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Hi I'm Chrissy

I'm a daughter of two outstanding parents, a sister to 5 silly siblings, an auntie to 3 adorable nephews, and a proud wifey I'm a California girl who loves to smile and sing and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I try and live every day to it's fullest and set goals for myself that will bring me closer to Christ. I absolutely love music especially singing which makes me happy. One experience that I had that I'll never forget was this one time about 8 years ago an old man once approached me at LAX airport and asked, " excuse me miss but why are you so happy?" I remember I was flying home from school for Christmas break and just thinking that I was going to be with my crazy family made me smile. To answer his question I remember reaching into my purse and handing him a passalong card with information about the church on it. This particular card had a Book Of Mormon on the back and I said call this number and read this book and you too will be stopped by someone asking why your so happy. I guess to put it into words I'm happy because Christ is the center of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

Yes, it's true I was raised in the church but I didn't always know that it was true. I was always blessed with the gift of faith and believing but I needed to know and not just hope that something was true. I remember my first year in college and my mom wasn't there to get me out of bed and get me to church, I had to be the one to do it. I was dating a non-member at the time and had been thinking about marrying him. I remember thinking, is this really true? Is this how I want to live my life forever? At the time I wasn't making the best decisions and I lost the Spirit I became saddened and discouraged and I needed to know for myself if this was true. I prayed for what seemed to be hours and I remember the dark room became brighter, tears streamed down my face as I felt the comfort and joy of the Spirit of the Lord testify to me that everything is true and that my Father needed me.

How I live my faith

We know that great things like our faith is contingent upon small and simple things. I do the small and simple things every day like praying and sincerely praying not a rote prayer, reading from the scriptures and applying them to my life, and serving in the church. The way I'm blessed to serve is through my calling or assignment which is to coordinate all the music in our Chinese congregation. I don't by any means speak Chinese but I love the people and I love and support my husband who served his mission in Taiwan and feels at home every time he's at church with the Chinese people. It's through my faith that I have found true happiness. I wake up every day with the thought, "what can I do today that will bring me closer to my Savior?"

What is the priesthood?

Chrissy
I have a strong testimony of the Priesthood. I know that we have a loving Father in Heaven who has given us this amazing gift to help each and every one of us here on earth. It's through the Priesthood that we can feel peace, comfort, and direction. To put it simply it's the power and authority of a worthy man to act in the name of God for the salvation of God's children, without it I can't do anything. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Chrissy
As a returned missionary from Nashville, Tennessee the (Bible Belt) I was asked this question all the time because most of the people had been baptized and in fact some were baptized 5 times and they knew the importance of being baptized but some just didn't want to do it again. We baptize new members because it's the first covenant or promise that you will make with God. It's important to be baptized to become members of the restored church. The Priesthood authority is key and without it the baptism is invalid. It must be done by the correct authority the exact same authority that John had when he baptized Jesus Christ which has been restored to us today. Show more Show less