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Hi I'm Christopher

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a nineteen-year-old who just finished his freshman year of college. I'm double-majoring in Music Composition and English, with emphases in Literature and Creative writing. I'm very excited to pursue a career in filmmaking in the near future. In the VERY near future, however—about a month from now—I will leave to serve a two-year mission for the LDS Church in Peru. I'm the oldest of five children in my family. My family is the most precious of all my possessions. I have a great relationship of friendship with all the members of my family, and we love being together. If you didn't already figure it out, I love to make movies and write music. I also love to play sports and be active physically. I'm quite competitive. I play just about every instrument and I pretty much love to do anything. I have about a thousand hobbies. I'm like my dad in that sense. I love watching movies. I really do. I'd like to think I'm funny, but then again, I'd also like to express my love for long walks on the beach and any other cliché that would go along with me talking about myself, trying to get you to like me. I was born into the church and it has been the greatest thing in my life. I'll adress that with attempted briefness and brevity in the following section. Thanks for reading about me this far already. I'm much cooler in person.

Why I am a Mormon

So here's the thing: this gospel is true. I firmly believe it to be true and it manifests it's truth to me on many different levels on a daily basis as I strive to live it. Growing up in the church was a great blessing for me. There have been many struggles in my life that would have broken me, had I not been blessed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the faith, guidance, and understanding therein. Eighth grade year, and my freshman year of high school were some of the hardest times I have experienced thus far in my life. A few weeks into my eighth grade year our family learned that my very close cousin, Michelle had been diagnosed with Leukemia. During the roller-coaster of a year that my eighth grade year was, because of Michelle's health ups and downs, my father came home one day with a broken-hearted look on his face as I was playing outside with my friends. He told me to come home—the family had to talk. What he had to tell me and my family was that my great grandfather—his grandfather—whom had been like a second father to all of us, whom we spent so much of our childhood with, had just passed away without any warning. I was overwhelmed with greif. This was my first real experience with death, and it was someone whom I considered one of my best friends. In the coming fall, after a profoundly difficult battle, Michelle passed on as well. MY great grandmother, whom had just recently lost her beloved husband, withered that first year of her loss and passed away a few months after Michelle. I had never experienced so much loss in my life, and yet, through all of this, I was comforted my the Spirit of God; I was comforted by my belief that I would indeed see them again in the next life, and that we would be together again. In fact, before this experience, I hadn't much of a testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel at all. It was just something I grew into, until I was forced by these experiences to actually search for truth. I searched, and I found it.

How I live my faith

Right now, I'm in an odd time in relation to how I participate in church. I attend church and try to go out with the missionaries in my ward, trying to prepare for my mission. I'm in a state of "limbo" as they call it, because I'm so close to leaving for my mission. I suppose it will suffice, because most people that may read this will be reading it by the time I am actually on my mission, so I will talk about that briefly. I going to Peru, where I will preach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ — the same gospel that I know to be true and that has given me inexpressible peace and joy. I wish to serve the lord in this sacred duty and to share this peace and joy that I have. If you're curious about what missionaries do, I wouldn't be the best of sources. I would highly encourage you to find the missionaries in your area and find out for yourself what their job and what this church is all about. The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most beautiful thing on earth. It is true. I wish that I could convey that simple fact to you with all of my being. I love this gospel and I thank God for it every day.