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Hi I'm Kristie

I'm a Mormon. I am a wife, mother of 7, grandmother of 30, g-grandmother of 2. I live on small farm. I love family history work.

About Me

I grew up in a small rural town in New Mexico. I was nine years old when my parents moved us to another state so that my father could find work. Our church didn't have a congregation in the places we lived. I missed attending church every week. Eventually my family moved to Alaska where my dad was able to work full time. Somehow our church found out we were there and visited us and invited to take us children to the children's class on Wednesday. What a wonderful place to be tutored in the gospel, with leaders and teachers from every corner of the world. I attended college at BYU in Provo, Utah. I met my husband and married after my freshman year. My husband and I returned to Alaska and lived and worked there for several years. We moved up and down the west coast with several jaunts to Missouri before settling down in Idaho. We settled in a small community and have a few head of cows as well as an orchard. I do the books for our small construction company which has allowed me to be at home while we raised our children. I count that as a blessing. This has also allowed me the time to do family history research and to be involved in my community. I have served in the church wherever the Lord has called me to serve. It has made all the difference in my life to be of service to others.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young girl my parents moved our family from my home town. Some of the places we lived didn't have a branch of the church that we could attend. After settling in Alaska and becoming involved in the church again, I found the peace and comfort that comes from being among people who believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ. I was about 14 years old when I wanted to know for myself if the gospel was true. I followed the example of a young Joseph Smith and asked my Heavenly Father if the gospel as I knew it was true. I received conformation that it was. Later in my adult life I came to know of the tender mercies of a loving Heavenly Father. I had struggled with wanting to settle down and not have to move again. My husband and I were looking at property to build a home and it wasn't working out. In my despair I prayed that the Lord would take those feelings from me if it wasn't time for us to build there. I can tell you He answered my plea. I have continued to serve in any capacity the Lord has asked me to serve in and my testimony of Jesus Christ has been strengthened as I strive to be obedient in living the commandments He has set forth. I know that there are prophets and apostles governing His church on the earth today. I know that a loving Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ have made it possible for us to return to live with them again by providing sealing ordinances for our families to be sealed together for time and eternity. His love is boundless and He know who I am and what my needs are. He knows how to succor me in my times of need and I am grateful the for Atonement of the Savior in my life. He made it a reality that as I come to know Him and emulate Him, I will one day see Him as He is for I will be like Him.

How I live my faith

My Father in Heaven has asked me to do some difficult things. The things he has asked me do to have kept me out of my comfort zone. He has asked me to be a leader of children, young women and women. He has asked me to lead a choir, sing songs in public, talk in public, play the organ and organize a camp for young women. These are areas where I would rather be in the audience basking in the spirit of the meeting. I know that I shouldn't say no to these requests, yet I have felt so inadequate. I have learned over the years that as I trust in His wisdom, I will learn and grow and eventually become who He knows I can become. If I were to continue to lean on my own understanding, I would direct my own path and thereby bury the one coin He gave to me. I work with the young women in our church right now. I serve as a secretary and am helping the young women to come to know that they are daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves them. They, like me, have a mission to perform here on earth. I strive to live so that I will be able to know what my mission on earth is and how I can best serve those around me to also have faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ has asked us to serve one another. That is how He knows that we are His disciples. It is in meeting the needs of others that we come to know who He is. I am grateful that He has asked me to help Him with the work in His kingdom. I am indeed a blessed person to know my Savior Jesus Christ.