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Hi I'm Kristel

I 'm a nurse, teacher, maid, accountant, chef, counselor, and i have juggled three kids in diapers. I'm a mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 5. I love to find fun and creative ways for our children to learn and grow. I help my husband run our small company. I am so grateful this keeps me in the home so I can be with my young children this is a blessing I don't take lightly.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 12 it was suggested I find out if the Book of Mormon is true by reading and then praying to recieve an answer. I remember reading and feeling like the things I read were good for my behalf and helped me come closer to Jesus Christ. I then felt a great desire to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I knelt in a humble and sincere prayer asking my Father in Heaven to make it known to me if the Book of Mormon is true. I was unsure how I would recieve an answer from my Father in Heaven would it be a writing on the wall or a lightning outside or an angel declaring it to me. No, I knew a from others testimonies that answers from our Father in Heaven come more as a feeling in your heart and mind. When I was praying I felt knowledge fill my mind that I could not longer doubt that the Book of Mormon was true I knew it was true. With this insight I desired to continue to find more truth through prayer and study.

How I live my faith

I like to read the scriptures because they help me find answers to my questions and concerns along with prayer. I also think it is important keep the Lord's commandments. One that blesses me is keeping the sabbath day holy by attending church meetings and partaking of the sacrament, when I do these things it shows Heavenly Father and Jesus that I love them and want to remember what they have done for me and show them I will try my best to do good. I have had opportunities to serve at church by being a leader to young women ages 12-18. I served them by creating activities called mutual activities and teaching them the gospel with other leaders on Sunday. The mutual activities are for the benefit of the girls, they plan these activities with us. They are fun and give the girls a chance to gain talents, skills, leadership training, friendships, they also serve the community during these activities. They make and achieve goals to help them be their best selves. I was so glad for their good examples, they show me that there can be pure and virtuous females in this world.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Kristel
The Holy Ghost is a third member of the Godhead. The Holy Ghost testifies of Jesus Christ. You can recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost after you are baptized. In the New Testament the Holy Ghost desended as a dove after Jesus Christ was baptized. I feel it is very precious to have the gift of the Holy Ghost because I recieve guidance, direction and comfort when I am in need. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Kristel
Modest in dress creates more of a modest feeling in how you act. When you are conservatively dressed you act in this way. Parents can show their children that they don't need to follow the crowd or trend but show respect for themselves and others by being speaking well and dressing in an unrevealing way. Which can conclude in a life where they don't send mixed signals of provicative or uncooth actions. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Kristel
Teach our children it is wrong. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Kristel
We need the 12 Apostles in our day as much as the days of Jesus Christ. If you remember the 12 Apostles were mostly missionarys and keepers of the testimony of Jesus Christ. We need repentance and guidance more than ever and we also need the true testimony of Jesus Christ, even witnesses of His divinity. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kristel
Mormons do not practice polygamy, it is against the law. We believe we should obey the laws of the land. The pioneers were commanded through Joseph Smith to do so at the time. The Lord eventullay took the commandment away such as he made the Ten Commandments only ten, because it was a higher law that was misunderstood by the follies of men. I can see what the benefits of polygamy at the time would have been such as many hands to make light work and the benefit to populate the community. The most joyful thing is that the Lord directs his people through a worthy prophet. We may not understand all of His Doings but we can feel and see blessings come to those who follow the prophet of the Lord. Show more Show less