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Hi I'm Chayston

I was born and raised in Utah. I play ice hockey and the trumpet. I'm half Canadian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I really enjoy music, especially playing my trumpet or the piano. I also recently began to sing. I like swimming, and I spent one summer as a lifeguard at a local waterpark. I love ice hockey, a sport that I've played since I was seven. Skiing is also one of my favorite activities, though I must admit, I'm not fantastic on the slopes. I absolutely love legos and building just about anything. I like to ride my motorcycle both on streets and in the mud and dirt. I enjoy target shooting with my 22 rifle. I'm a bit obsessive over completing all my homework on time, and I graduated high school magna cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. I do consider myself organized, though only when I want to be (sometimes laziness gets the better of me). I absolutely love family history, and I enjoy learning about the past. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and the knowledge, peace, and comfort that it gives me. I'm extremely happy and grateful that I can call myself a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. When I was young, it was really easy to believe just like my parents. But then at school, there is always a vast number of opinions. I began to wonder what really was true and what wasn't. I decided from what I had been taught coupled with common sense that if I wanted to know what church was the church of God, then I should ask God Himself. The Book of Mormon, as I was well aware, promises that if you read its words and deeply desire to know the truth, then you should pray and ask God with real intent. I did so, and I felt peace and comfort that the Book of Mormon, and the Mormon (LDS) faith, is true. A few years later, again the uneasiness came and I began to wonder. So again I asked God, because if anyone would know which church was God's church, He would. He again sent feelings of peace and comfort, but this time reassurance as well, that the Mormon church is the true church. And now I don't doubt it for a second!

How I live my faith

I really love participating in various church activities. My favorite is seminary - a class for high schoolers to study the Mormon faith. I had the opportunity to serve as the seminary council president for the seminary at my high school. A seminary council is a group of several high school students who plan various activities to help the seminary students get the most out of their seminary classes. To be on the council, you must be called (assigned) by local leaders in the church. I loved the opportunity to help other youth develop a love for this church and Christ like I have. I also visit a few families in my ward each month. This is known as home teaching. I have a partner and we are assigned to three families. In these visits, we discuss the family's needs and how we can help as individuals and as a community. We also share a brief message with them about the gospel. With these roles, home teachers desire to be a physical as well as a spiritual support.