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Hi I'm Christy

I grew up in a beach town in Southern California, and became a Mormon when I was ten years old.

About Me

I love to read and write and have kept a journal since I was 12. It is a joy to look back and see how being a Mormon blessed me growing up in the 60's in Southern California. I graduated from BYU, got married and wrote my way through the excitement and many challenges of life with four kids and assorted pets. My journals have helped me see that through the struggles I have received answers to prayers. I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life! I have seen how living with faith and hope--despite mistakes and setbacks--one day brings great joy. If only we could see the end from the beginning. My children are grown now with kids of their own. I hope my journal entries and testimony will encourage them to live lives of faith. I have been a member of a neighborhood book club all my adult life and now retired from teaching junior high and high school part time, I so enjoy helping adults with disabilities learn how to read. I love to go hiking and sailing with my husband, a convert to the church, and to spend time with my eight grandchildren. Life can be such a struggle, but what a blessing to have the gospel of Jesus Christ to guide and bless us through this earth life experience.

Why I am a Mormon

 It means so much to me to know that I am a spirit daughter of Heavenly Parents, that I am here on earth to learn, grow, overcome challenges, and become more like my Savior so I can return some day with my family to live with my Heavenly Father forever. These precious truths were restored to the earth when the Church of Jesus Christ was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I love the Book of Mormon. I am so grateful to know I can pray to a loving Father and receive guidance and comfort through the Holy Ghost. So many blessings come through my faith!! How grateful I am that my Savior made it possible for me to repent and to overcome any challenge. I love my association with the Saints, all they have done to bless me and my family and the opportunities I have had to serve others--especially recently in the Los Angeles Temple. I am so grateful for a living prophet and inspired leaders who hold the priesthood keys to administer the ordinances that lead to eternal life. Sweet peace and joy and many blessings in my marriage and in the lives of my children have come through our membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have a calling in my ward to teach a class twice a month for those who are investigating the church. I love to feel the spirit in our class as we discuss gospel principles and how we apply them to meet life's many challenges. We read from the New and Old Testament, the Book of Mormon and other scriptures. I also visit several women in our ward each month and do volunteer work in the Los Angeles Temple. Daily prayer and scripture reading really help me feel connected to my Heavenly Father. Answers come in many ways! Someone once said, "God is in the details of our life." I am certain that is true. He cares about us deeply and wants us to be happy but also grow to reach our full potential. Hence lots of challenges!

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Christy
 Our purpose on this earth is to become like our Heavenly Father so we can have eternal life-- the kind of life He has. Through the grace or divine enabling power of Cbrist we are assisted in this effort. But we must do our part to make the changes and accomplish the growth necessary. We must keep God's commandments, repent, serve and love. We believe, as taught in the Book of Mormon, that we are saved by grace "after all we can do." This grace is real!! It comes in many forms, including personal revelation through the Holy Ghost, forgiveness, the gifts of the spirit, strength, hope and love. Show more Show less