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Hi I'm Krista

I live in Atlantic Canada with my husband and 3 children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am the active mom of three highly entertaining children and the wife to one very supportive and loving husband. I am a true "soccer mom"! Not only do I coach two of my children's soccer teams, but I also play on a women's league. Two years ago, I left my job as a teacher so that I could devote my time to raising my family and enjoying life more fully. I have recently started a blog, where I can share my quirky sense of humour and my enthusiasm for life. 

Why I am a Mormon

Four years ago, I became a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ever since the birth of my first child, I had been searching for a religion that would fit my family. I had a strong belief that God existed, and that He loved and cared for me, but in spite of my attempts to reconnect with the religion of my childhood, I felt that it was not the right fit for me. My husband had grown up in a Latter Day Saint family, but he became inactive during his teen years. Although he always spoke highly of the Church and never once denied it was true and his parents were loving and generous examples of Latter Day Saints, I refused to investigate the church. From the outside looking in, I did not undertand why a church would ask its members to "give up" so much, and in all honesty, being a mormon was just not cool. So I spent nine years attending other church services and reading about different beliefs, but again, none of them had what I was looking for. In particular I was looking for a feeling, one that could not easily be described but one that I knew I would recognize immediately. Then it happened. I began to feel a strong impression that I needed to give the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a chance. My daughter began asking if our family could attend this church because she always enjoyed going with her grandparents when they babysat. So I spoke with my husband about my impressions and I knew from the look on his face, that he knew it was time to return. He got a copy of the "Gospel Principles" manual from his father, and we started going through it together. When I was reading it, I was shocked at the familiarity of all these principles. They just felt right! The following Sunday, we got our family up early, dressed in our Sunday best, and headed out to church. Due to some miscommunication between my husband and his father, we arrived an hour late and had missed the Sacrament meeting. My children were thrilled to see the other kids out in the hall and begged us to stay so that they could attend Primary, the children's Sunday school class. We agreed, and headed off to adult Sunday school. By the end of class, I was becoming very discouraged. It started to feel just like all the other churches I had attended. The members were super nice, and I was interested in their beliefs, but I had not received the feeling that this was where I belonged. Nevertheless, I headed off to Relief Society, the Women's organization, with my mother-in-law. Once there, I listened intently while the teacher taught the lesson. When she was finished, she announced to the class that the last five minutes would be reserved for anyone who would like to share their testimony. A testimony is what a person has come to learn is true through their scripture studies, their prayers, and their experiences. A testimony can be a very beautiful and powerful moment, as I came to learn that particular afternoon, when a person who is in tune with the Holy Ghost stands up and shares what they know to be true. As one woman humbly bore her testimony, I was overcome by a rushing warmth that spread throughout my entire body. Tears came to my eyes, and in that very moment I knew without a doubt that I was exactly where my Heavenly Father wanted me to be and He was pleased that I had sought Him out. It was the feeling I had been searching for, and I recognized and I welcomed it! Since then, I have learned that this feeling is the Holy Ghost, who bears witness of the truthfulness of all things. And since then, I have spent everyday better preparing myself to receive the Holy Ghost and to allow Him to instruct and guide me. I have come to know beyond a doubt that Heavenly Father lives. I know that Jesus Christ is my Saviour. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and that He saw God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, His son. I know that He was asked to restore Christ's church to the earth, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His true church. The Book of Mormon is true, and by reading it and embracing it, you will come to develop the most precious relationship with God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. A relationship that will fill you with peace, understanding, and love. A relationship that you will cherish above all others. A relationship that makes you realize that you did not "give up" anything, but rather, you "gained" far more than anything the world could ever offer.  

How I live my faith

 I live my faith each and every day. Through daily prayer, scripture study, and repentence, I strive to be more Christ-like. I strive to show more love and understanding and to have more patience and compassion for those I serve in my home, my family, my community, and my church. In our home, we focus upon the Saviour and His teachings. We have daily family prayers and scripture studies to teach our children the importance of integrity, charity, and virtue because, unfortunately, the world we live in celebrates negativity, vices, and vulgarity. We pray that through a Christ-centred upbringing our family will develop the strength necessary to stand up for truth and righteousness, and to lead productive lives that are filled with meaning and beauty. Currently, I am the Relief Society President in my church. The Relief Society is our Women's Organization, where we gather each week as sisters in the Gospel to increase faith and personal righteousness, to strengthen families and homes, and to seek out and help those in need. Our meetings are just like Sunday school, except we are comprised only of women 18 years and older. I love Relief Society because it gives women the opportunity to discuss and to learn about things that pertain to our unique experiences here on earth as women, and it celebrates our divinity as daughters of our Heavenly Father. It is uplifting, inspiring, and fun!