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Hi I'm Chrissy

I'm a Mormon. I teach private voice lessons and love it! Music is my passion, along with living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I'm a 44-year old single mother of four wonderful children. I have two sons-in-law, a beautiful new granddaughter, and another one on the way. I'm number nine of 10 children and we are very close. I love my family and they are so important to me. I graduated from college with a degree in music education. I taught music and choir in the public schools for 7 years and have been teaching private voice lessons for 24 years. I had the opportunity of performing a solo at my high school graduation and singing the National Anthem at my college graduation. I have had many other opportunities to perform in community, church, and social events, as well as many musical theater productions. I'm very passionate about health and fitness. I enjoy working out and eating a clean diet. I want to take good care of myself so that I can enjoy life to the fullest! I want to be able to be active, have fun with my family, and travel for as long as I want. I'm also passionate about learning. I love to read and learn new things. I have a thirst for knowledge and especially the truth!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and my parents taught me about the gospel of Jesus Christ in our home. We prayed and studied the scriptures together as a family. My parents were good examples of Christ-like living. We attended weekly church meetings where I learned more about His gospel. I always believed that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the true restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth today, but it wasn't until I was in my early 20's that I really knew for myself. I had been praying and reading The Book of Mormon and wanted to receive my own personal witness of it's truthfulness. One Sunday, I was attending one of my church meetings and the lesson was about the life of the current prophet and president of the church at the time, Ezra Taft Benson. As I was listening, I was overcome with the spirit, and it came so powerfully to my mind that he was a true prophet of God. At that moment, I knew The Book of Mormon was true and that Joseph Smith did restore the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth for our time. I'm a Mormon because I want to learn and do all that I can do to be worthy to return and live with my Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, again someday.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday because I thoroughly enjoy everything about it. I love feeling the sweet peace that the spirit brings me when I listen to the talks and sing the hymns. I enjoy learning something new each week and being reminded of how to really live the gospel of Jesus Christ. My calling in my ward is accompanying the ward choir on the piano. I'm so grateful for the talents that Heavenly Father has blessed me with and continually strive to use them to serve and bless the lives of others. I don't just live my faith on Sunday. I try to live it every day of my life by loving and serving others the way my Savior has done for all of us. He set the perfect example of unconditional love, charity, the pure love of Christ. He was the ultimate example of forgiveness and service. I'm not perfect, but I do the best I can and he makes up the difference. I'm so grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ in my life. I know that He loves all of us so much and we are perfect in His eyes. He sees us how we can become. His arms are always stretched out and all we have to do is come unto him and we are blessed. When we feel His love in our lives and experience the peace that living His gospel brings, we are better able to love and serve others the way He would have us do. I wish everyone could have the knowledge and peace that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings. Life can be extremely challenging and no one escapes those challenges. They are a part of our lives to teach us to overcome weaknesses and to strengthen our character. When people don't have the Savior in their lives, they can turn to unhealthy and destructive habits and addictions to try and numb the hurt and pain. If we can accept Him into our lives and give our burdens unto him, we can truly experience joy and happiness beyond measure, even through our adversity. He has already suffered for all of our sufferings. Let's not make His suffering in vain.