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Hi I'm Kristi

I'm a wife and a mother of four. I'm a loyal school volunteer, a seamstress, a beginner triathlete and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small Utah town in a family of eight. My greatest memories revolve around time spent at home with my family. I attended university for a few years before volunteering to serve as a missionary for my church. I was assigned to learn American Sign Language and serve in deaf communities to help teach others about what Latter Day Saints believe. This was the beginning of a lifetime love of American Sign Language and a great interest in those who use it. After my missionary service ended I worked for a few years as an interpreter. I have been happily married for 18 years and I love my "stay at home mom" life. I'm so lucky to have four great children and a wonderful husband. I love to cheer them all on at their different employment, academic, athletic and artistic pursuits. When not being the family cheerleader or chauffeur, I enjoy reading, playing the piano or sewing (I'm a currently a novice kilt maker). I'm even a beginner triathlete!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a Mormon family and learned about the gospel teachings from my childhood, I chose on my own to continue to live my childhood beliefs. The gospel teaches me such fundamental things--that I am truly a daughter of God, that He has a plan for me, and that He takes an active interest in my choices and happiness. The teachings that families were meant to last forever gives me such peace and comfort as I consider my mother who died years ago, and as I think of my husband and children whom I never want to be without. I know that my Heavenly Father not only knows me, but He also loves me very much.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving children. I am very involved in volunteering at school, in Cub Scouting, and in Boy Scouts of America. There are many opportunities to lighten someone's load--helping them in their homes or by listening to them. I find such satisfaction in knowing I have helped to make someone's day a little better, feeling like that in some small way I have followed the Jesus Christ's example of kindness and love. After all, as is written in the Book of Mormon, when we are in the service of our fellow beings we are only in the service of our God.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Missionaries teach about Jesus Christ--the Savior. Central to the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that through his great Atonement, all people can have the chance to return to Heavenly Father. The missionaries teach how this is done. You may listen simply for curiosity's sake, or you can dig deeper. Missionaries educate and invite people to learn more or act on the things they are teaching. It's up to you to decide how much you want to learn and how far you want to run with it. Show more Show less