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Hi I'm Chris Samples

I grew up in the United States and have lived and traveled all over the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of two sons. I grew up until age 14 in Cleveland, OH and moved to Cerritos, CA where I met my beautiful wife in high school. I have lived all over the United States and the world during my nearly 22 years of military service. I am retired from the military. In my free time, I love to travel, exercise, read, and serve others. I plan to serve a mission with my wife in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is such a simple plan that has been provided to us through scripture and modern day prophets. I was introduced to the church back in college by some friends who invited us to Family Home Evening for young married couples. I felt something very different - which was the spirit or Holy Ghost. After meeting with the missionaries for a few months, I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon and the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I felt an overwhelming feeling of peace as tears of joy streamed down my face. I knew that the church was true, that the Book of Mormon was true, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been returned to the earth again in its entirity, and that we have a prophet here on the earth again today to guide and lead us. It's true! The church is true! This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I serve as a counselor in the Bishopric. As a member of the Bishopric, I provide counsel to our ecclesiastic leader (Bishop) as well as the leaders of our youth organizations. I love to serve others; doing so brings me so much peace and joy in my life. I also serve as a hometeacher in the church where we visit, serve, and teach families in the church. This summer, I have been called as the Trail Boss for the Pioneer Trek, which is a re-enactment of the early settlers who travelled across the North American continenet and settled in the Salt Lake Valle of Utah.