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Hi I'm Christina

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a new mom of a beautiful little red head. I love to be outside, being in nature has always given solace to my soul. I love to paint, from changing the colors of my walls, to creating art pieces. I love to play the violin, I have been at that since third grade. Every time I pick it up and play a little tune my heart sings. I love to write, nothing ever published, but I tend to express myself better when I can write it down and think about it. I am always full of random facts of information especially when it comes to animals. I love to learn about everything. I have insatiable curiosity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon, but in my teen years I overheard an argument my sister had with my father ending up in her saying she didn't believe in the church anymore. That made me wonder why I believed. It made me want to know for myself why this church was so special compared to others. That night I said a fervent prayer from the depth of my soul asking the lord for direction. I continued to attend Mormon meetings regularly, but something was different. The messages taught each Sunday were more penetrating and spoke to me in a way they never had before. I headed to the library and did a lot of research about other faiths and went to a few meetings, but they didn't feel the same. Not just in the comfort zone sense, the other meetings didn't leave me feeling peaceful, joyful, closer to my father in heaven. They preached similar stories from the bible that I was familiar with but there was something missing. Over time I came to recognize how the spirit of God spoke to me. With peace to my mind and my heart and that is how I came to know that the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored. There was no huge event that let me know that the Mormon church was the living gospel of Christ but through my daily prayers, scripture study, and pondering those things I came to know that it was true. It is a continual process to gain more faith in Christ and to know what he would have us do. I continue to study and ponder his gospel. I strive each day to live as he would. I know that God loves us and continues to instruct and guide his children through his prophets as he did in times of old. From Adam to Moses, Christ and his apostles, and in our day restored to the prophet Joseph Smith on to Thomas S. Monson. Christ lives and guides us today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be kind and courteous in all that I do: from opening a door for an elderly person, helping a mom wrangle a shopping cart while she tries to keep track of her kids, to offering words of encouragement to those who are in need. I get involved in the community by participating in service. past activities have included adding a fresh coat of paint to fire hydrants in my neighborhood, cleaning up hiking trails, teaching youth groups about personal purity in food choices, hygiene, and personal choices. I also work for the local library and have the chance to offer after-school activities for teens and children including duct tap crafting, cupcake decorating, and preschool themed story-times. I live my faith by being positive, finding the silver linings, and helping others to see their glass half full as well.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I have always found answers to life's questions through prayer. When you pray you can talk to God openly like you would a friend or a parent. Often he answers us through our feelings, so its important to find a quiet space where you and ponder or meditate about the question and have time to think afterwards. Ask God if Mormonism is true, and if you get a calm peaceful feeling then maybe its worth investigating further. If you feel anxious about it then study some more and ask again later. Show more Show less