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Hi I'm Chrisanne

I'm a planning nerd, a story nerd, a people nerd (is there such a thing?) and I am a Mormon!

About Me

A sister, student, musician, and collector of stories- in any way, shape, or form. I was home-schooled through high school.  I just returned from serving the Lord as His representative in Fresno California. I got to learn and speak Spanish. But what I didn't have to learn was to love these people! Time and the people you love are truly the most precious things in the world- and I am so blessed to be able to use my time to find more people to love!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that God lives, that I am his daughter, and that he wants me- and everyone else- to be truly happy. To be happy he has given us certain guidelines which we must follow. These include loving and serving our fellow men and women, being responsible citizens, and seeking after those things which are "virtuous, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy." In doing this we can do as He does and become like He is.  I think that if everyone knew that they are ALREADY of infinite worth it would change their thoughts and actions about themselves and their thoughts and actions towards others. Ultimately people desire to be happy all the time. The problem is that they don't know where to find it. As a gentleman once put it to me: "Joy is internal and eternal and happiness is external and temporary." I know, for certain, that joy is what this gospel and what Jesus Christ offers. You can find it as you learn about and follow His plan for you. Ultimately I am a Mormon because 40 years ago a family moved in to a house in Miami, FL, USA. They shared the gospel with the 11-year-old son and he (and his family) joined the church. He grew up, served a mission to Japan, and met and married an angel (cliche but true) and 2 years later I was born! Everyone has their own story and just because I was born into this family doesn't mean that I had it ingrained in my body. Oh no. I had to do my own work, my own study and my own praying. And I did. You can't go out and share this truth for a year and a half and love it if you don't own it- heart, body, mind and soul. And I love it! It is true. It is the ultimate joy. And it will last as the rest of the world crumbles around you. It will be there to keep you dry when it storms. And it will keep you safe.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm living my faith by preparing to be an adult! This involves going to school and preparing to be self-sufficient. Incredibly scary! But also incredibly stretching. I spend at least 5 hours of my week serving, 20 hours working, 20 for studying and school and the rest-- I wish I could say sleeping! But it's a wonderful life! Why waste a minute? I spent 18 months serving the Lord as a full-time missionary in California! FYI it's not the dream climate the movies say that it is, but it was the best place to live my dream! It's a wonderful opportunity- sharing what you love to people that you love. It's hard sometimes, but most of the time it's easy, and ALL of the time it's worth it. To be able to forget yourself and serve God with your whole "might, mind, and strength" is a blessing that everyone should have!

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

We talk about Christ and how, by following his example, we can have happiness now and for the rest of our lives. I see it in my life, in the lives of my family and in the lives of the people around me. When you follow the example of Christ, be baptized as he was, and cheerfully and willingly persevere to the end God blesses us with joy and the ability to do all things!  We will answer the questions that you have about your purpose and how God answers your prayers. . . He does. And He is just waiting to. Show more Show less