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Hi I'm Kristin

I live in Orange County, CA. I am an aspiring journalist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 22 years old and I have been a member all my life. I have 6 biological brothers and sisters and 5 from my step mother. I have a big family and although most of them are not LDS, I love them with all my heart. I started going to a junior college right out of high school but decided it was not for me and I have been struggling with what I should do in life ever since. Thankfully, I will be attending Utah Valley University in the winter of 2012 to hopefully major in journalism and one day become a broadcast journalist for a local news channel. I love the outdoors and being with my friends and family. I work for a pretty popular burger place in California, In-N-Out, which I love. I'm excited to finally get my education started and hopefully one day become a wife and mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I have felt so much pain in my life. I lost my mother to breast cancer. One of my brothers took his own life while I was in highschool. I lost all of my friends. Heartbreak seems to be a regular occurance in my life. After being inactive for 4 years and ending a relationship of 3 years, I began to question my life and my beliefs. I knew no one would be able to help me, save it be Heavenly Father himself. It wasn't until this time that I HAD to know for myself if what I had been taught all my life was true. I needed physical proof that it was true. That is when I dropped to my knees and asked with all my heart. The answers I recieved were incredible.... "in-your-face" kind of answers. I needed to know and here it was all along, right in front of me. Utilizing the atonement in my life has been an amazing blessing. Heavenly Father gave his son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for all of us. Because of that amazing sacrifice we NEVER have to be alone. He suffered everything, every pain, every heartbreak, every loss, so that we don't have to. When we feel alone and afraid and heartbroken, all we have to do is pray. Christ will always comfort us. Heavenly Father will ALWAYS be there. Through prayer, we have a direct line of communication to God. When we don't know where to turn and what to do next, we can fall to our knees and cry out to Heavenly Father. He knows us by name. He knows how we feel at every moment. He knows what we need and whats best for us. He will help us. He will never EVER leave us. What a great comfort that has been in my life. To know that someone so sinful and imperfect as me can be forgiven so easily. I love this gospel with all my heart. I know that this is the true church of God. I know that because I prayed and I asked. And I was given an answer. I know that if you pray with real intent, you will also recieve an answer.

How I live my faith

Every week I try to set a goal for myself. Whether it is to be more humble or be nice to everyone, I try to make myself more Christ-like. Being modest and not wearing revealing clothes and using profanity helps me remember that I am a daughter of God. I am active in my branch and enjoy going to the activities. I also attend institute at the local college which helps me come closer to Christ. I have come to realize that as I started to dress modestly and eliminate certain language from my vocabulary, that the boys that started to ask me out and the people i started to become friends with were hanging out with me because they liked me from the inside out....and not just my outward appearance. Although I continue to work each day at these things, my happiness has increased tremendously. Now people love me for me....not the things I do or the clothes I wear.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kristin
Yes, through the sealing ordinance in the holy temple. I believe families are forever. It is so comforting to know that I will one day be able to be reunited with my mom and my brother. Show more Show less