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Hi I'm Christy

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Ohio . I joined the Church at age 21 and haven't l looked back. I am a non-practicing CNM midwife.

About Me

I am a woman, a daughter of God, just like you. I am a certified nurse-midwife, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sufferer of fibromyalgia, an actress at heart, a good friend, and a good listener. I love to read!! I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I live in Ohio with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up staunchly Catholic. I went to Catholic elementary school, all girls Catholic high school. I was happy with my religion. My parents brought me up with high standards and morals. When I married for the first time, my husband wasn't sour on all religions, but really couldn't stand Catholicism. We started going to other churches, trying to find one in which we both felt comfortable. My good friend and neighbor asked me to go to a program at her church. Eventually, we accepted to have the missionaries come teach us. The doctrines they explained just felt like "home". They would say, "Can you accept this?" and I would say "yes". I especially loved the doctrine of the plan of salvation--that we lived before we came here, came for testing, and where we would go after death. Previously, the concept of eternity scared me to death! I pictured playing harps forever...and ever..and ever...and never getting to stop. It scared me. The gospel felt like something I had always known, but somehow forgot.

How I live my faith

I have served in the childrens', youth, womens', and Sunday school areas in the Church. Currently, I am a ward (congregation) missionary. That means that I help the full-time missionaries, go to visit people with them and by myself. I am always ready to talk about faith, repentance, Baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I teach in Sunday School in the class for people looking into the church and new members. I also am a visiting teacher, which means that I visit the four women assigned to me and my partner every month, if possible. I report needs and try to fill them as possible, asking for help from the ward if the service is too much for us alone. Currently, I visit a 72 year old women who just had a stroke, a 31 year old women struggling with alcoholism, a 30ish woman with 5 children who is having marriage problems, and a 40ish single woman who is doing great. Visiting teaching makes friends of women who I might never have really known otherwise. Service is a key doctrine for me. As I look at how Christ lived His life, I see the example that *I* need to set to my family and others. Service to others brings joy. That's it in a nutshell. It isn't always or even usually convenient, but when I take the time to serve others, I feel the Holy Ghost confirm to me that I am doing the right thing.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Christy
If someone was doing things in my name: Taking money out of my checking account, disciplining my children, buying things, saying, "Christy wants you to do this or that, I would want to know that they had the right to do it. No one has the right to do something in MY name unless I give them the permission to do so. Likewise, to baptize someone in Jesus' name requires that He authorize the person to do it. He has a certain way that baptism should be done and it requires an authorized by Him person to do it. The priesthood of God has been restored, and He expects that all baptisms be approved and performed by those who hold the authority to do it. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Christy
One of the things that made so much sense to me when I was checking out the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is this. God cared enough about his children to give them prophets in the past to help guide them to Him. Did he stop caring about the children now? Where were His prophets now? Surely the world wasn't so good that they didn't need further guidance. I found that there were prophets and God DID still care about us. When I think of the words they say, they DO guide me back to Him. Show more Show less