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Hi I'm Christi

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married with 2 young children. My husband works at a local Michelin plant and I stay home with our children. I went to BYU-Idaho for a few years and worked at Disney World for about a year before I got married. My husband went to BYU and served a 2 year mission for our church in Hawaii. I love photography and periodically do weddings and family portraits. I am also an independent sales consultant with Mary Kay to earn a little extra money for our family. My dad has set an awesome example of physical fitness for our family and I'm trying to follow in his footsteps! I am currently training for sprint triathlons. I've done one so far and loved it! I love my jobs, my family and the Church in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were baptized when my mother was 8 months pregnant with me. So I was barely born into the gospel. My parents didn't have the best relationships with everyone in their families, and gatherings and reunions were far apart. They wanted something different for their family and always made a point to show us that family was first. This gospel was a perfect answer to that challenge and we became sealed together for eternity. We always supported each other in everything we did, from races and cheerleading, to choir concerts and scout court of honors! We were a close family and I know it was because of the teachings we received through the gospel. My father was a bishop and is a great example of a worthy priesthood holder. We often went to him for blessings before starting school, when we were sick, or when we just needed special help from the Lord through the priesthood. My mother was a great example to us in service. She always showed her love no matter what decisions we made. My parents' examples and teachings of the gospel are the reason that all 4 of their children have been sealed in the temple to their spouses and are starting families of their own in the gospel. I love that our church meets for 3 hours every Sunday. It seems such a small amount of our time to spend worshiping our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. I know that Heavenly Father loves me. I know how incredibly much I love my children and can't even imagine how much more He loves us to have allowed His Only Begotten Son to come to earth and atone for our sins so that we could all return to live with Him one day. I know that the only way we are to return to live with our Heavenly Father and our families forever is through the atonement of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

We live in an area where the Church is not huge. Still, it is very important to us. I have a calling in our ward Primary, working with children ages 18 months - 3 years old. I used to teach the 7 and 8 year olds, but now I'm in the presidency. I love getting to spend time with the children every week. It surprises me sometimes how smart they are and how much they already know about the gospel of Jesus Christ! In our home we have gospel pictures hung to help remind us of how we need to act. We have made a goal with our children to read the scriptures every night with them. Now we read every night before bed and pray together as a family. More elaborate prayers come later between my husband and myself because these nightly prayers with our children are said one word or phrase at a time so they can repeat after us. It's slow, but I can tell they are learning!

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Christi
Families are so very important. We can only achieve true joy on this earth through our families and the gospel. I've always known that families would have to be together in heaven as well. How could heaven, which is a perfect place, not have families? In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we have temples. In these beautiful houses of the Lord, we can be sealed to our families forever. A sealer, who holds the priesthood (the power of God on the earth) can seal a husband and wife. Seal their marriage so they can be bound together for eternity. Not just on this earth, but forever. When I decided to marry my husband I knew I wanted to be with him for always. And when we were sealed all future children we may have were automatically sealed to us forever as well. A dear friend of mine was not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so was not sealed in the temple when she got married. She and her husband have had 3 children. She has since joined the Church and just recently, they have prepared themselves to enter the temple and be sealed together for eternity. The couple was sealed first and then their children were sealed to them too. This was such a special experience for my husband and me to witness. It brought me so much joy to see this friend finally receive the same joy I had, to be sealed to her spouse and children and have that opportunity to be with them for all eternity! Show more Show less