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Hi I'm Kristi

I am a MN-born mom who designs online learning and loves to write. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a kind man and we have two beautiful children and one lazy beagle. My days are filled with the following potty training, blog writing, people serving, good book reading, scrapbooking, instructional designing, scripture reading, show tune singing, baby kissing, storybook reading, dog walking, slow jogging, movie watching, cookie baking, dress smocking, non-profit volunteering, temple attending, house cleaning, children teaching, Disneyland attending, deal finding, phone chatting with family and time spending with friends. 

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Lutheran. I taught Sunday School, attended confirmation and rarely missed a Sunday service. I never considered looking for a new church. However, I became really good friends with a Mormon when I was in high school. There was a feeling in her home I couldn't describe that I wanted to have in my own home. She gave me a Book of Mormon to read with some passages highlighted. I vividly remember reading 3 Nephi 17 one evening, the part in the Book of Mormon that gives the account of Jesus Christ visiting the Nephites on the American continent. As the Savior blessed each of the Nephite children, tears streamed down my face. For the first time in my life I felt that the Lord loved ME. The more I learned about the Church of Jesus Christ, the more it made sense to me. I knew Jesus Christ is our Savior. I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that the Book of Mormon was true and that God calls prophets in our day. More than anything, I knew I wanted to get married in the temple so I could have an eternal family that was founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ. I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 18 and this was the best decision I have ever made.

How I live my faith

My truest joy has come when I have followed the Savior's example by serving others. I believe that when we give our heart to the Lord, we can help change the world for the better. I went on an 18 month mission in Finland where I served and taught the Finns about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I have also worked with the young women in our church ages 12-18, teaching them lessons on Sunday and planning weekly youth group activities. Most recently, I have been able to work with the kids in the Primary, our Sunday school organization for children. Though I have loved all the service I have done in church, this has been by far my favorite. Nothing helps me feel closer to the Savior than to see the simple faith and pure love each child has. The children I work with every Sunday make me want to be a better follower of Christ.