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Hi I'm Kristy

I am happily married to the man of my dreams and a mother of four beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mother of four beautiful children. I have a wonderful, loving husband who supports me in everything I do. I love to travel, scuba dive, golf, wake board, scrapbook, quilt and play the piano. I have a Bachelors degree in Marketing and love to keep up on the business world. I have lived internationally in France and Russia where I have met so many amazing people and gained a lot of appreciation for other cultures. I enjoy doing manual labor; it is so much more fun than regular exercise. I have attempted to plant a garden three years in a row only to have fed the whole chipmunk population each time. I come from a large family of eight where hard-work, love and frugality were ingrained in me. I love my family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon in Utah. When I was eight years old I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I remember the feeling I had as I came out of the water; such a feeling of love and peace. I had a testimony of the Gospel, but, like most, a testimony takes time and experiences to fully bloom. After graduating from High School I had an opportunity to teach English to children in Russia. Since I would be teaching English I didn't feel I needed to learn Russian. That became a struggle as I moved in with a Russian family who knew only a few English words: "Hello", "Eat?" and of course all the English swear words which didn't lead to much conversation. As I would come home from school each day I began to feel lonely and homesick for my own family back home. I began attending the International branch of my church where they spoke English. Going to the Russian branch didn't make any sense anymore since I couldn't understand it, therefore, I was not getting anything out of it. One week the branch President asked me to prepare a talk for one of our meetings. I didn't have access to the internet or any materials to prepare my talk except for a Book of Mormon I had brought from home. As I started reading it I realized that I had read it many times with my family since we had studied it every morning growing up. However, I had never read it all by myself...all the way through. I found that everything I need to prepare a talk was in that book. As I continued reading I found that every answer to who I was, where I came from, where I was going was also in that book. I realized that I was a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father. He loves me and wants me to make righteous choices to live with Him again. I realized the power of the atonement and the wonderful law a mercy our Savior provided to each one of us. I know Jesus Christ lives, I know we are children of a Heavenly Father and I know this Gospel is true.

How I live my faith

With four busy children and husband at home I try to do the best I can to show them the love and special attention they deserve. I have also realized how important it is that I give myself that same attention. I have tried to set time aside every evening for Me. It is a time I can study my scriptures, speak with my Heavenly Father in prayer and meditate. I have found that in strengthening myself I am more capable of helping others. I try to live everyday that at the end I can ask my Heavenly Father if he is proud of who I was and what I did that day. I have the opportunity to work with the youth of the church. We have a Sunday School for children ages 3-11 that meet 2 hours every Sunday. This is where the children are taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music, games, lessons and other interactions. The Children are so special and I can feel of the love my Heavenly Father has for me through these little children. I think most of the time that the Children are teaching me more than I am teaching them. I love to work with the children, but, I also love working as a Visiting Teacher. I am assigned with another wonderful lady to go out once a month to visit with three other ladies. I have become close to these "sisters", as we call them in our church. We ask how they are doing, what we can do for them and give a spiritual message from our church's Ensign magazine. The spirit I feel when I am serving is so incredible and makes me so happy. Besides working with the children and working as a Visiting Teacher I am also a missionary. Although I do not have a name tag and knock doors like most people see our missionaries do. I am a missionary through my example and the willingness to share my testimony of this great work. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the same church that Jesus Christ established when he was on the Earth. He has again established His church to the Earth. I love the Gospel and the peace it brings to me.

What is being a Mormon like?

Kristy
Being a Mormon is incredible! Some people think it's restraining or there is too much pressure. But, it is actually the opposite. I am grateful I am a Mormon because I know who I am, what I need to do and where I am going. I know that in following the commandments and keeping the covenants I have made that I will someday be able to live with my Father in Heaven and his Son, Jesus Christ, forever. I will also be able to live with my husband and children forever. That is the greatest gift I could ever ask for and keeps everything in perspective for me. Some people say our religion is weird and/or different. That is okay with me. When I look at all the crazy things happening in our world I want to be different from it because it gives me peace and safety. I know this Gospel is true and I am so grateful I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Kristy
No matter where you live in the world there is most likely a meeting place near you. If you look in your local phone book or directory you will see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I encourage you to call the number and find out what time they meet. Everyone is welcome to attend every week. Do not feel intimidated or that you might not belong. Everyone belongs, don't think too much about it, just try it. I promise your life will become full if you do it. Show more Show less