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Hi I'm Christie

I'm an artist, a writer, a friend, a daughter, a sister and a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read and write, I participate in writing an online comic with friends sharing our humor but also little fun insights into "Mormon" culture as well. I love life and my family, my friends and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I currently work for a company that works with the United Nations to help dispose of unexploded land ordnance in order to make the world a safer place.

Why I am a Mormon

While raised in the church, I feel like it's important to point out that it is my decision to be a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I have prayed about the teachings of the Bible and Book of Mormon and I know what they teach are true. I know that the Savior lives and that he gave us life for us and having read through doctrine of the church my entire life, I know in my heart that something so beautiful as the gospel of Jesus Christ and the words shared by both ancient and latter-day prophets testify of the divinity of our Redeemer. Happiness comes through obedience to those teachings and I have been witness to that joy. A church that testifies so profoundly of eternal families, of the love of Christ, the Holy Spirit, and our Heavenly Father is one that I know to be true. Life isn't easy and sometimes being a Mormon may feel that way, but in the end, I've found those precious moments of true happiness which only His word can bring. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

It's hard to imagine going a day without my faith. Each morning I wake up to a new day blessed from the Lord and our Father in Heaven but it is through faith that I am trying every day to be a better person. To love my neighbor, to share the gospel or at least speak of the church every opportunity I get, and to follow the example set by the Savior. Trusting the Lord and putting that into action is how I live my faith. I'm not perfect, but I know as long as I try my hardest, I am living a full life.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Most of the time when I tell people I go to church for three hours, their eyes almost seem to pop out of their sockets! While it's true that we are in the church building for about three hours on a Sunday, the truth is, it's not really like that. The first part of the meeting is called the 'Sacrament Meeting', namely because it is when we participate in the ordinance of the Sacrament, the same ordinance that was instituted by the Savior before his crucifixion. We start with a prayer and hymns and then take the sacrament (or Communion as some might believe it as), distributed by young men who have the authority to do so. After that we have speakers who usually number two or three and close the meeting the way we started. With a hymn and prayer. The second hour consists of Sunday School for all twelve or older. Children under twelve attending Primary for the next two hours where they are given lessons but also are able to sing more. After that second hour, the young women between 12-18 attend Young Women, women over 18 attend Relief Society and men attend Priesthood. None who teach receive monetary compensation for their service. When all is said and done, three hours of passed in no time! Visitors are more than allowed to attend and are always welcome. There will be people who will happily guide you were you will want to be. You are also welcome not only to attend church with us on Sundays but participate with us in activities during the week. Show more Show less