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Hi I'm Kristina

I'm a student and I love to play tennis, dance, and waterski.

About Me

I am a student. I grew up in Texas and went to high school in Colorado. I enjoy playing tennis, dancing, and waterskiing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church having inherited a legacy of faith from some of my pioneer ancestors. Growing up I began to understand that the gospel was the only true way that I could find true peace in the world. I have felt peace reading the Book of Mormon and praying. I know that Jesus Christ knows each one of us personally. I have seen my prayers answered. I have seen help come in my moment of need from divine sources. I know that God created the Earth and watches over us. I am grateful for the Atonement and that it has the ability to help us become better people.

How I live my faith

I enjoy attending church every Sunday. I feel such relief when I walk into the building. I visit sisters in our ward who are lonely and need a friend. Right now I'm in a Singles Ward and we have lots of activities including games, dating, church classes, and sports nights. I enjoy meeting all of the interesting and diverse people who attend our ward.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Kristina
Baptism is the physical evidence of the spiritual covenant we are making with God. When we commit to be baptized, we are showing that we are willing to do what the Lord will command us to do, help other people, and stand as a witness of God and God will redeem us. Every week we renew these promises through an ordinance called the Sacrament. During the Sacrament we remember our promise to always remember the Savior, to take His name upon us, and to keep his commandments and God promises to let us have His spirit. Once the Lord knows that we are truly dedicated, then he can use us to do his work as we become His disciples. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kristina
A testimony is a basic belief of things that are true. Sometimes they may be things we know through faith on the words of others or things we know as pure knowledge because we have felt the Holy Ghost a warm, peaceful, or burning witness confirming to our hearts and minds their validity. For example, we know that God lives, that Jesus Christ atoned for our sins, and that following Christ can lead us to ultimate happiness. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Kristina
We believe that God is omnipotent and omniscient, yet He is personable to each of us. Christ is our Savior and He hears and answers each one of our prayers and knows our needs and our wants. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are two seperate and distinct personages. We know that Jesus Christ created the Earth and that they created us in their image. God is kind, just, merciful, humble, and most important he has real charity. I am grateful to know that as a daughter of God, I have the potential to become like my Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kristina
As mortal human beings, we are subject to death, and we cannot overcome death ourselves. Jesus Christ was resurrected because He is perfect, and through the power of the Atonement, Christ can save us from spiritual and temporal death. But this is not all. Christ can save us from and help us overcome our sins, tempations, transgressions, weaknesses, faults, pains, sicknesses, and any other type of trial we may be facing. All we have to do is put our trust in God. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Kristina
The Mormon lifestyle is fulfilling because it provides a path to personal satisfaction and fulfillment. By keeping the commandments of God and following the basic doctrines of the gospel, members can be blessed in all things both temporally and spiritually. Most of all, we should remember that we are here on Earth to gain a body, knowledge, experiences, prove our faith, and to be joyful. Show more Show less

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

Kristina
Yes. All things will be restored to their proper frame and order, and if we are married and make covenants in the temple we can recieve the truth that marriages and families can last for the eternities. This is possible as we accept the truth of the gospel. Heavenly Father is a loving God, a God of mercy and justice, and who gives us grace through Christ so that we can return to live with him, because what parent doesn't want their children to come home again? God provides families for us to practice being perfect and becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less