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Hi I'm Crista

I'm a mother, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mother of two young children, who mean the world to me. I just started to go to college to pursue my career in nursing. I enjoy spending time with my children, writing, reading, couponing with my sister, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS Church. But when I turned 18 I decided that I wanted to follow my own path. So I did. For a while I didn't want to have much of anything to do with any churches. After I had my children I decided that religion was something that I felt they should start to know. I started out going to a community church close to my house, because at that time we didn't have a car so it was in walking distance. Then I started to go to another church and I really became involved in it. But, with me growing up LDS I always felt that there was something missing when I went to the other churches. Now as I look back on it, I feel like those were my stepping stones back to the truth. I made a family decision and decided to move from where I was living and come back home to Minnesota, where I had family to help get me back on my feet. My sister opened up her home to me and my two kids. When I first moved up here I was pretty adamant about not wanting to go back to the LDS church, but I would go to other churches. Then, because I was listed as an inactive member, the bishop wanted to meet me. At first I was hesitant, but there was something in me that said "do it." I had a battle going inside of me as I drove down to the building to meet with the bishop but I felt like this was what I needed to do. When I first met with him I expressed my feelings and he asked me if I would like to start talking to the missionaries. I agreed and we decided to take it slow. But once I started taking the lessons it was like the flood gates opened and I embraced the gospel. He asked me to read the Book Of Mormon and pray about it, which I did. I knew without a doubt that it was true. I also knew from that moment when I first walked into the church building to meet with the bishop that I was where I belonged. It hasn't been an easy road getting to where I am now, but it is very rewarding. I feel like I am finally home and I am so happy.

How I live my faith

Well, I have two callings in my ward. My first calling is that I am the ward choir pianist. When I was first asked if I would accept that calling I was kind of scared. It had been 8 years since I had played the piano and I was worried that I couldn't do it. Something that I had instilled in me since I was younger was that the callings that we receive in our wards are something that Heavenly Father wants for us, so I knew that I should accept. But that doubt was in me and I asked if I could have a trial run. I had a gentle prod from that Brother, and he said that if I thought that I could do it, then I should jump in with both feet and trust that Heavenly Father will strengthen me. It was just that little push that I needed to say yes. I am very glad that I did, music is something that I am talented in and I am able to pass that love on to both of my children. I was also, more recently, asked to be one of the teachers for the women. I teach one Sunday a month, and I love it. I love the Sisters in my ward and I learn so much from them when I teach. I feel so lucky to be able to teach them about our Saviors love, and the many different aspects in this church. I like being able to learn these things