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Hi I'm Krystal.

I'm proud to be a Mormon!

About Me

I'm 28 years old and live on Long Island. I joined the church in 2007 and consider it the best decision I've ever made. I recently completed graduate school and have received my Master's degree in Library and Information Science. I am passionate about art and love to draw. I am also bipolar. The Church has helped me tremendously- in all aspects of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

The first time I attended Church, I knew that was where I belonged. It was the first Sunday of the month, which is designated as a "Fast and Testimony" meeting. Towards the end of the hour, I walked to the podium and bore my testimony, expressing gratitude for the blessings I had and the invitation that the missionaries extended to me. My faith has blossomed over these past few years and I have received innumerable blessings since becoming a member of this wonderful Church of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am the "Young Single Adult Representative" for my family ward and the second counselor in the Young Women's program. I strive to be an example to all of those around me, especially my family and friends.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

One must be baptized in order to enter the kingdom of God. Just as Jesus Christ himself was baptized, we too must follow His command. The uniqueness of our Church is that we do not baptize our children shortly after their birth. We believe that man is accountable for himself only and that original sin does not exist. Therefore, once an individual has reached an age when they are accountable for their actions- when they truly understand the difference between "right and wrong," it is then that they can decide to be baptized. This happens at the age of eight. Show more Show less