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Hi I'm Christa

I'm a wife and a mother. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert of 15 years. My single mother and I learned about the Church together and prayed to know if it was true. Although I was young, I remember getting the confirmation the first time I heard the story of Joseph Smith's prayer in a grove of trees. I have never forgotten that confirmation of the truth of this Church, and I hold tight to it everyday. I am a college graduate. I am married, and I have a baby whom I am privileged to devote my time to. I love being a mom and being a wife. I know I could be out there making money, but I have grown so much in the time I have been married and become a mother. That cannot be bought with any amount of money. I love to learn new things. I have been experimenting with different types of cooking. I love to just throw things together without any recipes. I also love to use things that one might throw away to create something new and beautiful. I love learning about cultures and traveling. Because we are just starting our family, we don't have a lot of money to travel. So my husband and I make it a point to try all different types of cuisine. It makes us feel like we have traveled to a new place, even if only for an hour or two.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I joined at a very young age, I had to rediscover and strengthen my testimony as a teenager. I knew the Church was true, but I needed a boost in faith. Being a member of the Church can be difficult. I had many kids, including friends, harass me and in some cases threaten me because of my membership. Often I would seek refuge in my car listening to Church music. Throughout this time, I remember going to Church every morning for seminary (a class offered to high school students) and feeling like it was a sanctuary. The Church was where I felt most at peace. I knew that the confirmation I received as a 9-year-old girl was true, and I had to stick with it. I have never regretted that decision.

How I live my faith

Being a Latter-day Saint is not a once per week responsibility. It is constant work and that is why it is so fulfilling! It's often glaringly obvious to me that I am not perfect, but being a Latter-day Saint means trying harder the next day so we can be better than we were the day before. This is not easy, but as they say, "Nothing in life worth doing is easy." The Lord is so wonderful to allow us to repent and try again each day. That is how I am able to live my faith.