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Hi I'm Christine

I've been an English teacher. I'm currently a law student. I'm a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent the last year teaching English to middle schoolers during the day and English to "at-risk" boys in the evenings. Two of my loves are teaching and teenagers. My other loves are politics and the law. As a student of the law and someday lawyer, I hope to be able to join national and international conversations that affect the moral fabric of our society, specifically religious freedom. I love laughing with my family and friends at dinners and gatherings. Those close to me know I love to crack jokes. In general, I believe life is as interesting and exciting as we make it.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, my faith in Christ and His church gives me everything. It supplies me with answers to my unending questions, anchors me when I feel tossed and fills my heart so full of gratitude it can be overwhelming. The gospel of Jesus Christ is both practical and spiritual for me. There is a reassurance in knowing who I am, that God loves me and that He, with his infinite knowledge, has worked out a plan for me to be saved and to remain with my family forever.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is both simple and comprehensive. It touches every aspect of my life. I have conversations with God through prayer each day. It is there that I thank specifically, plead fervently and ask humbly. I read my scriptures each day so God can speak to me through his word. I have a testimony that the scriptures are the word of God. The Book of Mormon, along with the Bible, has brought me answers and peace. Then as I go throughout my day I try to be honest, patient, kind and hardworking. I am not perfect, but I try to think of the Savior's example as much as I can. The gospel blesses every part of my life, and I am so grateful for that.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Christine
We believe that God is perfectly just. If God requires his children to be baptized in order to receive salvation then naturally He would give every son or daughter the opportunity. Life's unequal circumstances and personal choices make it so some do not have the opportunity to be baptized during their time on earth. Therefore, those who are still living and worthy can go to the temple to be baptized for them. Show more Show less