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Hi I'm K. Crittenden

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in a small town in northern Utah. It was a farming community, so the people worked hard and were close to one another. I was the third of a family of five children. Both sets of grandparents lived within a few miles of my family home so I grew up very close to them. My maternal grandparents had a large farm and children the same or near to the same age as me. I grew up with my uncles, working on the farm and playing together. We learned to work hard at a young age as we helped on the farm and at our own home. My family came from pioneer stock My great or great great grandparents were converted to Mormonism and came to Utah after their conversion. We grew up attending church every Sunday, as well as other meetings and activities during the week. We knew that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints was a special thing and that membership carried with it responsibilities and commitments that need to be followed. I can not remember a time that I didn't know that the church was true. I have had a testimony of its truthfulness since my earliest memories. Of course that testimony has grown stronger over the years as I have participated in the church and witnessed the blessings in my life that come from our Heavenly father.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have been blessed to know the truth and to belong to the only true church upon the face of the earth today.. I was born a Mormon. I cannot remember a time that I didn't have a testimony of the truthfulness of the church. Our Heavenly Father has always directed his children here upon the earth through the words of the Prophets. Whenever the gospel has been here upon the earth, the Prophets directed the affairs of his people, through revelation.The words of the Prophets are found today in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I also know that just having those scriptures isn't enough. There needs to be a Prophet upon the earth to interpret the scriptures and to receive ongoing revelation from our Heavenly Father. The people during the Bible times had a Prophet to guide and direct them. How much more do we need a living Prophet today? Are we less important to our Heavenly Father than those people. Joseph Smith was chosen as the first Prophet in these latter days. He was called of God and given the authority to speak for God in this day. That authority has continued to this day in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are led by a living Prophet of God, who speaks for our Heavenly Father and guides us in this challenging time. I know this to be true and have a testimony of Joseph Smith and the restoration of the Gospel. We are led by a Prophet today and have the authority to act in his name. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the teachings of the gospel in my everyday life. I am human and I have to deal with the frailties and temptations that we all have to deal with, but I try to do what's right and to repent when I make mistakes. I have always enjoyed being involved in the various programs of the church and associating with the members as I participated on those activities. I have enjoyed serving in many church callings through the years. I have always tried to serve in whatever calling I have had to the best of my ability and to do what was asked of me. I enjoy being involved in the church and its programs. I have served in many church callings from being a boy scout leader to teaching classes. I have served in three different bishoprics, both as a counselor and as a clerk. At the present time I am the financial clerk in my home ward.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

K. Crittenden
Everyone can find out for themselves whether the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true like millions have before, by studying the teachings of the church and earnestly praying and asking if what you are learning is the truth. We have a promise, found in the Book of Mormon in the book of Moroni 10: 4-5: "And when you shall receive these things, I would that ye would ask God, the Eternal father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true, and if ye ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

K. Crittenden
The current prophet, who is directing the Lord's church on the earth today in Thomas S. Monson. President Monson is a wonderful man and is a great example to church members, as well as the entire world, as he leads and directs the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

K. Crittenden
What are the things that would tell me there is not a God? All a person needs to do is look around. What a beautiful world we live in. The diversity of life and geography is a miracle. To think that all of this came about just because the right mix of chemicals came together, by chance, is unthinkable to me. Everything in the world tells me there is a God and that he created this Earth, for us. I go out and look up at the night sky and ponder the vastness of the universe. Our Heavenly Father tells us in the scriptures that he has created worlds without end. That creation is visible to all of us in the night sky. There are many things we don't understand yet, but we are promised that we will one day. God is real and he is the father of our souls. he created this universe and earth for us to have a place to live and to be tested. This I know. Show more Show less