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Hi I'm Christine

I'm a mom, a Martial Artist, a photographer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised by a single mother who was struggling to make ends meet. My father was an alcoholic and we left him when I was about five. Still our family was a happy one. The missionaries found us when I was sixteen and before we knew it my mom and I had changed out lives and decided to be baptized. Fourteen years later I'm still a dedicated and active member of the church. I'm married with three children. The greatest blessings in my life are a direct result of the gospel and it's influence on my life. I am a stay-at-home-mom, or Domestic Goddess. In my spare time I practice martial arts. Kobudo to be exact. Which means "old martial way of Okinawa". I really enjoy using Okinawan weapons such as the bo and sai. I also am a part-part-part-time photographer. I prefer working in black and white. I enjoy art, music, and I love to laugh. I hate math and onions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was sixteen when I joined the church. My mom and I both studied with the missionaries. I can't really explain what led us to open our hearts to the gospel or continue to open the door to the missionaries. We just knew it was right. That what they taught made sense and was true. At that point in my young life I had decided that there was no God and if there was that he didn't care about me. When the missionaries taught me, I could feel that I had been wrong. The gospel is love. Heavenly Father does love me. Jesus lives and loves me. That knowledge meant that I had to change things about my life. It meant that I had to do a lot of things differently and leave some friends behind that I knew would drag me down. The reasons that I continue to live the gospel are the same reasons. I know that I have a loving Father in Heaven. I know that Jesus lives and that he loves me. He sacrificed all so that I could be able to return to live with Him. That if I continue to live worthily I can return to Him along with my family. That we can be together forever.

How I live my faith

The opportunity to serve has always been a blessing. I really enjoy working with and teaching the youth. Right now I am a teacher for some of the youngest members of our congregation. I teach 4 and 5 year old children. Some of the most challenging and rewarding callings in the church are working with the children. I've also enjoyed teaching the women's class. There's something special about a group of women learning and teaching each other. Outside of the church our family learns and plays and serves together. The kids and I just worked on a service project making hygiene kits for the homeless. The kids helped gather and assemble items and I handed them out on a recent trip to a major city. It's important to teach children service and kindness and there's no better teacher than example. By showing our children that we care for others and getting them involved in ways they can serve others I hope we are raising children that will grow up to love their fellow men and want to help, lift and love others.

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is the oldest and largest women's organization in the world. It's also a place for women to teach each other and learn together. It's a group of friends, it's a support group, it's a service organization. It's so many things. Women of the Relief Society serve each other, lift each other, and love each other. They work together to make everything more beautiful. Whether it's a Christmas Party or their communities. It's a group of women where you can be sure that no matter what you want to learn someone in that group knows how to do it and is willing to teach you. I know women that can teach me about painting, sewing, woodworking, gardening, keeping chickens, cooking, fixing your car, music, self defense, etc. Absolutely anything. I love being a part of Relief Society! Show more Show less