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Hi I'm Krisha

I was a division one soccer player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised on the island of O'ahu in the tiny town of Kahuku. I received a scholarship to play soccer at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. After three years of collegiate play I decided to fore go my senior season to serve a church mission. I was called to the Taiwan, Taichung mission where I was asked to learn Mandarin Chinese. Upon returning from my mission I reapplied to the University of Hawai'i to finish my degree in Family Resources. Before my final semester I got married in the Kona, Hawai'i temple. We moved to Arizona and had our first son less than a year later. I went back to Hawai'i to complete my college education and graduated in the Fall of 2010. My husband and I now have two wonderful sons.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this faith and was able to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ from an early age. Though I was born into this faith, I had the desire to know for myself if this truly was the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I studied and prayed diligently to know these things. At the age of 21 I was reciting Joseph Smith Jr.'s first vision of our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ to a friend in one of our missionary preparation classes. As I was doing so I happened to glance over my friend's shoulder and my eyes caught a painting of this very incident. As the words of this testimony came out, I felt a burning inside my heart and a feeling of comfort, peace, and confirmation that this truly is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with all the truths we need to return to our Heavenly Father. Now that I am a wife and mother, I am grateful to have gained my own personal witness of the truthfulness of the gospel because of the knowledge of eternal families. Through the gospel we learn that family relationships can last beyond the grave. I look at my life, through the hard times and especially the good, and feel so relieved that no matter what trials my life will bring, as long as my family and I are living the commandments of God we can be together for eternity. I choose to be Mormon.

How I live my faith

Through fulfilling my calling as a ward missionary I am able to know that I have been doing my part in helping to build the Lord's kingdom here on earth. No one gets paid to have a calling. All we are asked to sacrifice for our callings is our time. As a ward missionary and have the opportunity to meet visitors with open arms. On occasion I am asked to teach a Gospel Principles class where I help people who are recently baptized or those interested about our religion understand the principles of our faith. It is a very rewarding calling because I am trusted to help others understand the importance of principles such as chastity, obedience, faith, prayer, and scripture study.