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Hi I'm Christian

I'm a Mormon. I am a mother of three and a wife of one. I love family, food, and friends.

About Me

I'm a mid-twenties, university graduate (English) who grew up in middle-Tennessee. I LOVE the South! My husband and I and our three children moved to Missouri from Utah, and my husband is now enjoying life outside of Utah as much as I hoped he would. Don't get me wrong, I love Utah--the mountains, the magestic scenery in almost every part of the state, and most of our family lives there. We do hope to settle in Utah eventually, but for now we're enjoying living where we do. It's such a wonderful place! I love being a support and comfort to my husband through his schooling and training right now. Plus, I get to learn some interesting and educational things myself! I love learning. And I've recently discovered that the subject I learn about doesn't really matter; just knowing something that I didn't before--exhilarating! I enjoy cooking and baking. I enjoy listening to music, although I don't do it as much as I used to since having kids. I guess silence is bliss whenever I can get it. I know I'm a "young" mom and many people wonder why we ("Mormons") start families at such a young age, but I've been surprised how much I love it. Parenthood is hard, but there are so many lessons I learn from my children on a day-to-day basis that I would never learn from anyone or anything else. And, as corny as it sounds, I LOVE that I get to spend the rest of my life having my best friend, my husband, by my side. I am so blessed!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because living the way we (Mormons) are taught makes me happy. I could write about my personal revelatory moments that have given me a knowledge that this Church is true because they have happened, and that knowledge, the knowledge that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and a Savior who mercifully atoned for my sins and strenthens me through His grace, is the basis of my testimony. But, if you want to know why I live the way I do, it's because it makes me happy. I've found that when I make righteous choices, I'm happy. When I don't, I'm not, or at least not as happy. Do you have to be a Mormon to be happy? No! But if living by the standards set by Jesus Christ and revealed to His servants gives you this much hope and joy, why wouldn't you want to try it out? Every day I realize how blessed I am because of the things I'm not supposed to do and the things I am. Do I make mistakes? Better believe it! But, through repentence, I am happy once again. Nothing can compare to pure joy, pure love. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving and serving my husband and children and those around me. I love being involved in community organizations and finding out who could use a meal, a phone call, a friend. I've recently been trying to act on impressions I get that start with "I should..." regardless of someone's religion or even if I don't know them very well, and that has made a big difference in my faith. Service is my faith in action: "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). In Church, I used to serve as music leader for the little kids. Teaching those children songs that testify of the Lord Jesus Christ and His teachings and learning from them to be honest and patient and trusting and full of love has been such a joy! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple enough for children to understand and learn about! I was recently called to serve as a teacher for young teenage girls. I was nervous at first but have found that they are full of love, just like the younger children. I get to go a little deeper in discussions and help those young women discover truth for themselves. I'm excited to have this opportunity to serve them.