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Hi I'm Chathum

I grew up in Spokane Washington. I love music and making people laugh. I'm an avid runner, and a really good friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a jack of all trades. I love to sing and play piano. I've been involved with music all my life. I grew up playing in the mountains hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. I love to run, and I just ran my first full marathon this year! I have a fantastic family. I am the second of 5 children. All of my siblings are girls. This tends to make me the go-to man for guys who need advice on understanding girls. After graduating high school, I served a mission in Paraguay for 2 years where I learned Spanish. After returning to the States, I began going to college. I am in my last year, and can't describe how excited I am to graduate! I am going into Organizational Communications and Professional Logistics. I am single, which makes me unique in the sense that all my friends are married with children. Being single at my age is a challenge at times, but I have an incredible supportive family and group of friends that make my life amazing. I'm look forward to living a life full of adventure and change. I want to travel the world, and have lasting experiences that will enrich my life. I like to live life without regret, and give myself every opportunity to find something new everyday that will lift me higher.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that had been in the Church for many generations before. Needless to say, I was practically born a Mormon. But, this did not mean that I did not choose to be a member of this Church of Jesus Christ. Although I was raised in the LDS faith, I have had my challenges and obstacles that have put me in the position to question, challenge, and try my beliefs. I am a Mormon because I have asked, pondered, prayed, and challenged my faith. This does not mean that I have strayed from the path, but more importantly gained a testimony of how important it is to stay on the path that leads to living with my Father in Heaven and Savior. I am a Mormon because I feel the love that my Savior has for me in everything that I do. Allowing Him to teach me through trial, guide me through life's lessons, and listen to Him when my faith is weak has given me a deeper conviction and knowledge that this is His church. This is the path that he has established on earth to guide his children home. I am a Mormon because I feel my Saviors love when I do what he says. I am a Mormon because I feel free through the knowledge and truths He has taught me through his appointed leaders and Holy Scriptures. I know that it is through obedience that I can find strength and testimony. I am a Mormon because I am taught to follow Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind. I believe that he lived here on earth and ministered to His people. I believe that he died on the cross and shed His precious blood that would atone for my sins and allow me to repent, be forgiven, and follow Him that I might live with Him someday. And most of all, I believe that He lives! He loves me, and that blesses me, even when I trip, falter, and make mistakes along the way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every second of my life in all that I say and do. I believe the best way to live ones faith is to show it through example. I try to be kind and loving, expressing thanks in that I have. I live my faith by treating those around me with live and appreciation. I don't drink, smoke, or use bad language. I try to embody all that is good to keep myself not only spiritually healthy, but to repsect this body that has been given to me, and protect it from harm. I believe that living a moral and virtuous life brings my closer to God. I live my faith by trying to be life Jesus. I serve in the congregation that I attend. I serve by playing the piano and organ for church services, and by directing choirs. I have also served by being a teacher in Sunday School classes. This has been a challenge for me, but it is true that the teacher learns more than the student. I love to serve and help, and build up those around me at church. I live my faith by being honest and trustworthy. Some of the greatest blessings that we have in this life is that of family and friends. I value very much the relationships that I have, and I respect those relationships by being Christ-like and deed and action. I live my faith through repentance. I am so far from perfection, and I recognize my shortcomings. I feel that when I am forgiven and ask for forgiveness, I come close to my Savior. I live my faith by continually drawing myself closer to Him. Most of all, I live my faith by example. I show those around me that I am convicted, devoted, and living what I believe. I do not force my religion, faith, or standards on others. I let them see and hear me. I let them see for themselves. I represent my faith in all that I do and say.