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Hi I'm Kristin

I am an RN, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mommy, a friend. I am so many things, but above all - I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 28 years old. My favorite things in life are my hubby and my sweet little kids, my front porch, daisies, flip flops, reading a good book and playing sports! Life is certainly never boring at our house! I am a registered nurse and worked for 8 years in Medical/Oncology and then in Labor and Delivery. There is no greater job on earth! I love it! Of course, now I am able to stay home and just be a -mommy, and I have to admit - that may be the greatest job of all!

Why I am a Mormon

I guess I started out being a Mormon because my parents were Mormon; I didn't know any different. Both of them were baptized in their 20's and then met and were married in the temple. I grew up hearing about their conversions. For them, everything they did was making their own history; they were pioneers. They were amazing examples of faith. But, no matter what kind of examples we have - there comes a time when everyone needs to know for themselves that what they believe is true. I was no exception. When I was 14 years old, I was going through a particularly challenging time at school. I didn't have any friends that were good examples or influences on me. I was no longer enjoying Young Womens' meetings and I generally just felt alone in the world. One particular night, I prayed to Heavenly Father and asked Him to help me. In all honesty, I didn't really believe He cared enough to worry about my seemingly insignificant problem with friends - I was sure He had much bigger things to worry about. Nonetheless, this was the thing that troubled me most, and so, as I had been taught to since I was a child, I asked. My answer didn't come that night, although peace and sleep eventually did. However, within that month, I met a few new friends. My the end of the month, I had met my new friends' friends. Weeks after that, I would have never believed I could have had such amazing friends. Those friends are still my best friends today. We have all supported eachother on missions, marriages and child-rearing. We are all well and accounted for and my seemingly insignificant prayer that night changed my life. Not only because I found the friends I had so desperately been seeking, but because His answer to that prayer taught me so much more about my relationship with my Father in Heaven. It affirmed that I am His daughter and that He knows me so uniquely and thoroughly. That knowledge has allowed me to put my faith in Him and to follow Him. In doing that, I have been blessed with an amazing life. So I guess the reason I'm a Mormon is because I am happy. I feel secure in my knowledge and feel peace in my choices. I know I am his child, on earth for a season, doing the best I can to make the right choices while I'm here. I feel his infinite love for me and recognize it in all the blessings and miracles that have taken place in my life. All those blessings signify to me that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing and that I am right where Heavenly Father wants me to be!

How I live my faith

I live my faith just like anyone else who believes in Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father - I do the best I can to be like them and to serve others as they would. I love helping the kids in our church and have been a teacher in Primary, the name for the classes that the kids go to, for the last 8 years! I love it! Even though I don't always feel like I am good enough to teach such sweet children about our church, I trust Heavenly Father to help me - and He always does. I'm not perfect, but I do try everyday to do the best I can. Most of all, I try to follow the counsel of our prophets. I cannot listen to them without receiving an amazing assurance that they are called of God, that revelation still exists today, and that I am hearing a message that God intends for me.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kristin
No. At the age of 19, all young men have been asked to dedicate 2 years of their life to serve. Girls also have the opportunity to serve when they turn 21. However, each individual is encouraged to pray for guidance and knowledge to know what they should do. There are also opportunities for older couples to serve missions. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kristin
You have to ask! No one can decide for you. No one can convince you. But if you ask, your prayer WILL be answered. It may not be as dramatic as the answer that Joseph Smith received, but it will come. It may come through a feeling of peace, happiness, contentment or even as an impression, a feeling of hope, tears just out of the blue, or through a song, but it WILL come and you CAN know! Show more Show less