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Hi I'm Kris

I'm a Mormon. I was born and raised in the Mormon religion. I was born in Shreveport Louisiana.

About Me

I am a Mom of three beautiful children. I have a 19 year old son who is currently serving a mission in the Everett Washington area. I have a 12 year old daughter and a 11 year old son. I love to camp, atv, sew, woodcrafting and I have a passion for cooking. Growing up in the Southern states I learned to cook with all your heart and soul! For my family the kitchen and family room were the heart of our home. My parents did not allow us to hibernate in our rooms but rather encouraged us to always be apart of the big family picture. I have many fond memories of my childhood but one of my favorites are the family trips we took across country each year to hear either April or October conference in Salt Lake City. I won't say that for my parents these trips were not stressful but I can say that my fondest childhood memories always include my family. My parents had a testimony of the family unit and the importance of that unit. We always ate dinner together, something I am striving for in my own hectic family life. My parents taught me much about being a parent myself but one of the greatest lessons I learned from both my Mom and Dad is simply, When you leave this life all you will have is your family by your side, When you reach through the veil you will have your family who have passed on waiting for you. The moral of that story, always put your family first, they are your eternal family!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Mormon religion and born under the covenant. Meaning I was ceiled to both my parents for time and all eternity. I grew up going to primary, young womens and then Relief Society. I went through all the motions of being a good Mormon. When I was 16 years old I was struggling with my feelings and I had a true desire to know if all the things I had been taught throughout my life were true. I had a youth advisor encourage me to receive my patriarichal blessing (a blessing received from one who is called to be a patriarch holding the Priesthood). I arrived to receive my blessing from a our stake patriarch (I had never met him before). I went to my blessing fasting and in prayer. The blessing started and one of the first things that was said to me was....The Lord is pleased that you are seeking to know if all you have been taught is true. I was astounded, I knew from that moment forward that my Heavenly Father was aware of me, who knows me, he heard the desires of my heart and soul, I was not insignificant, I was his daughter and he loved me. I continued to read the Book of Mormon, and as I read the words of the stories and history of time past became real to me and I knew that they were true. I am proud to be a Mormon, I am grateful for a Father in Heaven who knows me and is aware of me. I am grateful for a Heavenly Father who has provided a way for all of us to return home. I am grateful for a older brother namely Jesus Christ who made the ulimate sacrifice in his mortal life so that we all can live again. I am so grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am a counselor in Relief Society which is an organization that serves the women in our Ward. My job is to be aware of the needs of our sisters. We provide service where needed, food when needed, compassion and friendship always and oversee all the needs of families within our ward boundries. It may seem like a massive responsibility but in fact service is a way of living and a way of life if you choose. I absolutely love my calling in our ward, I love getting to know every sister in our ward, sharing in all her hardships, accomplishments, joys and sadness. I treasure the moments I have with our sisters and hope that they know we pray for them and their families every day. To be invited into the lives of your neighbors and friends is priceless and I treasure every invitation. I love the example that thru my calling in church I am setting for my own daugther and my boys. It is never a burden to give of yourself and your means, it is a blessing. Because of the wonderful calling I have I try to involve my children (with discreation) so that their lives are as blessed as mine but more importantly they learn how to serve their fellow man. Christ said that when you are in the service of your fellow man you are in the service of God.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Kris
I currently have a son on a mission right now serving in the Everett Washington mission. Missionary's proselyte so that they can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ one household at a time. I know that before we came to this mortal life we knew each other well. I know that many of us have questions to be answered and there will come a time when a missionary might knock on your door and you will ask yourself "How do I know this young man or woman"? This young man or woman may have promised to seek you out and find you, give you the message you so long for and plant a seed in your heart to seek for yourself if what they are teaching is true. My Mom and Father were married in the 50's. My parents first child was born with multiple medical issues and died when he was only 6 months old. My Mom being a good southern baptist turned to her Pastor for comfort, she wanted to know where her baby's soul was. She was told that because he was never "Saved" his soul was damned and he would spend eternity in hell. My Mom knew this to be untrue and prayed for answers to her prayers. The prayer was not answered immediately but soon there after a pair of young Mormon Missionaries who were Proselyting knocked on her door. My Mom invited them in and her first question after telling her story was Do you know where my son is? Her prayers were answered, she was actually given answers that her learned pastor could not give. You ask why Proseltye, Go ye therefore and teach all nations. Show more Show less