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Hi I'm Chase

I'm a Texas born, Texas raised, Texas loving man, love the outdoors, I'm a college student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm one of those people who love where they come from. I was born and raised in north Texas and I simply love that state. I like to be in the woods and the outdoors. I also enjoy staying indoors and watching movies. I'm currently a sophomore in college and I am about to leave on an LDS mission!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up being a member of this church. I was born into it. Ever since I was little I wanted to know more and more about what this religion has to offer me. When I was eight years old I was baptized by my father. I remember that day very well. It was really my first moment in my life where I knew that this church was true. You might think that me growing up in this church made me blind to other Christian denominations, however, I was very exposed to other religions at a young age. Texas is very much part of the "Bible Belt" part of the United States. Most of my friends growing up were not of my faith and I would often have conversations about religion. I had many opportunities to share what I knew and that strengthened me as I shared and as I learned about other beliefs. At a young age I knew that this church has the fullness of the gospel of God. More recently as I have prepared to go on a 2-year LDS mission I have found more personal evidence in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon which have yet again solidified my faith in this particular denomination of the Christian religion. I have found that as I study and learn, the more I come to know my Savior, Jesus Christ, and of what He did for me. I continue to remain a faithful member of this church simply because I know it is what I should be doing with my life. The structure of this church provides a way to live your life in a healthy manner, be prepared for unexpected problems that could happen, encourages marriage and families, is centered on our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and encourages secular and spiritual growth. I know that it is the best way to life my life.

How I live my faith

I have done many things within my community through the helpfulness of my church back in Texas. I have participated in blood drives, Eagle Scout projects (my own as well), hygiene kit assembly for the homeless, and a few other very helpful contributions to society. All of these have been done through the help of my church. The church seeks out to provide help to those in need and that is a great blessing for everyone that was involved, myself included. I enjoy helping others and I believe that that is one way I live my faith.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

The Mormon lifestyle is fairly simple. We believe in personal scripture study, personal prayer, and attending church services and meetings. This personal interaction with the scriptures and with prayer is something we do so we have a personal connection with God. This is how we can better get to know Him. Attending church meetings allows us to further our knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a place of spiritual growth. We do all these things so we can live a continuously happy life. The best way to find this lasting happiness is by living your life according to the knowledge of God's plan of happiness, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and striving to keep the laws of God, such as the ten commandments. I know that this lifestyle might not be the most popular or easy, but I'll be straight up with you, it will make you happy. I would not tell you this if I didn't believe it myself. It will make your life and your family's lives happier and will fill it with meaning. We all can use something that makes this life a little less grim. I testify that you will feel the blessings of the Lord as you live your life in accordance with how He wants you to. If you don't believe me, I encourage you to give it a shot. Pray to your Father in Heaven. Read the Book of Mormon and the Bible with a desire to learn. Then look for the little miracles that can and will happen as you build that relationship with your Heavenly Father. Show more Show less