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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in California. I love to ski. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California and have a passion for snow skiing and anything outdoors. I've done some traveling with my grandparents and enjoy seeing new places. I plan on studying electrical or computer engineering at BYU-Idaho.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Presbyterian and went to an Evangelical congregation for a few years. For many of my early teenage years I considered myself an atheist and did not believe there was a God. After living my life for myself and making many bad decisions I was humbled and realized there was more to life than I had. I had a close friend who was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and felt they had something I desperately needed. After researching the church I felt what I was learning was true and requested a Book of Mormon. As I read it I knew what I was reading was true and felt God's love for the first time in my life. After a long process of getting my life to the point where I could be baptized I joined the church when I was 17. I continue in this faith because I know it is true. I have received countless spiritual witnesses of its truth. I have seen the unimaginable change it's had in my own life and have been blessed to have seen it change the lives of others. The more I learn of His gospel the stronger I feel that it is true.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday and attend the temple regularly. I look forward to studying the scriptures and praying daily. I help out in any way I can and have filled roles from teaching a Sunday School class to being a member of a committee that planned activities for young adults. I've had a wonderful opportunity to have the responsibility of meeting with members of the church in their homes regularly to help them strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. I currently volunteer full time as a missionary for the church in the Northern Virginia area and help others come closer to Christ and experience the joy I've felt from living His gospel.