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Hi I'm Christine

I’m a software sales executive, a wife, stepmother of 4, I love singing and yoga. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I have a degree in early childhood special education and a minor in history, but somehow I've made a career in software sales for fortune 500 companies. I’ve been married to my best friend for over 10 years and I have 4 step children (and 2 very spoiled cats). I’m passionate about yoga, singing in a local choir, I love to travel, enjoy great food and I’m an avid Facebooker. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I began investigating the LDS church as a single person at the age of 25 and joined at 26. So many of the questions I had all my life were answered in the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants. I had the discussions with the sister missionaries and they asked me to pray so I could know if these things were true. I did pray, I received an answer that The Book of Mormon is true, and I have never looked back. Since joining the church, I have learned line upon line and have found strength in the truthfulness of the gospel. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that Christ’s atonement makes it possible for me to overcome any sin or trial in my life. I know that there is a Prophet on the earth today, and that there is modern day revelation so I can know what my Heavenly Father wants me to do at this time. My experience in the church can best be summarized by a verse in Alma 32: 28 “Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.” It is my testimony that this gospel is a good seed, and given the opportunity of an open heart, it will grow. It will help you to feel the truth, enlarge your soul, enlighten your understanding and become delicious.

How I live my faith

I began my service in the church right after I joined at the age of 26. I was called to be a Ward Missionary and helped teach lessons to others who were investigating the church. I loved it! I was a brand new member and I was learning by teaching! Over time, I was given other callings. I was challenged to do new things that I had never dreamed I would do. I have worked with the young children in Primary, teaching lessons and helping the Cub Scouts. I have worked with the women, teaching Sunday lessons and providing compassionate service to those in need. But, my most favorite of all callings has been working with the teens, or as we call them, the Young Women (ages 12 -18). I didn't know how much I loved teenagers until I was asked to serve them. We have special lessons each Sunday with the Young Women where we discuss how the gospel can help them in their lives. We have weekly activities each Wednesday that can range from fun games to service activities as well as testimony building events. We have Girl’s Camp each summer for 4 days and spend time in the wilderness together. We participate in Personal Progress, which is designed to help the young women develop themselves in areas such as faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity and virtue. Serving in the church is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. It is one of the key blessings of membership in the church. It has helped me grow as a person in ways that nothing else has ever done. It is intellectually challenging and is also a lesson in successful organization and execution. In addition, service has created some of the most rewarding friendships I have. The people I serve with become like family and I love them. Serving in the church is a critical component of how the Lord helps us to become who He wants us to be. If we accept callings and fulfill them, we become more than we ever dreamed possible.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Christine
As a Mormon, I try to focus my life on doing the things that will help me to follow Christ. It has been my personal experience that I can have joy in life by trying to follow the example of Christ and treat others as He would treat them. There is a peace that comes from making decisions based on true principles that are eternal. I find these principles in the scriptures as I study them and as I pray. Attending church each week is an opportunity to partake of the sacrament, which allows me to renew my covenants made at baptism. I listen to weekly sunday school lessons that help me apply the gospel to my life and I feel impressed to know the answers to current issues I'm facing in my life. As I associate with the members of my Ward, I find that they provide me with insight or support that helps me deal with trials or find gratitude for my blessings. Family is central to my life. Showing love and support to my family members helps me to truly feel joy. There is no other joy that can compare to love at home. Home is a sacred place that feels like heaven to me. It is a place of safety and security, a place of kindess and love. After a long hard day, I find that I am anxious to have my family home with me so that we can enjoy the evening hours together and prepare for the day ahead. Show more Show less