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Hi I'm Christine

I am a wife, grandmother and avid family history researcher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is the most important part of my life. Being with them and helping them be their best selves is my number one priority. I don't live close to any of my grandchildren right now, so I send them funny cards frequently to let them know I am thinking of them. I enjoy quilting and creating beautiful quilts to express my love for others. A quilt can be a way of wrapping your love around someone when you can't be with them. I also enjoy doing family history research and getting to know the members of my family that lived before I was born. Knowing about them helps me know more about me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in another church. As a teenager, I had questions about religion that weren't being answered at church. When I read the Old Testament, it spoke of prophets, and yet, I knew of no living prophet on the earth today. I also didn't understand why a baby who died without being baptized would not go to heaven. As a teenager, I earned money by babysitting. One of the families who asked me to babysit had a home that felt good to be in. They loved each other and showed it. Then I found out they were MORMONS and I almost stopped babysitting for them. But since they hadn't brought up the subject of religion, I thought it would be safe to continue to work for them as long as they didn't try to preach to me. And being in their home felt so good! After the kids went to bed, I would have time to read and sometimes I read their books. I found wonderful truths including that there was a living prophet and that we are punished for our own sins not for Adam's transgression. My mom was waging a losing fight with cancer and the prospect of losing her saddened and scared me. After my Mormon friends introduced me to the missionaries, I learned the joyful news that Families Can Be Together Forever!

How I live my faith

I enjoy helping others, both members of my family and my neighbors.

What is the Relief Society?

Christine
Relief Society is a wonderful, world-wide sisterhood that welcomes all women to come and join us. When I was younger, it was a place to learn how to be the kind of wife and mother that I wanted to be. My own mom died just before I married and so I looked to the older sisters in Relief Society for help and answers. Now that I am one of those older sisters, I strive to help the other sisters with their challenges. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Christine
On Sundays, we meet in churches to worship. On other days of the week, our churches host a number of activities including youth activities, Boy Scout meeting, congregation dinners, etc. Our church buildings are typically large enough that there is a chapel reserved for Sunday worship services and other space for weekday activities. We attend the Temple to worship in an even more reverent way than we do on Sundays. Our Temples aren't open on Sundays but are open on weekdays. The purpose of Temple is to provide the ordinances that are necessary for a family to be together for eternity. When a man and a woman are married in the Temple, they are sealed together for time and all eternity, not just married until death do you part. Children born to a Temple marriage are sealed to their parents for eternity. Show more Show less