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Hi I'm Christine

I'm a dancer, an athlete, an artist, a musician, a cat-lover, an epileptic, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Where to start? I'm the oldest of 7 kids. I played soccer all growing up and played field hockey in high school. I also took piano lessons from my grandmother and continue to play the piano. I've always loved art. I don't consider myself a professional by any means, but I enjoy it. I was in Zion's Youth Choir my senior year of high school and traveled across the Bay Area performing in firesides. I was also diagnosed with epilepsy that same year. When I got to college, I shifted from sports to dance. I took lots of ballroom classes and loved them. Then I got into a particularly rough period of my life. I began acting in a haunted house, which I enjoyed a great deal, but it was tearing me away from my family and what was most important to me-the gospel. I turned 20 and was prompted to prepare to serve a mission. I left for the Louisiana Baton Rouge mission when I was 21. It changed my life and I will never be the same again because of it. Now I'm back in college studying Exercise and Wellness and plan to become a Paramedic. I'm also on one of the folk dance teams here in college and I love it! I express myself and my love for the Lord through dance. I'm so grateful for the body Heavenly Father has given me. Folk dance, along with church, the temple, the scriptures, and prayer are special places for me when I commune with my Father in Heaven. I feel His love and influence in my life and I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know it's true. I know this is Christ's restored Gospel. I know the priesthood is real and that we possess that authority. I know the Book of Mormon is truly another testament of Jesus Christ, that it goes hand in hand with the Bible; it corrects and completes the Bible because it is Christ's pure doctrine. I'm a Mormon because I am happiest when I live it. I'm a Mormon because I know I have a purpose and a goal in life. I'm a Mormon because my Savior has picked me up and carried me through so many trials that I could not have overcome by myself. I know it. I know that God knows it. It's true!!! And now, as a Mormon, I am here in Louisiana, sharing what I know to be true, what I know will make everyone happy if they'll just listen. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's church, fully restored on the earth again. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith particularly through service. I served a mission in the Louisiana Baton Rouge mission, dedicating 18 months of my life to the Lord, serving Him, and bringing His children closer to Christ, and now continuing that service as I carry on in life! I try to be a friend to everyone. If I see someone alone, I try to reach out to them so they know they have at least one friend to count on. I try my hardest to give of myself to those who are in need. I'm able to live my faith to its fullest when I do things for others, just as Christ did for us. I know people are watching me in public. They want to see what I'll do in different situations. I live my faith by holding to my standards, no matter what, not because I feel obligated to do so, but because I know that's what Heavenly Father wants. I go to the temple as often as possible because it is there where I feel happiest. I live my faith by living my life as Heavenly Father wants me to.

Are Mormons Christians?

Christine
Yes, we are Christians. We believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We accept Christ as our Savior and we pray and worship in His name. We believe in Christ's sacred Atonement, the ultimate sacrifice He made for us when He suffered for our sins and made it possible for us to repent and return to live with our Heavenly Father. We believe the Bible is the word of God and we can learn of Christ's doings and teachings while He dwelt on this earth in this wonderful book of scripture. In addition, we have The Book of Mormon, which is another testament, alongside the Bible, of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is a second witness of the reality and divinity of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Christine
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, whom we read about in the Bible, established His Church during His earthly ministry. The priesthood, the power and authority to act in God's name, was restored and given to Christ's 12 apostles. After Christ was crucified and resurrected and all the apostles were killed off, the priesthood was lost. It was not passed down. Basic gospel principles were warped in time. The priesthood was no longer on the earth. In 1820, Joseph Smith sought to know which church of all the faiths on earth was Christ's church as He established it when He was on the earth. God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him and told him that none of the churches held all of the truths of the Gospel and the priesthood was not established in any of them. He was called by God to be a prophet and restored all of the basic gospel principles as well as the priesthood on the earth again. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and His priesthood have been restored in its fullness once again in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Christ founded His church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Christine
We share a message about Jesus Christ and His Atonement. We teach how God has a plan for us, that He created that plan before we were even born, and that plan is meant to end with every one of us living with God again. We teach people to have faith in Jesus Christ, to follow His example, to use the Atonement in their lives to become more like Him, and to qualify to live with God again. We teach how our message is for everyone and will bless every single person individually according to their needs and concerns. We teach that reading the Book of Mormon will draw a person closer to God than any other book will. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Christine
Having served a full-time mission, I went out to share what I know to be true. I want everyone to feel and experience the joy that comes from the restored Gospel. I've experienced that joy and that peace. And I will go and do whatever it takes to share it because I know it will help everyone! I talked to all sorts of people as I walked on the streets. While driving, if I felt we should stop somewhere when we saw someone who might need the Gospel, we would stop and go talk to that person. I even rode a bike in a skirt just so I could reach out and help the people I served in Louisiana. I did everything I could to use that time, the Lord's time, to share with His children what would bring them the greatest happiness in this life and in the next. Show more Show less