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Hi I'm Kristi

I grew up in Texas and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a speech-therapist by profession. I love sports especially basketball and soccer. I also enjoy going to the shooting range and rock climbing... and I LOVE to travel! Friends and family are an important part of my life. Relationships are everything!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon simply because I believe the teachings of this Gospel are true. I have searched the scriptures and prayed sincerely to know whether or not this is Christ's church, and I have received witness after witness that it is. It all just makes sense to me. It all adds up. It makes me so happy to live the Gospel. I feel close to Christ when I do. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to do the things that I've been taught are right. I try to be kind to others. I strive to keep the commandments of God. I worship God through prayer and study and by attending church. I try to serve God by serving others and by using the talents that I have to help others. But I make mistakes. I mess up every day because I'm not perfect. When I do make mistakes I try to repent and ask for forgiveness. This is made possible because Jesus Christ died for me. Through Him I can start each day new and try to be better than I was the day before.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Kristi
No. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kristi
We believe that Jesus Christ died so that we can live with Him one day. We believe that we must strive to live his teachings and keep his commandments as He has laid out in his holy scriptures. But none of us is perfect. We make mistakes and sin everyday. We know this. And the Lord knows this. That's why he died for us. As we repent we are forgiven and we are made clean through the blood of Jesus Christ. He makes up for where we fall short. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kristi
No. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Kristi
We believe that the Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. We believe that God the Father, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit) are three physically separate beings who are one in purpose. The Holy Ghost does not have a body of flesh and bone. He is a personage of spirit. He communicates to us by bringing thoughts into our minds and feelings into our hearts. He brings the fruits of the Spirit as referenced in Galations 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is clove, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith." He comforts us and teaches us of truth. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Kristi
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe that he is our Creator, our Redeemer, and that He will be our Judge. We believe that it is only through Jesus Christ that mankind can be saved. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kristi
A testimony is simply a statement of what someone believes to be true. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Kristi
Church is a place for Sunday worship where we gather together to take the sacrament (commonly known to many other Christian faiths as the Lord's Supper). The temple is a place where we go to make sacred covenants with God. We literally consider it a House of the Lord. We also go to the temple to perform sacred ordinances and covenants on behalf of our brothers and sisters who died without the opportunity to do so in this life. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kristi
We believe that the biblical principle of tithing is still in effect today. A tithe is typically classified as 10%. It's a way to give back to the Lord of the abundance He has given us. It provides a means to help others and to help God's kingdom to move forward. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Kristi
The Book of Mormon is scripture like the Bible. It was written by the Lord's servants who were living in the America's during Bible times. Simply put It is a record of Christ's teachings to his children on the American continent. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. It stands with the Bible to testify that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he truly is our Savior. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kristi
Family relationships can last forever—not just for this life. Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows. Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). Death does not need to be the end of our relationships with cherished loved ones. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that the “same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there [in eternity], only it will be coupled with eternal glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:2). Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. These ordinances seal a husband and wife together for all eternity and children to their parents as an eternal family. (See: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”) Show more Show less