Hi I'm Christiana Marie
I am currently working as an Assistant. I was a full time Nanny for 3 years and I loved it. I plan to go back to school to become a Preschool Teacher. As I mentioned above, I also work as a Face-Painter, which I have been doing for about 6 years now. The outdoors is my true home. I love camping and hiking. Adventure is where I can really let my Spirit roam free. I love art and my main hobby is photography. I love music and I love to sing. I am the oldest of 3 girls and I love my family more than anything. I have been told I have a very bright personality and I always strive to find the positive in EVERY situation.
Why I am a Mormon
I chose to become a member because of the light and the beauty the Gospel brings. Everything just made sense after learning about the Gospel through taking the discussions with the missionaries. My whole perspective on this life has changed forever and I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for the knowledge the word of God has brought me. Everything in my world went from bad to having a purpose as soon as I learned and understood the Atoning Sacrifice of our Elder Brother and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is a wonderful and humbling feeling to know that the love of our Heavenly Father is unconditional and that He knows us more than we know ourselves. I have a testimony that our Father in Heaven knows every one of us so individually and His plan for us brings such happiness and truth to my soul. He provides us with comfort and strength through the Spirit of the Holy Ghost. He guides us through trials and gives us promised blessings. He never turns His back on us and He is always there with His hand reaching out towards us. I believe everything happens for a reason and in according to His individual plans for each of us. Through the power of prayer, I'm able to connect with the Father of my spirit and I was able to make the decision to follow His only begotten Son and become baptized of water and fire. I walk proud as a member of this amazing Gospel, and my heart is even more full now that one of my younger sisters made that same decision I made almost 5 years ago.
Why/How do you share the gospel with your friends?
I start by sharing my conversion story and things just go from there. I let them know I am there for any questions they might have and if I don't have the answer for one, I let them know where they can get their answers. Also, inviting friends and family to church related activities is a huge way we can all share the gospel. Most of all, just being an example is the best way to share the gospel, in my opinion.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by remaining an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I stay connected with my fellow sisters and brothers in my ward by attending all the weekly social activities. I attend church meetings EVERY Sunday :) I read my scriptures and pray to my Heavenly Father daily. I stay true to the Word of Wisdom and I follow the teachings of the church with FAITH.