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Hi I'm Christine

I'm a mom of half a dozen children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like music, reading books, camping and otherwise enjoying the outdoors. My latest interest is in car seat safety. I have six children aged 1-11 (and they're all in car or booster seats;) ) I homeschool my children. I play French Horn, piano, and recorder. I teach one of my children to play piano.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Christian home, though not LDS. When I was about 13 or so, I was supposed to make a decision for my church that basically confirmed that I intended to remain a member, since I had been baptized as an infant, which was obviously done by the choice of my parents and not I. I decided I was going to study all the Christian religions just to make sure I believed in my current religion. I first asked a friend about his religion. He was happy to give me pamphlets and books, which I read. There were interesting ideas I had not even considered, such as the idea of three separate personages of the Godhead, but other "strange" ideas such as that only 144 persons could go to Heaven. Before I could ask another friend about his religion, he decided to give me a copy of "The Book of Mormon" for my 14th birthday. I was elated! I started reading right away, but had to call my friend to ask him for clarification of what I'd read. I continued to hang out with that particular friend, asking questions, attending non-Sunday church gatherings and some meetings. We even joined a handbell choir together and then I was able to go to Sacrament meeting about once a month. It took me a long while to get through The Book of Mormon. I ended up skipping a bit of 2Nephi- just to get through it, though I went back later and have read it many times since. When I got to Moroni's plea to ask Heavenly Father if the things I had read in The Book of Mormon were true, I decided I would not waste his time. I knew it was all true. My friend pestered me, however. I did ask Heavenly Father. The first time I didn't ask real well, so not surprisingly, I received no great answer. The second time I asked, though, I did with real intent and my prayer was answered with a burning confirmation that The Book of Mormon was true. Due to my young age, however, I had to wait. I strategically asked my father permission to take the missionary discussions when my mother was out of town. At the end of the discussions, though, I was still only 17.5 years old and needed permission from both parents. I faced a lot of opposition from my mother. She wanted to disown me, but dad wouldn't allow it. Then she spread lies to all her friends and our relatives. Fortunately, the wiser relatives saw that joining a Christian church was much better than the other things a teenager could be doing. After I turned 18, I came home from college and was baptized by my friend's father. (Since my friend was then serving a mission elsewhere.) Afterward, there was peace in my family. Even my mother and I got along, though we hadn't for years. I am grateful for the church.

How I live my faith

I'ma mother of six children, whom I homeschool. I teach my children of the Gospel and try my hardest to live it. We attend Sunday meetings together. As a family, we participate in our church choir, though the younger ones only do so in the form of sitting through the rehearsals. I have begun to teach the young girls during the week. We do fun activities to strengthen their faith in the Gospel.