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Hi I'm Christen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Christen. I am a wife to a wonderful husband. Mother of four (soon to be 5) beautiful children. Sister to 3 sisters, 6 brothers and 7 step-siblings. Aunt to 5 nieces and 3 nephews. Daughter of loving parents. My Grandfather was the pioneer in my family, he converted to the gospel after marrying my Grandmother. My mother was the 5th child of their 11 children. She met and married my father. I was one of 10 children, of which I am the 4th, born into the beautiful gospel of Jesus Christ...and here I am. I enjoy, love and thrive on creativity! I love magazine subscriptions. I love to create, decorate, take pictures and attempt cooking new dishes and desserts. I value the time I spend with my family. After 15 years, I still love going on dates with, kissing and loving my husband!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 3 years old my family moved to a tiny city called Helper, Utah. I lived in Helper for 15 years until I left for college at the age of 18. It was during those young impressionable years that I gained a testimony of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. My testimony of personal prayer being one of my most memorable. We had an unspoken rule in our house. As the sun was setting each evening, no matter how much fun we were having with friends, we were to return home. One night, when I was around the age of 15, my youngest brother (5) and sister (3) didn't return home. We waited and waited. My mother becoming very concerned decided to have the family split up in a search party. For a reason unknown to me I was volunteered to stay home, in the event that they return. I was scared, restless and uneasy. I remember pacing back and forth, occasionally peeking out windows anticipating their return. I imagined them scared, frightened and alone. I strongly desired to trade places with them. After a little while I was impressed to say a prayer. I went to my room and knelt beside my bed. I began praying to my Heavenly Father for the safety of my brother and sister. Instantly, my entire body was overcome with warmth and comfort and I had an undeniable reassurance that all would be well. At that exact moment there was a knock on our front door and I knew that my brother and sister were home. Without further hesitation I ran to the door and there stood the mother of a friend, with my brother and sister. She said the kids had been playing, her phone was not working and she was unable to call. I know through direct communication with my Heavenly Father my prayers are answered. I know Heavenly Father knows me individually and loves me. I know he is aware of every detail of my life, my ups and my downs. I know he is there for me, always. I am so blessed to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and the knowledge and truths of the scriptures at my fingertips.

How I live my faith

I have a strong desire to live my faith in every aspect of every day of my life. My husband and I work diligently to be great examples to our children. We strive for a spirit of love, service and unity in our home. We pray daily to be examples to others. We pray for our children to have strength in standing up to their standards amongst peers and in situations away from home. We love the gospel and are working on sharing our testimonies with others. I currently have the privilege to plan, coordinate and execute monthly activities for the women I attend church with. These activities can vary from service projects, dinner parties, family preparedness to cooking and crafting classes. Our group can be as small as 15 and as large as 80. I have enjoyed personally witnessing strong relationships develop between the women in church. In my opinion they are all my extended family!