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Hi I'm Christopher

I love baseball. My family calls me Chr. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hi! I'm Christopher, not Chris. I love to hang out with my friends or family. I am drawn to friends who like to have a good time, but have good standards. College was a blast, but I have only done 1 year of it. While school is fun, I prefer working even more, because i like to see how my efforts affect others. And I like money too! My family is not perfect, but I love them more than anything. I served a two year mission in Australia recently and am preparing to go back to school to study geography. Sports are awesome, especially basketball. Baseball is great too, but I'm not that good. Mostly I just like baseball because it's something my family is passionate about. I'm single and still at home with my parents, but i plan on having a family someday, like my older brother! Funny, respectful people are my favorite, but I have learned to like just about everybody. Traveling is a lot of fun, especially to Florida. I love being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are members of the same church as me, and they taught me well from the Bible, the Book of Mormon and going to church. However, they could only teach me so much. I had to come to believe what they taught for myself. I also could only find answers to some of my questions myself. In middle school and the first few years of high school, I was a very angry person. I felt something was always missing, but I didn't know what. Desperate to learn what it was, I read the Book of Mormon serching for possible answers. One summer, when I was reading and praying, I realized I found what i was missing: Christ. Not like I never knew about Him before, but like He had never become personal for me, or I had never realized His healing power was real, for me! A horrible, prideful, stupid person like me. He loved me in spite of that! And because He loved me, he could help me to change, if I wanted to. Well I wanted to! I desperately wanted to change. I have since become very mild mannered. I have been to the House of the Lord, the Washington DC temple, and my faith in Christ has increased. I served a two year mission in Australia because I felt indebted to God, and it was a small way i could sort of "give back," although I could never fully give back in return for what Christ has done for me. I learned and changed much more on my mission. I continue to find peace each day as I search the scriptures and continue my conversion. It is such a blessing to have what I have been given, and I continue to share the gospel with friends and acquaintances as an unofficial missionary today.

How I live my faith

I serve in a special unit called a "young single adult" branch. It's awesome, because it consists of young people like me who still don't have a family of their own. The ages in this group range from 18-30, so everyone is typing, but there is still a lot of diversity of lifestyles. We all have one thing in common: we all want to be better Christians. I serve the group of men in the branch as one of the counselors the group president. I help ensure that the men and women are receiving personal ministry every week in Sunday school and in their homes by men in the group holding the priesthood. The monthly ministering program in the church is called hometeaching. While I am a leader in this program, I am also a hometeacher myself! This means my assigned companion and I visit the homes of for other individuals in the branch each month with a spiritual message from the prophets or the scriptures. We also ensure that their physical and spiritual needs are being met. This is not always easy, but it is worth the effort. Hometeacher do not have to do everything on their own; we have the help of the branch presidency in meeting people's needs, especially in financial matters. In addition to hometeaching, I also assist the local Missionaries in their work by fellowshipping those they teach and finding people for the Missionaries to teach. One of my favorite things to do is share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others who do not know about my faith. Giving copies of the Book of Mormon to those who do not already have one give me great joy. In Australia, I had the privilege of performing baptisms and confirmations for those who decided to follow Christ more fully.