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Hi I'm Kristy

and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a wife and a busy mom of three energentic kids. Being a mom is the hardest job I have ever had, but the rewards far outweigh anything I found working. Knowing we have an eternal family helps put things in to perspective when it comes to raising our kids. I love being outdoors, looking at the night sky, listening to music, watching movies, reading with and to our kids, and spending lots of time with my best friend to whom I am married.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the church, but I am not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints just because my parents were, and their parent's were. I went through a very challenging time in my life where I really came to know God and know for a surety that I am His child. That knowledge has carried me through many things in my life with a smile on my face. My family has moved several times for one reason or another and every where we go, the gospel is the same. I know without a doubt God loves me and wants me to be happy. I know He watches over me and is only a prayer away when I need Him. He is always willing to listen and answers back when I need it. Each week when I go to church I feel empowered and ready to take on another week. There is a lot of truth out there, but this church contains the fulness of the gospel as it existed when Christ walked upon the earth. Why would He want us to have anything less than the best? My relationship to God is the most precious thing I possess. I had to search for it, but when I found it my life just got better. Each time I read the Book of Mormon the Holy Ghost testifies the words are true. The special spirit that surrounds that wonderful book is unlike any other. If you are searching for the truth you will find it. I have and I am a better person because of it.

How I live my faith

Growing up I saw many people who acted one way during the week and then another when they attended church. That isn't the way The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints works. I live my religion every day, all day. From praying morning, noon, night, and anytime in between to finding those special moments to teach my children to recognize the Holy Ghost, it is a continuous thing. It's not that I focus every second thinking about Christ, but just trying to live as an example of Christ for myself and those I come in contact with. Living and being like my Savior in all I do is how I live my faith. I'm not perfect at it, no one is, but I try each day to become a little better at being a disciple of Christ and to show my Heavenly Father my gratitude for all He has given me. Struggles are a part of every day life, but by staying close to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, I gain strength every day to make it through.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Kristy
There are many things I see that tell me there is a God, but mainly I know there is a God because of the Holy Ghost and because of the things Heavenly Father has helped me with in my life. I will always look up at the night sky and know there is no way everything I see happened by chance, just as I know I have been led through my life to places I never would have gone had it not been for a loving Heavenly Father who helped me get there. When I follow the prompting of the Holy Ghost and wait for God's timeline everything works out. When I try to do things on my own that is when struggles come in to play. I know God exists because I feel it when I pray, read the scriptures, attend church, play with my children, and listen to the prophet speak. God lives. He is there waiting for all of His children to open the door and let Him in to their lives. All I need to do is pray and I know He is there listening. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Kristy
Here is what the Official Church answer is: The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is one in purpose with the Father and the Son, but is a separate being. Through Joseph Smith, the Lord revealed: The Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us. (D&C 130:22) The special mission of the Holy Ghost is to testify of the Father and the Son, to reveal the truth (Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4,5), to comfort us (John 14:26), and to sanctify us. He is a divine guide and teacher. Here is what I have to add: Without the influence of the Holy Ghost I would not be where I am today. Many times throughout my life the spirit has prompted me through feelings, thoughts, and a direct voice to warn me, to guide me to the right choice, to let me know I am loved and am being watched over. The Holy Ghost just isn't something I feel on Sunday when I go to church. I feel it everyday as I make good choices, as I teach my children, and I go about my daily tasks and duties as a wife and mom. Heavenly Father cares about each aspect of my life and wants me to succeed so having the Holy Ghost as a constant companion is everything to me. Yes, I ultimately make my own choices, but the Holy Ghost is there to guide and direct me as to what Heavenly Father wants for me - and His path is where I know I will find the most happiness and joy. Show more Show less