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Hi I'm Krista

I am a college student that loves books and the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student who has lived in Georgia nearly all my life and loves it. My degree is in Outdoor recreational management. I think I chose this because ever since high school I have worked with nearly every major youth group in the country and have seen the good influence it is on children and youth. My favorite things to do are anything outdoors, camping, hiking etc. I also teach horseback riding, something I've been passionate about my whole life. When I can't be outside, I spend my time reading classic books, one of my favorites is the Iliad by Homer. Family is the most important thing to me and I love sharing my hobbies and time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel my Heavenly Father's love for me as I learn and live His plan for me. I love that my family can be together after this life as a family as we follow the commandments of the Savior. I see how following the Gospel has blessed me and kept me safe, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The fact that Heavenly Father and the Lord loves us as much as They did the people in the Bible and so has given us a living prophet and apostles fills me with comfort and hope. I don't fear the future, but look forward to it knowing it will all work out if I trust God. I am Mormon because I know it is true, I have felt the Holy Spirit tell me so.

How I live my faith

In the community I work with youth and children and teach them how to be responsible, caring people. I teach them the need to help each other and work out problems the right ways, things that my parents and the church have taught me. In church, I work with the youth and am one of the leaders for their summer camps where I teach them outdoor skills but more importantly help them to see and love this world that God has made for us. I have helped to teach the young children's sunday school classes. I also served a mission or eighteen months in the Philippines where I learned the language and taught the people about the Savior and His life and how to more fully follow His example.

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.

Krista
It is apparent from the New Testament that after Jesus established His 12 apostles that the group or Quorum of 12 was to continue from the events of Acts Chapter 1 where the 11 apostles, under the direction of Peter, choose Matthias as the new apostle to replace Judas. Paul, an author of a number of books in the New Testament, was also chosen as an apostle. Paul indicates that the church is built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets Ephesians 219-20 and lists their functions to “bring us to a unity of the faith” Ephesians 411-14. See Apostles in the Bible Dictionary The Bible says that God does not change, if He does not change and He called 12 Apostles in the time of the Bible, it only makes sense that He does so now. For me it is one comforting proof that God in fact does not change. Show more Show less