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Hi I'm Chris.

I grew up in Texas and now live in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dad and have two little boys. I'm working full-time right now but I'm considering going back to school. I enjoy running and have particpated in several races. I like to read.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an active mormon home. But my personal and individaul testimony has come (and continues to come) in parts. When I was a teenager, I spent two weeks working with full-time missionaries in Killeen, Texas. One day I visited a home with one of missionaries. The missionary asked me to teach part of a lesson we were giving someone who wanted to know more about the church. I taught about Joseph Smith and about the First Vision. As I taught about the vision, I had a feeling unlike any other feeling I've ever experienced before that time. As I taught the lesson, I knew in my heart, without a doubt, that Joseph Smith had indeed spoken with God. That is the one of the foundations of my testimony - I know that Joseph Smith spoke directly to God. I know he was a prophet.

How I live my faith

I teach 5 and 6 year olds in the ward I attend. I enjoy teaching these children about the gospel.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

I love attending church. It lifts me up and inspires me after a tough and demanding work week. I enjoy seeing my neighbors and friends. I think our meetings feel much the same way as the meetings of other faiths. I think the same sociality exits in other faiths and the members feel much more inspired after having attended those meetings. The temple, however, is unique to my faith. I've never experienced anything like it in any other faith. The temple feels holy and sacred - I feel closer to God there than in any other place. After having attended the temple, I feel different and I want to be better. I'm much more optimistic about life. The questions and worries in my heart feel less intense when I'm in the temple. I have more love for my family and I want to fulfill my responsibilities better. I'm at my best when I've been able to go to the temple. Show more Show less