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Hi I'm Kristi

"There are no limits with God." I'm a teacher, a scientist, a writer, and a wedding planner. I love a challenge and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, I lived all across the United States attending over eleven schools through high school graduation. I spent a summer during high school interning at the United Nations and the Senate where my political interests expanded and I've been a political science junkie for a long time. As I started to pursue a career in that area I couldn't see myself being a mom with a political career. So I swtiched to teaching, a passion that draws on many of my talents. I had trouble deciding what subject I wanted to teach because I really just love to learn and I especially love teaching connections across genres. I love English and the power of words which is why I write all the time. But I settled on a science teaching degree because I find magic in biology and anatomy and chemistry. Celluar functions, chemical reactions on a cellular level, the beauty and order of the human body- all of it is magical. The more I study science the more I see a loving Heavenly Father in all things. I recently finished college and now have my teaching degree and a wedding planning degree/license. I love sushi, training to swim the English Channel, hip-hop dancing, learning new languages, popcorn, reading Hawthorne, Tolstoy, and Conrad. I enjoy writing poetry, short stories, and novels. I've experienced heartache and loss throughout my life including the loss of close family members and a painful disease, but I am resolved to optimistically look forward to what each new day brings me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a loving home, in a family that were already members. Yet, because we believe so strongly in free agency, I knew when I was young that it was still my choice to believe. It was still my choice to seek out answers and find out if the principles and doctrines taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true. So I did. I prayed fervently and read all of the books of scripture, especially the Book of Mormon. As I learned new principles I prayed to know if it was true. Over several months I recieved answers in a myriad of ways. With some principles I would feel at peace and gain a clear understanding. With other doctrines I would feel an overwhelming joy in my heart. It did not come all at once and it did not come in a shining pillar of light; rather it came directly to my heart. I am Mormon because the doctrine of our Church has given me peace in life, purpose and direction in every aspect, and a loving assurance that I can communicate with my Heavenly Father as his divine daughter and recieve answers. I am a Mormon because I know for myself that the gospel of Jesus Christ, the good news he came to proclaim, is true and is once again on earth.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Texas Houston mission and loving every moment of sharing the gospel. Every day, all day, I study and share the good news that the gospel of our Savior, Jesus Christ, has been restored on the earth today. I am serving for eighteen months leaving everything behind because I know this is true and I want to share the peace and joy I had found in this gospel with as many people as I possibly can.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Kristi
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is indeed just what the name implies, the church of Jesus Christ again restored in modern times. We know in the scriptures that after Christ left his apostles, more apostles were chosen. In fact, apostles continued to be called and sent to preach until they were killed. Today apostles stand as special witnesses of Christ as did the apostles in ancient Jerusalem. Along with the Lord's prophet on the earth today, they proclaim the message of love, hope, repentance, and eternal life to the world. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Kristi
The group within the LDS Church specifically for women promoting families and service. It operates within the priesthood organization, but addresses the concerns and ideas of women of all ages in the Church. More importantly, it is a group of sisters that meet together to strength, uplift, encourage, teach, and love one another. Show more Show less