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Hi I'm Christa

I'm a wife and a minivan driving mother of 4 great kids and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived all over the United States. I'm the oldest of five sisters. I have a great husband and four fun kids. After graduating from Brigham Young University, I worked as the Public Relations director at a non-profit organization. It was the perfect job for me. I loved it. But when my child was born, I quit to stay at home. I can't believe it, but my oldest son is now in middle school. Where does the time go? My younger three are in elementary school. My baby girl started kindergarten this year. Besides taking care of my family, I enjoy volunteering time at my kids' schools, at church and as the secretary in my neighborhood's homeowners' association.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but there came a time in my life when I had questions like ... is this really true or am I just going along with what my parent's believe? I think each of us no matter the religion we were raised in hits a point where we need to find out for ourselves what's true, what we really believe. I guess for me those questions started after my family moved from California to Michigan. I had just finished 8th grade. I starting reading The Book of Mormon on my own for the first time and as I finished, I knelt by my bed and prayed to know if what I had been reading over the past months was true. I felt peace and warmth enfold me and I knew the words I had been reading and the teachings I had received throughout my life were true. In high school, I had several opportunities to share with others what I believed. After high school, I attended Ricks College (Brigham Young University - Idaho) and I loved the support of being surrounded by others with similar beliefs and yet I still wanted to share the joy of my beliefs with others. I wanted to be a missionary. I was called to serve in the Santa Rosa, California mission, speaking Spanish. I loved meeting new friends and teaching people about Jesus Christ. My favorite thing was seeing people learn about the gospel and feel the Holy Spirit touch their lives for good. After returning home from my time as a missionary, I continued my education at Brigham Young University. I met my husband there and we started a family and are trying each day to instill good Christian values in each of our four children. I love being a wife and a mother. I love that I can pray when I need help or comfort. I love the guidance I receive from my loving Heavenly Father, His Son - Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I didn't get a very good grade on a test in junior high and I was disappointed and I was worried about what my parents would think. I showed my grade to my Mom and she could tell that I was upset. She asked me if I had done my best. We both knew that I had. She taught me that day that all I can do is my best. That's been my goal ever since -- to be my best. My #1 goal is to be the best mom and wife I can. Now that my kids are all in school, I get to help out at their schools. I also attend the temple once a week with my Mom and younger sister. I love the peace I feel in the temple. It's amazing how I can be so stressed about a variety of things and when I visit the temple, my priorities become clear and I am able to focus on what's most important. Right now I am working with the 12 and 13 year old girls at church. I love it! They are so excited about growing up and they have a great thirst for knowledge. We do a gospel lesson each Sunday and we have an activity together during the week. I also serve as the secretary for our neighborhood's homeowner's association and help out in the summer with cub scout camp.