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Hi I'm Kristin

I grew up in Austin, Texas. I'm a teacher. I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated with my Bachelor's degree and while teaching elementary school, received my Master's degree. I'm a mother of three young children and a wife to my sweet husband. I'm currently teaching Kindergarten part-time and instructing pre-service teachers at night. I love to stay active with my women's indoor soccer team. It's fast paced and exhausting and so much fun! I moved around a lot growing up and it has taught me valuable lessons about making and keeping friends. Keeping in touch with old friends and the excitement of meeting new ones is always fun for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Very early in my life, my father decided not to go anymore. My mother stayed strong in her faith and continued to take all 5 of us. I saw true happiness in my mother's life and less and less joy in my father's. I wanted to be happy like my mom. At church I learned that I was a Child of God and He has a plan for me. It felt so good to know where I came from and there is a plan for where I am going. I was baptized when I was 8. As I became a teenager, I read in the Book of Mormon that faith is like a seed. Given proper nourishment, that tiny seed could grow mighty and strong. I chose to put into practice what I was learning and see how I felt. My heart continued to feel warm and peaceful as I instituted the principles of the Gospel. I knelt in prayer and asked my Heavenly Father if what I was learning and practicing was true. I waited and a calm reassurance came over me confirming what I reading and learning was the truth. This knowledge has kept me safe in harmful situations and provided me with happiness beyond what I thought was possible.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures and pray every day. Our family sets aside one night a week to be together and enjoy each other's company and discuss gospel principles. Together with three other ladies, I organize and run the children's church education (ages 18 months to 11 years old) for our local ward. This includes working with teachers for Sunday instruction, preparing and delivering doctrinely accurate messages, and coordinating weekly activities like Cub Scouts. I also get to visit a couple ladies in my neighborhood once a month (or more if needed) to deliver a message of encouragement and lend a hand of service. This service is a great blessing in my life and I'm lucky to get to be a part of it.