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Hi I'm Christine

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of three. I love reading, hiking in the mountains, skiing, running and crafts. I spend alot of my time doing volunteer work for the church or thinking up ways to redecorate or renovate my home. I love cooking and trying new, healthy recipes out on my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ on the earth. Growing up in a religious home, my parents took us often to mass, at least once each week. We were very involved with our church and my parents taught me to spend time serving the Lord. As I attended; however, I always felt something was missing, although I didn't know what it was. After being invited to a mormon youth activity; I felt something I had never experience before, a calm and comforting feeling that what was being taught was true. At the time, I did not know that this was the Holy Ghost testifying of the truth to me. I wanted to know more and began to take the missionary discussions. At the first discussion in which I was taught about Joseph Smith's vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ; the missionary asked me if a felt "that". He could not have known what I was feeling, but again, I had that same calm, comforting feeling. He explained that this was the Holy Ghost bearing witness that what they were teaching was true. From then on, I knew that I would join the church, I knew in my heart that it was true and that Joseph Smith had seen and spoken with God and Jesus Christ. After almost thirty years, I still believe and know that this is the Lord's church upon the earth. I know that I am a daughter of God and that He knows me and answers my prayers and has guided me many times in my life as I turn to Him. I choose to continue to be a member of this church because it has brought to my life direction, hope and happiness.

How I live my faith

I am the young women's president in our ward. Each ward or congregation is made up of about 500 individuals, our youth program is for all young people ages 12 - 17. As young women's president, I work with all the young women in this age group, but concentrate on the 16 - 17 year olds and 18 year olds until they leave for college. We organize and teach Sunday lessons and a mid-week youth activity each week. For activity nights, we meet as individual classes (only 16 & 17 year olds) twice a month; as all of the young women once a month; and jointly with all of the young men once a month. I love working with the youth, they have many challenges living in the world today and it is so inspiring to me how they succeed and are great examples to others. They often teach me more than I teach them. Our goals as youth leaders are to help our youth learn to live and act as Jesus Christ, help them to have the desire to build a personal relationship with Him, and to inspire them to share what they know with those around them.