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Hi I'm Kris

Hello! I married my high school sweetheart and we've raised 8 children in the church. I was baptized in 1977 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of five children, my parents and siblings are all deceased and none were members of the church. I am now the matriarch of the family. I lived in Indianapolis, on the same street the first half of my life, moving to Southern, Indiana for the last 30 years. My life has revolved around my husband and my eight children. We joined the Church in 1977 and had two sons at the time, We later added two more sons and four daughters. I've served in various callings since joining the church, Ward Librarian, Regional Cannery Operator and Ward Canning Chairman, a Seminary Teacher for nearly 24 years as well as dividing my time between Relief Society (Women's Organization) and Young Women. I was lucky to be a stay at home mom until my youngest started Junior high school. I now work in the elementary school as a cook. I am truly thankful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my life revolves around the blessing of serving others and membership in the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband worked with a Mormon, and began to bring home the various teachings of the Church one principle at a time. Many principles we could relate to, others took some time to accept. My husband's co-worker sent the missionaries to our home. I was not home at the time, but they were able to begin teaching my husband, returning several times before I was home to meet them. I then sat in on the discussions and was ready for baptism before my husband. The missionaries gave me the Book of Mormon to read. Upon completing the book, I took the challenge the missionaries gave me in Moroni and I went to my bedroom and knelt to pray. My reservations about the Church revolved around whether Joseph Smith was really a prophet. After my prayer, I felt the burning in bosom and it was confirmed to me that the Church was true and that Joseph Smith was truly what he professed to be. I know this Chruch is the true Church of Jesus Christ, that Jesus Christ stands at the head of the Church today, I have read the Book of Mormon many times and know the accounts found in them are true and for our benefit today. I know that we have a prophet leading our church today, President Thomas S. Monson and that Joseph Smith is the Prophet whom the Lord used to restore His gospel to the earth.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the Church today. I have had many callings that has allowed me to serve others. I spent nearly 24 years teaching the High School age youth the Scriptures as a Seminary teacher. About half of my church life was spent teaching the Young Women ages 12-18, as President and as a Counselor. The other half of my church life has been in serving the Women in the Church in an organization called Relief Society. For 7 years I served as a Ward Canning Chairman and a Regional Cannery Operator for the Bishop's Storehouse, being involved with food storage and the teaching of others why and what to store. I enjoy being a visiting teaching, visiting sisters in our Church on a monthly basis, getting to know them and becoming friends. I enjoy doing genealogy and learning more about my ancestry. I enjoy reading, cooking, and homemaking arts. I love my family and enjoy spending time with them.