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Hi I'm Christie

I grew up in Georgia. I'm a medical transcriptionist. I grew up Baptist, but now I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 30 years. I have 3 daughters. I recently become a grandmother, and I LOVE it!!!! I like to watch movies and eat popcorn. I also enjoy reading mysteries and anything that has to do with health and taking care of your body. I have been a medical transcriptionist for 15 years, specializing in cardiology. I have a twin sister that I couldn't live without. I am a Mormon convert. I was baptized in August of 2008.

Why I am a Mormon

No one is more surprised or shocked than me that I am now a Mormon. I was raised in a loving Southern Baptist church. I attended an Independent Fundamental Baptist high school. After marrying, my husband and I joined a nondenominational church. Over the years, I began to have a lot of questions about what I had been taught all of my life. I began to study and research and attended many different churches. I wondered how the one church that Jesus Christ started had turned into all these different churches with different beliefs. The Bible says there is one Holy Spirit to teach us, so why did all the churches believe different things? I searched for about 8 years. The more I learned, the more I became discouraged. It seemed like Christianity had become man-made, not the way the Bible describes it. I eventually identified with some of the beliefs of groups of Christians that had become Atheists. This made me very sad. I felt in my heart that there had to be a loving God, but life just didn't make sense and there were too many unanswered questions about traditional Christianity. I finally gave up. After about 8 years, my youngest daughter that was 18 at the time came home from school with a Book of Mormon that a friend had given her. I was horrified! I had read that Mormons were evil and followed a false prophet! I began to do more research. I noticed that some of the things I had read about or been told about the church in the past were wrong. For 3 months I studied with the missionaries and got answers to my questions that made sense! I believed in my heart it was all true, but it was a struggle for me to swallow my pride. I just couldn't admit that I had been wrong about the church and that these 19-year-old boys knew something that I didn't. After all, I had been studying and searching almost my whole adult life. After several personal spiritual experiences, I was finally able to admit I was wrong and was baptized.

How I live my faith

I am now very active in my church. I enjoy attending church each Sunday. I work with the teenage girls and encourage them to make good choices and to help them understand how the choices they make now affect their future. I participate in the "visiting teaching" program where I visit with several other women in their homes regularly each month. We discuss spiritual topics and encourage and help each other. I am also a member of the Medical Reserve Corps in our county where we prepare to help residents during emergencies. It is hard to put into words how much happier and peaceful my life is knowing where I came from, why I am here, and what happens after this life. I thought I already had all the answers to those questions, but there were things that just didn't seem quite right. I am so grateful that my daughter had an open mind and listened to the missionaries. I never would have because of the negative things I had heard. I would like to share my testimony more often, but there is so much misinformation about the church out there that a lot of people won't even listen and are afraid.....which is exactly the way I was. I wish more people would decide to think on their own and find out for themselves about the church and realize that you can't believe something just because it is in print. It is a wonderful feeling to know that my father in Heaven not only exists but that he truly loves me. There is a Plan of Happiness, and understanding it filled in all the gaps of traditional Christianity for me. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and died for all of our sins. The Book of Mormon compliments the Bible perfectly and gives us the full Gospel. Finding this church and understanding the restored Gospel has brought me peace, and I can finally stop searching.