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Hi I'm Cristopher Fowler

I was born and raised in the Wenatchee valley of WA. I worked as a snowboard instructor and automotive mechanic. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am 20 years old and on my mission now as of March 2015. I was raised in the church with my mother being active and my father active/inactive. I have lived with my father serving in the military and as a family dealing with two deployments. I work on cars as a hobby and as a part-time job; i started when i was 14 years old. I was taught how to snowboard at age 13 and then began teaching at age 16. I have always grown up in the rural areas and will more than likely stay that way in the future. I have spent at least a quarter of my life either staying or helping on the my grandparents farm. My plans after my mission is to go to school at Wyo-tech and study automotive and diesel Mechanics, then maybe return back for Business Management and get my degree. Either before, during, or after my studies I wish to be married, and starting a family. I have seen how great the church principles are the greatest for raising up a family. I have friends from all sorts of backgrounds, and different life styles, all throughout the church and around the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the church my whole life, I was raised by the standards of the church and never put my real effort in knowing if it was true or not, I was more or less going through the motions after I was 10 years old. My mother tells me all the time of what I said when I was younger, and how great of faith I had even in the hardest times dealing with my medical history of Surgeries and recoveries. But as I was going through the motions, I was also wearing a mask at the same time; I was to different people. I was always obedient at church activities and household activities, but when I got into my social life, I was a different person. By the age 16, I began to notice that I was missing something, t"here was embers glowing of a once large fire, now losing fuel continually," I really began trying to change my life to live according to what I was raised on and what I said I did. By doing so there were times when I felt like I could never get over the hump of my daily struggles, I was still missing a few details, but I was trying out of the faith that I had. I had hope but I was losing it as I fought to get back in line for three years, shortly after graduation and starting to working, on day at work, I was prompted to travel to Richland, WA, by a quiet voice/thought. I fought against it for three hours, then I made the choice to go, not knowing what I would find. I found a friend that helped me get on track, even though this friend didn't know that she was helping me. By November my bishop sent my Mission papers to Utah. From that moment in August, to this very day on the field, I had a exhausted fire raise up to a raging fire in my heart, where the hardest temptations that use to pull me down can not do so any more. Another friend of mine, (friends from Preschool), asked me, what if what you believed in was false, I smiled and answered, "it wouldn't matter, because would not have the joy I have if I lived differently," and this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I was attending the Y.S.A. branch in my home town, (Young Single Adults). I received my mission call on December 4th, 2014, and I am serving now in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission. I decided to serve a mission because I have always had a desire to serve others over myself, and with how great of blessings I have had throughout my life as a member, I have only wanted others to have the same ability to receive blessings, and a state of peace, that I have received. Originally I was actually trying my best to stay away from serving a Mission, and serving in the army, like my father and my grandfather, but as I now look back at where the blessings have come into play in getting me on track to serve this mission, I am glad that my Heavenly father has guided me to coming out here on the mission field. How I live my faith each day, is by seeking his words through the Book of Mormon and the Bible, Daily prayer, and in serving others around me.