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Hi I'm Crystal

I love Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am a convert of seven years who found the Church through sister missionaries knocking on the door. I was 19 when I joined the Church! I am an avid reader and love learning random pieces of information that no one else really knows!! I am married with two beautiful and active boys and expecting my first little girl. I grew up in upstate New York and have 3 siblings and 2 wonderful parents. My mother is the only other member of the Church at this time. I have served a mission for the Church in Alabama and studied with the Jehovah's Witnesses and The Roman Catholic Church before I joined the Church and love learning about all religions!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Latter-Day Saint because after reading the Book of Mormon and getting on my knees to ask Heavenly Father and received an undeniable confirmation of the truthfulness of the gospel through the Holy Ghost the third member of the Godhead. If I did not have the gospel in my life I would not be as happy as I am nor would I be able to accomplish the things that I have accomplished. I owe all that I am to find the truth that has set me free to my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through deeds and trying to love all of those that are around me. I serve the best that I can in the callings or assignments that are given me in the Church and try to help others to serve in their callings and assignments. I love teaching the gospel and trying to help others to understand what it is that we believe and why we believe it. I love learning about what others believe and why so that I am better prepared to help them understand where I am coming from and what I believe.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Mormon Missionaries proselyte because we are called to teach the gospel in all the world. The Savior told His apostles that it was their duty and responsibility to share the gospel with all of the world both Jew and Gentile and as we are the reestablishment of His Church on the earth we are bound through that command to also gather God's children in. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No not all mormons are required to serve missions. Young men are strongly encourages to serve before they are married and young women are told that if they really feel the desire to serve then go for it. Not all young men serve missions and that is just fine and it is not something that all are able to do. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints began in Upstate New York in a small farm house in the township of Colesville. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

The difference between attending Church and attending the temple is the ordinances and teachings that occur. We do not talk about what happens in the temple in detail because of the sacredness of those ordinances and teachings, where is in Church we can and often do talk about what happens within the walls of the meeting house. Both buildings are dedicated for the worship of Christ, but in order to attend the temple you must be found worthy and live in alignment with the teaching of the Church. When you go to Church you don't have the same requirements. All people are invited to attend both edifices and are encouraged to prepare for the temple that they might grow closer to Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormon's do not help only mormon's we help all of God's children on the face of the earth it matters not where you are from or what you believe. We love helping people and as a result have been involved in many if not all of the natural disasters of the world for the past 30 years.... I love all of the people of the earth and will help them no matter what it takes! Show more Show less