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Hi I'm Chris Janes

I am from Mesa, Arizona. I'm serving as a representative of Jesus Christ in the Alaska Anchorage mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently 18 years old, and recently graduated from high school. In high school I was very involved. I did cross-country, wrestling, and volleyball as well as sang in the choir and took involved academic courses. My other hobbies include listening to music and socializing with close friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have gained a testimony for myself of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its teachings. A big part of that testimony comes from seeing and experiencing the blessings and happiness that come from living the commandments and following what the prophets of old and the prophet of today teach us. When we follow and live as Jesus Christ did, which is what God wants, we will have lighter burdens, clearer minds, and happier lives.

How I live my faith

I have been with and grown close to the boys my age in my church. We did everything from teaching and learning on Sundays, to planning and having both small and large adventures during the week and weekends. We did many sport activities such as glow in the dark ultimate frisbee, basketball and swimming. We also did many service projects and camp outs and day activities that often had spiritual lessons and thoughts attached to them. I've grown up with many of them most of my life and have been able to have such a great experience learning and serving with them.