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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a father of six. I'm a high school Spanish teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up near Boston, but I now live in the South. I served as a missionary in Argentina and graduated from Brigham Young University. I am married with six children and teach high school Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents were visited by the missionaries many years ago in Massachusetts. The whole family was baptized when my mother was 8 years old. All through my childhood, my mother faithfully brought me to church, where I learned the gospel and had many good examples to look up to. However, when I was about 15, I decided that I needed to know the truth for myself. I explored religions and visited several churches with my friends over the course of two or three years. I did not find anything that answered all my questions or gave me the confirmation of truth that I sought. After searching in various religions and churches, I realized that I had already had what I sought, and had been looking elsewhere for what I already knew. I then began to study more seriously my own church, and found the truths and deep spiritual testimony that I needed. Ever since then, I have grown stronger in faith in testimony as I have seen blessing after blessing and witnessed miracle after miracle.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith regularly through individual and family scripture study and prayer. I have strong values and am not afraid to stand up for them. I try to serve whenever needed, though I often feel that I am not available enough for those who need me. In my responsibilities at church, I work with all of the local church organizations and ages. My biggest responsibility, and my favorite, are the youth. I know each of them and what is going on in their lives. I learn so much from them, and appreciate the struggles they face each day. I admire them for staying strong through so many challenges.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we do not. We honor him as a great man and the first prophet of the restored Church of Jesus Christ, but we worship only Jesus Christ, our savior. Christ himself explained in scripture that he is the way and the light. It is only through the worship of Jesus Christ that we may be saved and given eternal life. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or LDS Church. In the early days of the church, those who opposed it began to refer to its members as Mormons in reference to the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture in addition to the Bible, which was translated and published during the early days of the church. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Temples are absolutely not secret places. They are sacred, not secret. Just as with the temples of ancient times, only those who demonstrate a certain level of worthiness may enter temples, in order to maintain their sacred nature. That personal level of worthiness must be demonstrated through righteous living and endorsed by the leader of the member's congregation so that one can enter into the temple. Show more Show less