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Hi I'm Kirsten

I am the happy mother of a golfer, a football player, a baseball beginner, a ballerina and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a wife and mother of four children. At this stage of my life I am focusing on keeping my family going in its many different directions as we serve in our church, participate in many different sports and activities, and also try to keep family work and fun time. I am often told, "Wow - you must be busy!" I am! I work with PTO, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, drive as child chauffer, family referee, budget keeper and am blessed to be a stay at home mom. I earned my motorcycle license last year, love singing, and curling up with a great book.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I know it is where God wants me to be. I grew up in a Christ centered Presbyterian home. My father was a head pastor and my mother shared in his ministry as she raised her family. I loved my father's children's sermons, Sunday school with its Bible stories, and the knowledge that my parents tried to live their lives following God's call. When I was nine my family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One reason that my father explained to us was that he felt he was serving Heavenly Father as a minister but in the LDS church he found God's authority to act on earth in His name through the Aaronic and Melchezidek Priesthood that was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. The gospel we found in the LDS church added to what we knew of the Savior and the Holy Spirit. I now know that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate persons. I know that there were prophets in the Americas and that Jesus Christ visited there after he was crucified. I know that the Book of Mormon is another book of scripture to help me in my life as the Bible does. I cannot imagine having the job of a mother without the Gospel of Jesus Christ to guide and direct me. I know my family is forever. We are sealed for eternity and no matter at what point we are separated from each other by death in this life I know we will be together again. I pray often and I receive answers from my Heavenly Father for where our family should live, if we should accept a new job, how I can help my children in their challenges, how to help friends in need, how to fix my mistakes, and so much more. I know my Heavenly Father loves me and cares about what is happening in my life. I also have the immense comfort that Jesus Christ died for me and atoned for my sins so that through Him I can be forgiven of my sins and be able to live with my Heavenly Father for all eternity.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with the children of our church for many years. I have enjoyed teaching them songs on Sundays during their Sunday school time. We do fun silly songs that let them wiggle and stretch as we sing about snowmen, apricot blossoms, and follow me songs. We also get to learn about the Savior, scripture stories, and prophets in our songs. I have had many fun hours teaching Sunday school to our littlest ones in nursery where we teach them about Jesus, sharing, the world, and how to spend two hours without mom and dad. I have also had the fun of working in Cub Scouts and with the Boy Scouts. Currently I have the opportunity to watch over the children's Sunday school and activities programs in ten congregations. I help the children's leaders in those congregations by answering questions, giving assistance, and really watching what a wonderful job they all do as they follow the inspiration they get for how to bless the children's lives and help them grow closer to their Savior.

Are Mormons Christians?

 Yes we are Christians. As a Presbyterian I was taught that Jesus died for me. That it was because of His Atonement that I could be perfect and clean. That on my own I would never be able to do enough, work hard enough, do enough good things that I wouldn't need my Savior. None of that knowledge changed when I became a Mormon. I know it is because Jesus Christ suffered in the garden of Gethsemane and died for me on the cross at Calvary that I may be cleansed of my sins and be born again. I also believe because I have that knowledge that I need to live as a disciple of Christ and give Him the best that I can as I live my life. Show more Show less