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Hi I'm Chris

I'm from Lolo Montana. I'm serving as a full time missionary in the Utah Salt Lake City South mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived for about 12 years in northern Idaho. I always love being out on the lake during the summertime. My family is the best! I have a little sister and a litttle brother. After my mom remarried we moved to Missoula Montana and I got four amazing step sisters. I love Montana and being outside. I'm a little bit nerdy. I love Star Wars, action movies, and TV shows. Aside from all of that I play the clarinet and acustic guitar. I graduated from Hellgate HighSchool in 2015 and then worked at Shopko to prepare to serve a full-time mission. Right now I am serving my mission in Salt Lake City and I am surrounded by many faithful and inspiring members of the LDS (Mormon) church.

Why I am a Mormon

Through my own personal experiences and through my own spiritual journey, I've been able to see how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints can change lives. It's changed my life and I've seen it change the lives of others. I know that Jesus Christ is responsable for these changes and as we increase our desire to follow Him we can become better people. I can't imagine myself not being a Mormon. The Book of Mormon has become such a big part of my life. The stories of the prophets in the Book of Mormon prove that each of us has the potential to be delivered from sin and guilt through the atonement of Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ can be found in it's fullness and it is here for us to partake in.

How I live my faith

I've been a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints since I was born. Even though the church has been a part of my upbringing, I still had to learn about it and decide for myself if it was something I wanted to continue to do. Serving as a missionary has helped me see the value of having a personal relationship with God. It has also increased my desire to share the things that I believe with those I come in intact with. Before my mission I served as a deacons quorum president, a teachers quorum president, and an elders quorum instructor in my young single adult ward. My family and the friends that I associate myself with help me embrace the standards that the church teaches. Sometimes people don't fully understand the choices I make because of my beliefs, but I have faith in the blessings that come from being obedient to God's commandments.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Chris
We believe that the Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. The Bible is a very ancient volume of holy scripture. It was written by prophets throughout the years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints recognizes the Bible in the church's "standard works" because of its ability to bring others to believe in Christ. John, an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, stated the purpose of the bible clearly when he said: "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." (John 20:31) Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Chris
The first vision was the prophet Joseph Smith's first physical encounter with God the Father and Jesus Christ. It came about because young Joseph Smith wanted to know which of the Christian denominations he should join. He went into a grove of trees to pray and ask God what he should do. Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ appeared to him as two separate beings. They gave him instruction and told him not to join any church because none of them contained the gospel in it's fullness. This event was the beginning of the restoration, where through the prophet Joseph Smith, God restored truths that were lost for centuries. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Chris
No. Though we reveare Joseph Smith as a faithful prophet in this dispensation, to worship him would be sacraligious. We are commanded to pray only to out Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less