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Hi I'm Chris Wyman

I'm a student, a husband, a father, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Chris Wyman. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I didn’t grow up a member. I joined the Church in April of 2006. I am currently a Biology student, preparing to continue my education in Pharmacy. I am a husband to an amazing wife, and a father to our first son. I am enjoying every minute of family life and I am grateful for my understanding that families can be together forever. I enjoy mountain biking, playing with my son, and learning about Heavenly Fathers wonderful creations. I love the strength that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings into my life.

Why I am a Mormon

It doesn't seem long ago that I was investigating the church myself. I was working for the Disney College Program in Orlando, FL. I found myself befriending a lot of members of the church. I felt comfortable around them, I felt like I could be myself around them. I didn't need to do any dumb things for us to get along. Little by little I noticed they didn't do things I was used to. They didn't drink or smoke, they didn't even watch rated R movies. I finally came around to asking them why they lived the way they did. Their answer was that they were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and that they wanted to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I started to meet with the missionaries to learn more about this church when they asked me to pray about and read The Book of Mormon to know if it was true. I read from the book everyday because I really wanted to know. I felt a peace a calmness from reading. I didn't however feel I was getting an answer to my prayers. I finally realized that if it was true, I would need to change my life to live the Gospel. My prayers changed from whether it was true or not to if I should join the church. One night as I prayed I felt the Holy Spirit confirm that it was true and that I should join the church. The Spirit came as a feeling of peace and confidence in my choice. After that experience and many others since, I know the church is true. I know with all my heart and I am happy to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I truly love the church's ability to allow us all to serve each other. I remember my first calling or responsibility was to help set up the bread and water for the sacrament every Sunday before church. While I had this opportunity I really learned the importance of the sacrament and how we need to remember our Savior's love and sacrifice for us. I have had many other callings since then and have many opportunities to personally help my fellow friends both in the church and the community. I love every moment of it. Recently, I have come to understand the important responsibility I have as a father to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ into our home more by leading family scripture study, family prayer, and Family Home Evening. This responsibility has been a great blessing to me by bringing me closer to my Heavenly Father and gaining a better understanding for His love that He has for my wife and my son.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Chris Wyman
The short answer to this question is Yes. I believe and know there is a prophet on the earth today. The answer wasn't always that simple though. When I was investigating the church for myself this was a hard concept for me to know and understand. Why did we need a prophet and were the church leaders prophets and apostles? I learned for myself when I was investigating. I heard an Apostle speak and I don't remember much of what he said but I do remember I felt the Holy Spirit teach me that he was indeed an apostle of the Lord and that the other church leaders were prophets and apostles. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Chris Wyman
We believe that all of us are brothers and sister. We are all children of a Heavenly Father who loves us. He gives us responsibilities and opportunities to help and serve one another. The reason we don't have paid clergy is because it is a service we give to one another and to God. Our Bishops or other church leaders are no higher than others in the church, they only have more responsibility to serve and love. Show more Show less