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Hi I'm Kristin

I am a wife, mother, photographer, and runner. I'm an artsy-stuff kind of girl, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a great man that helps me raise three little people in the gospel. I am thankful to be married to someone that shares my same values. Being a mom and wife is hard work, it does not come easy to me but I am thankful to have guidance through the scriptures and the Savior Jesus Christ. I love getting away from the world and hiking and camping with my family. I have started to run again, haven't done that since high school many years ago. I actually like it more this time. I finished my first 10k not too long ago. Wahoo! I am a teacher to the 14-15 year old young women at church. I love to teach these young girls to live the gospel. I learn so much from them and from being able to teach them. They make me smile and are wonderful girls that know they are daughters of God. On Sunday I also attend a class that is all in ASL (American Sign Language) and we each take turns teaching. It is great to be able to learn a new language and learn about the gospel in more depth. It also helps me to communicate with my friend at church who is deaf.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church a couple of years before I was born. I grew up in the church and during my teenage years really struggled with my testimony. I realized around the age of 20 how miserable I had become by not living the gospel standards. I started to go back to church with a girl I had met that wanted to investigate the church. She joined the church soon after. I knew before I went back to church that I was not happy and I am so thankful I made the decision to come back. I love to sit at church and just feel that what I am hearing is true. The gospel teaches how family is central to Gods plan, that we have a Savior that atoned not only for everyone else and their sins, sufferings, and pains but for little old me, Kristin. He knows me. He loves me. He wants the best for me. It teaches us how to care for our bodies and keep them healthy. How we can be with our family for eternity, and not just for this life here on earth. It teaches us where we came from, why we are here and where we are headed. I value all of these things and I have found a church that values them to. I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I think about the person I want to be everyday. I want to be like my Savior, so I need to learn of him and follow his example. One thing we do at home is try to have family home evening every week to teach our children about the gospel. Sometimes it is successful and sometimes a lot of gymnastics happens, but it's worth it. Also family scripture study has helped us to teach our children and gives us time together as a family. I am a teacher for the 14-15 year old young women. I love them and I love this calling. I learn so many things just from teaching them. They have so much to share and they do so much good. They have good values and try to live a gospel centered life in a world where that is not always a popular choice. I am able to teach them about their Savior and Heavenly Father, the plan of happiness, eternal families, their divine role as a woman, missionary work, living a virtuous life, leadership skills and being a daughter of God. I am also a visiting teacher. I get to go with another lady to visit other women from church and teach them, make sure they feel loved and make sure their needs are taken care of. Right now I am able to teach a lady at church that is deaf and have had to learn sign language to be able to communicate with her. That has helped me to grow and I am gaining a friendship. I have been able to bare my testimony in sign and the spirit has been so strong. When you have to slow down and really think about it, you feel it deeply. I believe in Jesus Christ and try to live by his example everyday.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Of course we do. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and we use it together with the Bible. We learn from the ancient apostles in the Bible. It is scripture and has been given to us by God. Show more Show less