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Hi I'm Chrysi

I'm a Mom. I'm a do-it-yourself-er. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I think one of the interesting things about me is that I am an avid do-it-yourself-er. I love basic jobs like painting and replacing light and electrical fixtures and installing new faucets. But I also enjoy more challenging jobs like laying marble tile on a fireplace mantle and hearth, of course I handled the wet-saw myself. I have a husband whom I love very much and we have two wonderful children. As a family we love to go to sporting events, play actively outdoors, and we enjoy inviting friends to our home. I stay home and raise my children full time. My hobbies include photography, reading, baking and swimming. At 18 months our first child was diagnosed with a terminal genetic disease. This diagnosis really shook up our lives but it also made us stronger. Both my husband and I are advocates and heavily active in promoting awareness of our child's condition and raising research funds. Our decision to have a second child came after a lot of prayer and research. We know that God has always watched over us. And now we have been blessed with another child who is perfectly healthy. I'm always amazed at how much another child has increased the joy in our family. I teach a class of ten 6 year old children at our L.D.S. (Mormon) Church. I know we have been very blessed by God. I am so thankful for all He has given me; family, friends, a responsibility, direction and most of all His love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. But that's not why I'm still an active member. I love this church for many reasons including the strength I get from the docterine, the friendship I get from other members, and it brings me and my family closer to God. I grew up in the church it has blessed me atin every phase life. In Primary the childrens program, I always felt my teachers loved me. Even when I acted up I still recieved love and guidence. I met some of my most influential leaders while I was a youth between the ages of 12 and 18. I was akward, had little self confidence, and was socially backward like all teens. One leader who stands out in my memory greeted me at every meeting by saying, "hey beautiful." I can't express how uncomfortable it felt to be called something I knew I wasn't. She continued to treat me like a beautiful young lady and I grew in confidence. I moved away form my home town for the first time when I was 6 months pregnant with my second child. My husbands work toook him away from our home for most of the week, each week. I needed to find a Doctor, and child care durring the appointments. And although my mother planned to fly into town for the birth I needed a backup plan just in case I went into labor early. The other women befreinded me right away. I got hooked up with a 14 yr old babysitter I could use on weekends and some moms who helped with my older child durring the day. I no time at all I made life long friends hundreds of miles away form anyone I use to know. But I feel like these are all suface reasons of my membership in this church. I have been spiritually fed through my life. I've been taught by my peers and leaders about Christ and his love. I have a better understanding of life and it's purpose and who I really am because of this life of learning. I am a daughter of God. I am determined to return to His presence. I know the grace of God is constantly working in my life enabling me to stay on the path to Him.

How I live my faith

I love the work I have the opportunity to do in this church. I've held a number of roles including Teaching children ages 3-7, teaching youth ages 14 and 15, being a choir director, teaching adults, visiting women, caring for the meeting house library, and planning women's social activities. In this church we all accept these different positions on a volunteer basis. My favorite positions have been teaching positions. I love to learn and the amount I learn when I'm the teacher is far beyond the amount I can teach. Bearing my testimony to a group of ten 14 and 15 year olds that I know God will lead us and show us what we should do if we are following Him is an amazing experience. Teaching an adult class years ago on the Old Testament gave me an amazingly strong love of that particular book of scripture. Also I have a few women in the church who watch over me. They call and visit in my home and talk about my immediate needs and how they can help me and then deliver a spiritual message also. These women didn't know me before but I felt their love for me right away. And likewise I have some women I watch over. I love them each, I pray for them, call them and visit in their homes as well. I just want to be here for them the way others have been there for me. Out side of a regular church position I am a good friendly neighbor. I just like to be the mom who invites all the kids in the neighborhood to come play and be safe at my home. I love helping kids make paper airplanes, and handing out sidewalk chalk and cookies.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

I love the Bible! I was born and raised in the LDS (Mormon) Church and have read almost the entire Bible. I have a special love for the Old Testament and it's storys. I hd the oppertunity to teach the teachings of the Old Testament to a class of married adults. I learn so much about Gods love for each of his children in spite of our repeted disobediance. Now I am teaching the New Testament to a class of young teens in the church. We have recently completed many of the writings of Paul. When I realized we had reached the book of James I acctually felt sad like the writings of Paul were an old friend that I will miss until I return to them. I and how they so easily relate to our lives today. The Bible is a treasure and a gift from God and the Book of Mormon can be used to prove and establish the teachings of the Bible. Show more Show less