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Hi I'm Christy

I grew up in Salt Lake City. I am a trained Pediatrician but I stay home to raise my daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with 4 siblings, one older sister, 2 younger brothers and a younger sister. My parents divorced when I was young but both remarried. I love learning and enjoyed going to school. Medical school was very challenging for me but in my third year I met my husband. He was a nurse working in the hospital and after dating for 9 months we were engaged. Ten months after that we were married. We have one beautiful daughter. I worked as a Pediatrician for 3 years but the day I closed my office I found out I was pregnant. Now I stay home to raise my daughter while my husband supports us.

Why I am a Mormon

My first memory of my father is holding his hand while we were walking to church. I didn't understand why we went to the church that was up the street instead of down the hill from our house. Now I know that we were going to stake conference, which is a meeting for a larger number of members of our church and is held at a different building than the meeting we went to on most Sundays. I have been a member of the church my whole life. After my parents were divorced, my mom stopped going regularly. As a young child, I knew that I should go to church because I felt good when I was there and I felt great when I got home because I knew I did the right thing. I have been taught and firmly believe that I am a very important daughter of my Heavenly Father. I am on the earth right now to help Him by helping others find the truch about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The best part is that I don't need to convince anyone. If they will pray with faith, anyone can also receive the good feeling that I get when I go to church.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I go to church with my family. First we go to Sacrament meeting and partake of the sacrament in a way that was first taught by Jesus Christ in the Bible. Next I go to Primary where I teach the 7-8 year olds about the church. The younger children meet for an hour where they learn about Jesus and sing songs then I take my class to teach them in a smaller group setting. At night my family reads from the scriptures. We usually read from the Book of Mormon but sometimes we read from the Bible or the Doctrine and Covenants. Then we say a family prayer and have a family hug. After my daughter is in bed, my husband and I pray then I say my personal prayer. Once a week, usually on Saturday night, my family gathers to learn more about the teachings of Jesus. We pray, sing songs, have a lesson and an activity. Another responsibility I have is to lead the Bear Cub Scouts (9 year old boys) once a week in a den meeting. Once a month, I visit several families who are in our church to make sure their needs are met and that they are taught a spiritual lesson in their home.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Christy
Mormons believe that we are all children of our Heavenly Father who is also called God by many pople. We believe that we existed as spirits in heaven before we came to earth. Heavenly Father created families to help us through the path of life. After we die, we can still live as families forever. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Christy
Joseph Smith prayed to find out which church to join. His prayer was answered when Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. Heavenly Father, whom most people would refer to as God, called him by name and said pointing to the other personage, "this is my Beloved Son, hear Him". This Sunday, 1/30/2011, I taught that lesson to a group of 7 year old children. During the discussion, one boy said that he had a strange feeling. I asked him to explain it. He said it was quick but felt so good that he wanted to go help people. I told him that the feeling was the Holy Ghost testifying to him that the story of the First Vision was true. He then told me that he already knew it was true. I smiled and explained that now his testimony was growing because he recognized that warm feeling from the Holy Ghost. Later I told the children that while watching the video about the First Vision, I got goosebumps and a warm feeling in my body, which is one of the ways that I feel the Spirit testify to me that what I am learning about is true. Now my testimony that Joseph Smith is a true prophet and that Heavely Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him has been strengthened. Show more Show less