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Hi I'm Kristi

I'm a Mormon. I grew up on a farm in a small town in Idaho. I teach Special Education in an elementary school.

About Me

Education has been a focal point in my life. I graduated from a few universities and I have been teaching special education for 30 years. I love it! I have many hobbies some of which include hiking, camping, ham radio, crocheting, quilting, gardening, webpages, electronic scrapbooking. I live with my little yorkie, Jasper and my fat cat Claire.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon. My dad was a Mormon and not active. My mom and two older brothers were baptized before I was born. The gospel was not practiced inside our home, but we were able to attend church meetings. I grew up on a farm 6 miles outside of town, going to Primary, Sunday Church, Seminary and Young Women's was a great way to socialize. The church was a positive influence in my life and as I began to grow older studying the scriptures gave me more grounding and a strong belief in God and the plan of salvation. Throughout the years, I have continued to study and learn and deepen my faith and my beliefs. Now, as a middle-aged adult, my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is stronger and more important than ever. As I go through trials and have turned toward God for strength and understanding, I wonder why and how anyone would ever want to do it on their own.  I am truly grateful that the gospel of Jesus has been restored to this earth. With this restoration we now have the priesthood and authority of God on the earth again.

How I live my faith

I am very active in my ward. I am happy to serve wherever I am called. I sometimes feel inadequate for a particular calling, but know that Heavenly Father will give me the strength and knowledge that I need to fulfill that calling. One of my favorite callings has been being a visiting teacher. This is the opportunity to get to know a few sisters very well and visit them on a monthly basis. When we go to visit, we deliver a religious message and see if there is any service that we can perform for them. I love to get to know the sisters on a very personal level.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

I love the church welfare program. It helps people who are temporarily in need of help and teaches and helps them get back on their feet. It encourages all of us to become self-reliant and help others to become self-reliant too. Show more Show less