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Hi I'm Christina

I'm a wife and mother of three adorable little ones. I love to knit and sew. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of five, and grew up in Oregon, Washington, and Florida. My family moved around a lot so I ended up attending 9 different schools from kindergarten to 12th grade. While home on Summer Break from BYU Utah, I met my husband as I attended a Single Branch of our church in our area. My husband is the youngest of six, so when we were married we had 21 nieces and nephews (now we have 30!). My husband moved with me to Provo, where I finished my education and graduated from BYU Utah in Elementary Education. I taught 2nd grade in Utah, and Kindergarten in Washington State. I am now a mother to three little ones. I love to knit, sew, read, and learn new things, but most of all I love to play with my kids. I wish I had a gardener, maid, and personal cook so that I could do more of the things I love. :) I am doing cloth diapers with my littlest, and just started home schooling my oldest. Though at times life seems crazy as I stay home with my little ones, I wouldn't want it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a loving home with parents that taught me the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At the age of 13 I realized I had never prayed to ask God if what I was taught was true. When I did, an answer came to me in my head in my own voice, saying, "You know it's true, you've learned it step by step all along the way." I realized that was true. I had gained my testimony step by step, each lesson and concept at a time. I knew I was in the right place doing the things God wanted me to do. Each day I continue to learn and grow, and strive to become more like my Heavnely Father. Some things are easy for me and some are harder. It is wonderful to be surrounded by people trying to become better each day as well. I learn from their example as I continue to grow in the gospel step by step.

How I live my faith

At church I am the secretary for the presidency that is over the children ages 18 months to 11 years old. I love to have lists and things organized, so being a secretary is wonderful! I love that I am able to be around my children as they learn each sunday. I am able to know what they are learning so I can pre-teach concepts and reinterate ones learned at church. It is such a privilege to work with all the little chidren at church. They are so willing to love and try so hard to choose the right. They are wonderful examples to me of how to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Christina
The priesthood is the power of God here on the earth. This duty is given to worthy men in the church. They are called upon to help and bless others with the priesthood that they hold. They can not gain or help themselves with the priesthood, they can only bless the lives of others. As women we have our own special calling to care and nurture those around us. I think of motherhood as the special calling of the women in the church. Even if they don't have children, women "mother" those around them with nurture, love, and help. There are many ways women lead in our church. We participate in and lead in the Releif Society, an organization of women in the church. We also participate in leadership roles in teaching the young children as well as young women in our church, as well as many other various church callings. Show more Show less