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Hi I'm Kristina

I am a daughter,sister,wife and mother. I grew up in Washington State, served a mission in Italy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of a 3 yr. old. After 6 yr. in the military, my husband has returned to futher his education. We have had many trials of living the military life, but I am blessed to be a homemaker. I have started Joy School for our son and I volunteer on Wednesday to make bread for the college kids on campus. I love to decorate! Making things from scratch is so fun! My mother and I have recently taken up canning. I have found that I love to can. Preserving something for the future with working for it now, has given me something to look forward to. I am far from the perfect wife and mother, but I sure do try. I love my family. My world revolves around them. I find the joy and sometimes the challenge, when I see my 3 yr old learn something new. I'm looking forward to serving a mission again with my husband, to share more of that joy. I love to teach! I teach piano and love music. I love seeing the joy on the children's face when they get a concept! I love the simple things in life, a sunrise, sunset, the smell of rain, the smile of a stranger. I love to read!! I love a good book. Give me a good book in my hand, a blanket, maybe a small chocolate snack, and I am one happy person. (Oh yes, and an afternoon to enjoy them.) I love to watch football with my family. As I write this, a game is on! Life is good. I love going to church feeling welcomed and seeing a friendly face that knows and loves me in return. I love to learn of my Savior, to feel His love and see it all around me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel. However, I still had to have my own conversion. I was 14 yrs. old and we had our own "wildreness conference". We were told to pray in our own little area, to ask if the church was true and to have a conversation with the Lord. My answer was so powerful, and sincere, that to this day I will never forget the overwhelming feelings of love, acceptance, importance and strength. In the answer to that prayer, I knew that I was known by a loving Father in Heaven and that he really does hear and answer prayers. From that time, I have continued to see His hand in my life, guiding and directing me. I have come to know the love of my Savior Jesus Christ and of His sacrifice for me. Becasue of this experience, I served a mission to Italy and have been able to continue to share that same love with those there. I have a deep love for the Book of Mormon. I love the words and teachings contained in that book. I know it is true. Through the Book of Mormon and the New Testament, I have a better love and feel I know my Savior more intimately. He is my Friend, my Redeemer, my Brother, and my Savior. I am so grateful for all that He has done for me. Through trials and tribulations, I have grown closer to my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I know there is hope, forgiveness, kindness, and never ending love within the gospel. I am a Mormon because it brings me hope, joy, peace, and allows me to build my faith. I am grateful for a living prophet who guides and directs us today. To know we are not forgotten about, we have been given heavenly guidance through apostles and prophets. I am grateful for the eternal family. I know I can be with them forever. I am a Mormon and am grateful for the guidance I'm given daily.

How I live my faith

Just as anyone else, I am human and am not perfect. I try my hardest to live my llife the best that I know how. I pray with my family daily, read my scriptures, hold family nights and volunteer the best I know how. My calling or assisngment for church is I am the compassionate service leader. This means that if there is a need in the ward or community, I am the one who organizes it. I try to involve as many as we can. The other calling that my husband and I share is we volunteer at the Prison in our local community. We get to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to these wonderful children of His. What a blessing that is. Everyday I am reminded of how much our Heavenly Father is aware of each of us and that He truly does love each and everyone of us, regardless of where or what we have done in our lives. Living my faith means everyday, I try to be more like my Savior in word and deed. To me this means treating others with kindness. I try to see others the way our Father sees us; as His children. In my imperfections, I still have to work at being my best. I try to help my neighbors and to be an example of Jesus Christ. I also get to visit some sisters in our area. In this way, if there is a need, I am able to help in any way that I can. I live my faith day to day, and love the simple joy and peace that come from knowing I am trying everyday to be like Jesus Christ.