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Hi I'm Trista

I am a family gal, a musician, a reader, a chocoholic, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the church in a family of six kids. It was a big family, but I loved it. I still love when we all get together. I was born and raised in Washington state, and still live there now with my husband. We met after I graduated from BYU provo, and he had just gotten back from his mission in Hungary. It was a blind date, and the best date of my life. Things moved quickly after that, and here we are now, just celebrated our three year anniversary. We just had a baby boy. He is four months old now and he is the light of our lives. My husband is finishing his MBA at Western Washington University and I work part-time at an eye clinic. We love our life and the gospel and we couldn't be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I still had to find out for myself if it was true. I really started thinking about the church and it's teachings when I was a teenager because I wanted to be able to say I believed it for me, not because my parents believed it and I grew up with it. Long story short, the more I read and studied and prayed, the more I knew with all my heart it was true. There were some small "aha" moments, and I still have those occasionally because this gospel is about continued revelation. But there was never a big moment where angels came down, or I saw God, or I was struck down. Nothing like that. Just piece by piece, my testimony grew to where now I know without a doubt this is the only true church on the earth today. It gives me direction and peace in my life.

How I live my faith

This is not a "Sunday only" church. We don't go to church on Sunday, then act differently the rest of the week. This gospel is about what we do, but also about who we are. I try to be an example of the Savior every day in all I do. I don't smoke or drink by choice. We also have callings in the church which are not paid for. We want to help each other grow and worship the Lord. Some callings I have had are working with the young women, playing the piano for different meetings, and a little teaching here and there. The callings we are given are inspired from the Lord and are purely voluntary.