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Hi I'm Christian

I'm a Yankee relocated and living in the south. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm pursuing an MBA at a top school. Recently married, my wife and I are expecting our first child soon. I've been blessed with great family and friends that support me in all my worthy pursuits. I find strength in family and work diligently to honor their name. I also am in love with basketball. I play it often and think of it more often. I love people. I love working to help my friends whenever possible. I think that lives are enriched by people reaching out to other people always. My greatest joys are enabling others to succeed.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I know the promises that I've made with the Lord will allow me to live with my family forever. When my father passed away when I was just 17 years old, my conviction was left wanting more. Doubts crept into my life leaving me to question whether the Mormon faith was all that it purported to be. I began my search in earnest to find answers to my heart's honest inquiry: Does the Gospel of Jesus Christ enable me to live with my family forever? I found my answer nearly two years later. As I left for college and began to find my own way through life, I learned about relying on more than just my intellectual curiosities. Indeed, I did study the scriptures. In fact, I prepared to serve a mission. But my heart was not yet converted. It all came together as I prepared to enter the Temple of the Lord. In my preparations, I prayerfully approached the Lord and asked him to bring assurance to me about the possibility of eternal families. When I went for the first time to participate in the temple ceremonies in the Boston, Massachusetts temple, I was immediately impressed by the decor throughout. It was of trees. To me, they represented my family tree. It was then that I received an unmistakable impression that indeed I could be reunited not only with my father, but with all my relatives --- to never be separated again. It was prompted by what I saw, but confirmed by what I felt. I know that the greatest of all of God's gifts is for us to be united with our families not only for time, but for all eternity. This grand promise is available to every man and woman that will promise to follow God's commandments. It is something worth dying for, and certainly something worth living for. And I do.

How I live my faith

Above all else, I work to serve everyone that I come in touch with. Whether it is a simple offer of a handshake or a smile to helping others move in. Sometimes it is a shoulder to cry on. In all ways, I find my faith is best lived when I'm sharing my love and concern with others. As I do so, I truly feel like I stand shoulder to shoulder with Christ when he admonished, "when you have done it unto the least of these... ye have done it unto me". He would serve, so I must serve also.