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Hi I'm Crystle

I'm one of ten girl's. I'm a college student and I'm a nanny. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 24 and one of ten girl's in my family, no boys. In my family we were always taught to be independent and resourceful. Even though the economy is struggling, I am happy! I work full time as a nanny while taking classes online. I live five minutes away from my parents but I'm struggling to live on my own so that I can learn to sacrifice and depend on myself while in a safe environment. I could go home anytime if I needed to, but I won't. Whether in sports, school or work, learning and progression has always been important to me. My desire to learn and progress in spiritual matters didn't develop until I was 19 but when it did, my life changed completely.

Why I am a Mormon

At 19 years old, I finally decided that it was time for me to put aside my stubbornness of heart and figure out what this gospel was all about. Having been unhappy and lost for several years as a teenager, one night I decided to pray for the first time in years. Kneeling alone in my room, I fought to overcome my worry and concern about the process of repentance and difficulty in living the commandments. I discussed my unhappy state with God and told Him that if He would help me to be happy, I would live the gospel. Up to that point and even at that very moment, I wasn't sure if the Church was true but I couldn't deny the joy of those around me who lived the gospel. I had nothing left to do but try. I decided to take a leap with what tiny faith I had at that moment. From that point on, I did everything I needed to in order get on the right track, His track. As I prayed, read my scriptures, attended church and even changed certain aspects of my lifestyle, such as dress and appearance, I felt God's presence in my life begin to grow. I felt the truthfulness of this gospel. It was not a one step process for me, that prayer in my room was simply the first step in a continuous journey. Nor was it a walk in the park, the journey I made was rough and strenuous and at times seemed almost impossible. In reality, I came to find that some of the most difficult trials came as I made this journey. Despite all of this, I found that God truly prepared me for these challenges as I kept my promise to Him and remained steadfast. At the time that i knelt in prayer as a struggling 19 year old, all I wanted was happiness. What I gained in return was peace, joy, love, forgiveness, acceptance, strength, knowledge, confidence, faith and most importantly, a personal relationship with my Heavenly father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Every step of this journey has been worth it. After all, what value does anything really have unless it's worth fighting for?

How I live my faith

I'm part of a tiny Church branch of young, single adults. It's unique in that everyone there is single and under 30 years old. Although i love the social aspect of it, my favorite thing about being a part of this branch is the amount of opportunities I have to serve. Currently, I'm blessed to get to work with the women as a compassionate service leader. In this responsibility, I get to visit and reach out to girls who are sick, struggling, or maybe just need a friend. Because of this assignment I've had the opportunity of getting to know people who I wouldn't have met otherwise and in turn, their influence blesses my life. I've also enjoyed visiting the same few girl's on a monthly basis as a visiting teacher and acquiring and developing a friendship with them. I've come to notice that I'm rarely as satisfied with my life as I am when I'm being used by the Lord to help others.