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Hi I'm Chris

I am from Orem Utah, the "greatest snow on earth", and I love to ski. I put away my skis to serve a 2 year mission in Tokyo Japan.

About Me

I am a 19 year old serving a mission in Tokyo Japan. I have a big, happy family that I love to do things with. I love to ski, play football, play the piano, and working with wood. As a missionary, I set all of those things that I love, including my family in order to share with other people how I found peace and hope in my life. When I return to America, I'm going to go to my childhood dream school, BYU in utah, where I'm going to study electrical engineering. I love being able to transform something I imagine in my head into an actual object. I love designing and creating.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where I was brought to church and I didn't really understand what I was doing. As I have grown through my teenage years, I decided that I didn't want to be a part of the Mormon church just because my parents made me. If I was going to dedicate the rest of my life to it, I wanted to know if it was true. So, I did what everyone says to do. I did what was required to know the truth... And because of that, I now know that it is true. I have felt in specific moments the intense peace and love of God, but everyday I feel a quieter, gentile peace. Jesus Christ has the power to change. I am not a Mormon just because my parents are, or that I grew up there. I am a Mormon not only because I know it is true, but because I have changed so much because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary for the Mormon Church in Tokyo Japan. I teach Jesus Christ's gospel to people who want to know how they can change their lives for the better. Every day I talk to sometimes hundreds of Japanese people. Most of my days are spent getting rejected, sometimes rudely, searching for those people who realize that there is something in their life and want something more. It is hard work and I don't get paid, but the joy of watching someone's life change changes my own and I will never be the same because of it. Every day I strive to live by the scout motto: Do a good turn daily. Every day I look for a person to help. I hope that my experiences as a scout, student, missionary, family member and friend will give me the tools I need to help change the world.