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Hi I'm Kristi

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I am a single mom to a wonderful daughter. I have a Master's Degree in Education and certified in gifted education. I teach elementary school students. I love reading, travel, geneology, baking and suduko. I am the first of my family to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to a church with my family. I loved the family atmosphere but soon found out that our church was run by the politics of the ones in power. Although they were good people their interests were what the church was all about. When I was 16 my family moved to a new city and I began a search for what I felt church should feel like. I first ended up in the social club church. When I asked questions about what the church believed the Doctorate in Theology that was in charge had to do research to be able to answer what I felt were pretty simple questions of what do "we" believe and do what we do weekly. Then the question that sent me on a new search came up.... What happens to people if they do not hear about the gospel and get baptized on this earth? No one could answer how a just and loving God could send people here without a chance to get to heaven.... until I met the missionaries. Not only did they have answers to my questions the people in the church lived their religion 24/7. That doesn't mean they were perfect but they tried to live the gospel and not just preach it. In all of my searching it was the first time I felt that the church wasn't run by the people but by Heavenly Father. That's why I'm a Mormon.BR

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily.  I feel that faith isn't a check off list but rather something you do every day. I take an active part in my daughter's extra curricula activities to help support her interests and pursuits. This may be as simple as giving rides to other students or supporting a program through volunteer work. In the past year I have volunteer in our community at my daughter's school as a band chaperon, helped out at band camp, helped at the local community food bank with food drives and stocking shelves, driven students to and from camps (band and church), school and other events. I also volunteer at my school to support the programs and fundraising opportunities that help strengthen the school.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kristi
This is the question I asked the most when I was searching for a church. I knew that not all people that had lived on the earth had the opportunity to be baptized while they were alive. That is why baptism for the dead is necessary. The church's official answer to why we perform baptisms for the dead is because all who have lived on the earth have not had the opportunity to be baptized by proper authority during life on earth, baptisms may be performed by proxy, meaning a living person may be baptized in behalf of a deceased person. Baptisms for the dead are performed by Church members in temples throughout the world. People have occasionally wondered if the mortal remains of the deceased are somehow disturbed in this process; they are not. The person acting as a proxy uses only the name of the deceased. To prevent duplication the Church keeps a record of the deceased persons who have been baptized. Some have misunderstood that when baptisms for the dead are performed the names of deceased persons are being added to the membership records of the Church. This is not the case. I also believe that persons that are baptized have the choice to accept or reject this opportunity but at least they have the opportunity. Show more Show less