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Hi I'm Kristina

I'm a Mormon, mother, student, daughter, wife, sister and friend.

About Me

I am a busy mom of 3. The oldest 4 the youngest 7 months. Everyday is an adventure with these three little ones and there is nothing I want more than to see these kiddos succeed and enjoy life. Having kids has helped me remember to have joy in the little things. The joy my daughters get from going on walks and find a rock that she likes can totally make the day great. There is so much to be learned from our children and I'm trying my best to learn all that I can from my three little ones and teach them something along the way too. I am also attending college one class at time. It is a challenge to balance school and family. I've learned slow and steady wins the race. One class at a time works for me and allows me the time that I need for my family. I've been in school for a long time but I'm close to graduating. I can't wait!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have put into practice the teachings that I have learned and I have become a better person. My life is more full and I have greater joy! I know that the gospel is true because I have experimented upon it's teaching and it has completed my life. I know who I am, I know why I am here and where I am going not because someone has told me but because I have prayed and studied and found out through my own experience that it is true. Through experimenting upon what I have learned I have gained faith I have found answers to my prayers and questions. I am Mormon because I have experimented upon the world and found that it is true.

How I live my faith

I am a teacher for the young women in our church. Almost every Sunday I am able to teach these girls about values and how to following Jesus Christ. In a world with decaying morals they are taught to stand for something more. Through their experiences and putting into practice the teachings they receive they will be able to build testimonies for themselves. I know that telling someone what to do does not teach anyone. As a teacher I do not feel like a dictator but a builder helping these girls on their individual journey. We have to learn from our own experience and through creating a relationship with the Lord. I give the girls the tools and experiences that have helped me and then they are free to find out for themselves what they believe. We have a family night once a week usually on Monday's were we discuss Jesus Christ and what we believe as a family. It is a time to teach values and share experiences. After our lesson we play games together and have a treat. Tonight we all helped make snicker doodles the girls did the measuring I did the mixing and then we all rolled the cookies and ate them. I feel that it is so important to take this time to reconnect at least once a week so that we can grow and build our relationships. It is so easy to be involved in so many other great causes that we forget to spend quality time with one another. Have a family night allows me to put a priority on my family. It is a time to open the floor to talk about anything that may be bothering us or that we need to work on as a family to become better and closer. I am a visiting teacher. In our church everyone has someone that should visit them every month. The ladies I visit are not always able to come to church so I share with them a message of hope each month and help them with anything they may need at the time. One of the ladies I visit does not have a car so I will take her to the store or to pay her bills. I am happy to be able to help out. As a family we read the scriptures every night. Our kids are not old enough to understand them but we will read a couple worlds and have them repeat it after us. They don't understand it but it brings the spirit of peace in our home and we know that as they get older they will be familiar with the scriptures and be able to find answers to their questions in them. We say our prayers and then it is off to bed.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Church services are lead by the bishop of the ward and the speakers are usually from the congregation. Once a month we fast and the meeting is open for anyone in attendance to share their testimony. Visitors are always welcome! Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

There are many that have not had the opportunity to be baptized because of many different circumstances. We know that baptism is a saving ordinance that is necessary for salvation. We perform the baptism for those who have not have the opportunity by proxy (we stand in for the person) then those who have passed on have the opportunity to receive these saving ordinances if they so choose. Those that we perform the baptisms for have the choice. Show more Show less