Hi I'm Christy
I'm a native Southern Californian, a mother, a masters degree student involved in public affairs, and I'm a Mormon.
Hi! I am a wife and mother of three sons, a student currently in a masters program to get my Master of Science in Organizational Leadership as well as the Director of Public Affairs for the church in a great community in Southern California. I also have two Bachelors degrees in Behavioral Studies and English Lit. I've been going to school for over 10 years now. I love learning! But I also want to be done so I can get more involved in making this world a better place. I balance my life between home, school and church. It's a complicated life but it has taught me to let the little petty things go so I can do more for, and with others. I have learned that developing myself and my family mentally, emotionally and spiritually is just as important as taking care of the physical logistics in life. I am grateful for life and the challenges that come my way so I can learn new skills and abilities.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I have found there is no other way of life on this earth that will help me and my family to be the best and happiest we can be. The teachings of the LDS church help me to be free from being controlled by so many things that control others who don't live by its standards, such as, addictions, obsessions, uncontrollable feelings, and inappropriate thoughts and actions; all of which can harm myself and others. It consistently redirects my life to be one of forgiveness, repentance, understanding, learning, growing, loving, giving, hope and faith. I have found that there is no other church that offers the ability to have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost to guide and direct my life, which is given through the power of the Priesthood from God. The Holy Ghost and my Savior, Jesus Christ, are my most cherished beloved gifts from my loving Heavenly Father. They along with the scriptures, the temple and gospel lessons that give me knowledge about why I'm here on earth, the people at church I get to serve and be served by, the constant nurturing and protection I receive from the power of the Priesthood and the Relief Society Sisterhood are amazing to behold. I know and feel it in my veins that it is true. I am a better woman because of the gospel of Jesus Christ, with hope for becoming even more like my Savior, along with my family. Why would I choose anything else?
How I live my faith
I am currently lucky enough to serve my church and community in a dual role that is designed to serve both. Being the Director of Public Affairs I get to be involved in community and Interfaith events that pull people of different faiths together in our community for service. I recently helped my son to develop an event for his Eagle Scout Project in conjunction with Public Affairs and other faiths from our local Interfaith Association. Together we created an committee to plan a positive interfaith event to take place on 9/11 in our community. It was incredible and inspiring to work, side-by-side with 130 Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Methodists, Protestants and Mormons in order to change the meaning and purpose of 9/11 to one of building up, instead of tearing down. We worked together to help improve the grounds of the local Jewish Synagogue and Methodist Church, that just happen to be, incredibly, on the same lot. We were able to get the event in the paper showing Muslims plowing in front of a Jewish Synagogue. Because of this event in our community, people are beginning to open up their hearts to good and righteous people of different faiths. I live my faith by seeking to build relationships of respect, love, charity and understanding between others, no matter who they are, in order to make this world a better place.