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Hi I'm Kristen

I'm a photographer & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a redhead. I'm a mom to 3 boys. I'm married to a military dentist. I am a dental hygienist. I am a photographer. I love music, dance, theatre. I like to read & take naps. I love health & fitness & working out - especially weight training & yoga. I love helping people live healthier lives & reach their fitness goals. I like cooking & eating (especially mexican food). I love to travel & explore. I love to relax & spend time with my family & connect with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church but have always made a point to "find out for myself." I have read the Book of Mormon several times. I have read the Bible as well. I have prayed about the truthfulness of this church & the Book of Mormon & the Bible I know that it is/they are true. I know this church is true because when I live the teachings of the Church & our living prophet I am happy. I have visited the grove of trees where Joseph Smith prayed about which church to join & where he was visited by God the Father & Jesus Christ. I have prayed about Joseph Smith & know that his incredible story is 100% true. I know that he was a prophet, just like Moses or Noah from the Old Testament. I have been to Jerusalem & walked where the Savior walked. I know that He lived. I know that He loves us & wants us to be happy. Whether I have been to these historical landmarks or not, I still have a firm belief in the truthfulness of my faith. I know Christ lives. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I just do. Somethings you just know - and this is one of those things for me! I live the gospel everyday because I want to return to live with my Heavenly Father & His Son Jesus Christ for eternity after I die. I want to live there with my sweet husband & my children. I know that the only way to eternal life is through Christ & this gospel. I live it because it makes me happy. I live it because I know that it is true.

How I live my faith

Everything in our church is done on a volunteer basis. Right now I am playing the organ every Sunday for our worship services. I have played the piano most of my life & I am enjoying the challenge of learning to play the organ. I love the power of music & the hymns & the peace & feelings they can bring to a meeting. I love that every week & can bear my testimony that Jesus lives through the music that I play. I am also a "visiting teacher," where I visit 5 women at least once a month, to share a gospel message & strengthen my friendship with them. I check in often with these ladies & make sure they are doing well & make an effort to be a true friend to them. In the past I have held several other music positions, taught young children's Sunday School (primary) classes & as president of the Girls Youth Group (ages 12-18)- teaching gospel lessons each Sunday at church as well as helping plan & attend weekly youth group activities, service projects & week-long summer girls camp trip where they learn all about camping as well as growing closer to Christ.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes!! Isn't it amazing? We have a living prophet on earth today who receives guidance from God to help us all be happy & to be able to return to Him again after we die. It is so comforting to know that God has given us a prophet today to help us wade through this troubled world & feel peace & modern revelation. Show more Show less