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Hi I'm Christina

I am a daughter of God, mother, wife, author and photographer. I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Christina. I am a Brazilian-American and live in Utah for over ten years. I've been a member of the Church for over 25 years. I have a son that currently is a full-time missionary in South America serving from July 2015- 2017. I am a writer of fiction and non-fiction, a bilingual (Portuguese-English), a photographer and love what I do. I was taught as a child the wonderful stories of the Scriptures, the purpose of the Prophets, the blessings of the Atonement and the peace and love the Gospel brings to our lives. Recognizing the true Gospel and Church of Jesus Christ was clear and the best that has ever happened to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a convert and I still remember the day I met the missionaries. My whole family had joined the Church and I was there for a visit after be living far away for professional and academic purposes. Our family had been always very religious and close to each other, and I had wonderful ancestors. The enviroment was so welcoming and everyone so close to each other than ever before. I never thought that could get even better, but it did! The knowledge of eternity made us even closer and loving towards one another. The missionaries came for a dinner, and they were simple and humble. We had had many visits from other churches in our home, but they always wanted to point out the wrongs in other religions. So, after they dark their intentions, we wouldn't have any other choice besides choose their church. The missionaries brought us 'good news'. The light of their message, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, was the brightest, and they didn't need to dark anyone else. I wanted to know more about it. The visits with the missionaries were naturally joyful. I had many questions and, as I read the Book of Mormon, everything turned out to be so simple. I understood the love our Savior has for me, that Our Heavenly Father knew my heart deeply as anyone else. I was grateful and happy with the religion I had, but I discovered so many precious things, and Jesus Christ turned to be my personal and dear Friend, and after that knowledge and power, I couldn't live without it. Through much prayer and patience, I have known His Plan for me, and I am happier as the years go by. The day of my baptism was interesting. We had almost 100ºF outside and a huge storm came that we had no power in the chapel. Right after the ordinance finished, we all went outside and a beautiful rainbow was there. The same has happened with each of the steps I have taken as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, I have seen signs from Heaven and the peace righteousness brings to all of us.

How I live my faith

Everyone has ups and downs in life, and I can say by myself, that all the times that I have served and given myself in the different callings I have been blessed with through the years, my problems have been solved the best way possible. I understand that Faith is action and is something that I need to do to make it happen, noone else. I can and want to live principles, so I can control consequences of my choices. As my blessings flood my days with testimony of the Gospel, I can say the best I can do for myself, my kids and my future is act. Now.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

By living what is taught and applying the principles in our lives, every day, all the time. Mormonism is not a religion that we practice just on Sundays, but a way of life. Our prophet Joseph Smith said: “I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.” Most of the deciding is left to me, but is almost impossible to make a mistake when we live the principles, and have the Holy Ghost as our constant companion. And if we make mistakes (ad we all do), Christ atonement help us to be clean and happy again. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

I am grateful for the Word of Wisdom as a commandment in our days. It protects and save us from so much trouble. I know people that say that we have no freedom, once we don't smoke, drink alcohol or other things included. But I also know that are those that make us dependent. I am free, because I do not need smoke or alcohol to be happy and feel included in a group, specially if I keep myself in holy places, where the Holy Ghost can be my companion. Show more Show less