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Hi I'm Kristi

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 3 daughters. I graduated from college with a license to practice Massage Therapy but chose to stay at home with my girls rather than work. Family is very important to me, anytime we can get away as a family or get together with family is definitely my favorite way to spend any free time I might have. I love being a mom, as much as my kids drive me crazy, I love my job. I enjoy cooking and most outdoor activities. Any sort of service projects, Humanitarian aid, or charity work available I try to help out. Helping people has always been a part of my personality. Prior to marriage, college and kids I was a social worker, and absolutely adored my job. Friends and family would describe me as funny, outspoken, generous, genuine, and sometimes not easy to get along with. My husband is in the military and that can be quite difficult sometimes but we seem to always get through it. My husband drives me completely nuts and I am completely in love with him at the same time. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't grow up Mormon. I grew up in the Lutheran church. My family went to church fairly regularly when I was little then it tapered off as I reached my teens. My father was an abusive alcoholic, my mom did her best to protect us but she never left him. I grew up in a very volatile environment and had very low self esteem. When I was 17 I met a boy and we started to date. It turned out that he was a lot like my father, drank too much and was very abusive. I stayed with this boy for 4 years, the lifestyle didn't seem that out of the ordinary because I had grown up that way. I developed a very close friendship with a Mormon girl and went to church with her a couple of times. I was always impressed by how respectful the young men were, they were never crude or inappropriate, it was all very foreign to me, but I liked it. As I got older and the relationship with my boyfriend started to end I realized that my life was missing something. I decided that I would go back to church. I found a Lutheran church near my work and started attending. I was starting to feel better but there was still such a hole in my life. My future husband was returning home from his mission around this time. We had gone to high school together so when he came home we reconnected and I began asking him some questions and with the prompting and support of my friend I started taking the discussions. As soon as I started the discussions I knew this is what was missing. The standards and values of the church were exactly the kind I wanted to raise a family with. They were the kind of values that would keep me surrounded with good people and help me to realize my own self worth. I often feel that this church saved me from a very miserable existence. I am currently married to a wonderful man who wouldn't ever dream of being cruel or mean to me, and we have 3 beautiful daughters. I definitely made the right choice,and I am very grateful for my Mormon friend =)

How I live my faith

In the past I have taught the children's Sunday school classes, and helped to organize church events. I love participating in the service projects and humanitarian aid days that we have. I also enjoy visiting teaching, and having visiting teachers. It is a great opportunity to connect with other women and to serve families in our ward that may be in need.