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Hi I'm Chandler

I'm from the beautiful state of Washington. I'm the oldest of 5 kids, and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Chandler and I'm 18 years old. I'm the oldest child and I come from a family of five kids. I was born in Utah while my parents were still attending BYU, but our growing family has since lived all around the country including Arizona, California, Wisconsin, and now Washington. I plan to attend BYU in the coming years to obtain a business oriented degree. I enjoy running and basketball, playing the guitar and piano, and spending time with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon simply because I love it. I love knowing that because Jesus sacrificed for me, I can return to live with God in heaven again. I love that our Heavenly Father continues to care about and talk to His children by giving us prophets on the Earth like in ancient times. I love that we have a second testament of Jesus Christ known as the Book of Mormon that compliments the bible. I love knowing that in the spring of 1820, a young uneducated schoolboy from New York had a question about which church he should join. I believe that after Christ and His apostles were killed off nearly two thousand years ago that the true power and authority of God was lost from the Earth. I'm a Mormon because I believe that through God's help and trust, Joseph Smith was able to restore the full truth of Christ's church upon the Earth today. I love knowing that if I have faith in my Savior and work hard to follow in his footsteps, that I can be saved through His grace and live with my family and Heavenly Father forever.

How I live my faith

I love to live my faith in a lot of different ways. Our family always attends the standard church meetings every Sunday together (yes, 3 hours of church every week). This involves partaking of the sacrament (as Christ did in biblical times) as well as teaching and learning from one another. Church is always a good time for me to reflect on my actions the past week and repent of mistakes I may have made so I can become more Christ-like. One responsibility I have is to organize and lead hymns to sing for part of that time. Each Sunday after church is over, I have the opportunity to visit the homes of some elderly people that could not make it to church, so that they too can partake of the sacrament. Once a week for the past six years I've also attended youth group activities, where we usually do something fun together as teenagers, serve in the community, and strengthen our faith in God. For the next two years I will be putting a pause on my education and work careers to go serve a mission for our church in New York, New York. I am excited to share the happy truths that I know and serve the people there.