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Hi I'm Christina

I'm from Wisconsin, I love road trips and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 7 children and I grew up in Wisconsin. I graduated with a bachelors degree in Social Work. I am currently working as a nanny. I love concerts, music, roadtrips, photography and baking.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a Mormon family, I am not a Mormon because my parents told me I should be one. Yes I was raised with the beliefs, but at some point in everyone's life, you have to find out for yourself if the church is true. I don't have a particular experience I can pinpoint that I can say was where I was truly converted. But it is something that I know to be true with all my heart. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's true church restored on the earth today. I have come to know this through living the teachings and commandments of the gospel, by reading and praying about the Book of Mormon and by seeing how it blesses my life and the lives of others. I cannot imagine living in this crazy world, without having a testimony of Christ's true church on the earth today. I know that I am a child of God, I know where I came from and I know where I am going. I know Heavenly Father loves me and He is there for me. It does not mean life is easy, but it means I have a purpose in life. I know there is a living prophet on the earth, who receives direct revelation from God to guide the church today. I am grateful for a knowledge of these things and know that while the commandments may seem "strict" I am happiest when I strive to follow them. God knows what is best for us!

How I live my faith

I attend what is called a "Singles Ward". Which is a congregation made up of all Mormon young single adults from the ages of 18-31. The church is run on a lay ministry, so no one is paid to lead the congregations. All of us are asked to have "callings" or assignments. I currently have the opportunity to teach Sunday School. I love having the opportunity to serve in the church, cause I learn more about myself, and also about others. We have family nights on Monday nights, and since we are all single we get together for a lesson and activities. On Tuesday night there is institute (scripture study). And on the weekends there are often service projects, dances, or other fun activities. Although these are ways I participate in my congregation, the best way I strive to live my faith, is taking it one step at a time, striving to follow the example of the Savior.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Christina
Mormons believe that families can be together forever. God put us in families so we can learn and grow together and so that relationship can continue after this life. All of the commandments and principles taught at the Mormon church strengthen the family. Monday nights are set aside for "Family Home Evening". A time where families have lessons about the gospel and spend time together. Church meetings are attended as families, kids are not excluded. Families are encouraged to have family scripture study, family prayer and family meals together. Mormons believe that families can be together forever because the priesthood power (authority to act in God's name) has been restored to the earth and that couples that get sealed (married) in Mormon temples will be together forever. Those who are not married in the temple, but would like to be sealed, can get sealed in the temple after they are married. Show more Show less