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Hi I'm Christie

I'm a Mormon.I grew up in Colorado. I am the oldest child of a single parent. I am a Respiratory Therapist, Mother and wife.

About Me

I went to college right after high school and greaduated 4 years later with an Associates of Science degree. I am a Respiratory Therapist and I love it. It gives me a chance to provide service to others while providing for my family. I had my child at 29 and married his dad at 31. I am in a bi-racial marriage. I have been a single parent and experienced the ups and downs of marriage. I have 3 step-children and know the struggles of a blended family. I find my greatest joy in serving my family and showing them all the love I have for them. I have some quiet hobbies that I enjoy: reading, puzzles, and quilting. I love to be outdoors and fall/winter are my favorite times of the year. I am the oldest child of a single parent. Family is my biggest priority and blessing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. I was taught from birth about the gospel of Christ. As a family we would study the scriptures in the morning before my mom went to work and we went to school. We attended church on Sundays and went to the different activities they sponsored. I had a very happy chilldhood. When I was 18 I left home to attend college and started making choices that went against what I had been taught. Each choice made me feel like I was less of a person. I knew about the Saviors atonement and what it meant, but somehow felt that I was so terrible that it couldn't possibly apply to me and the mistakes that I had made. As the years passed it became easier not to go to church because my own guilt made me feel uncomfortable. I would go occassionaly and sit in the foyer so that I could feel of the peace there when my life would overwhelm me. After about 9 years I bagan to realize how far away I was from the happiness of my youth. I wanted that happiness and peace again. I tried to make changes, but always slid back to old habits. I felt that I was too weak to do this by myself and for myself. I began to pray for help. Shortly thereafter I found out I was pregnant. I was overjoyed! I was told by doctors that I would probably never have children. It was my personal miracle. I decided that maybe I was worth something, if I was going to be trusted with a Child of God to raise. I remembered the story of Hannah and Samuel and how she had promised to raise him up to the Lord if she would just be blessed with a son. I made a promise to the Lord that if I could keep this child that I would raise him up to the Lord also. I finally had the strength to do what I needed to do. I began to go to church again and to make friends. They didn't care about my mistakes, they just loved me. I finally realized the atonement was for me and that he would forgive me but mostly that I needed to forgive myself. I love my Savior and all he has done for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in the day to day choices that I make. I am a Den Leader with the Wolf scouts and I absolutely love working with them. They are lively and enthusiastic and so eager to do what is right. They make life interesting and fun. I belong to a quilting group that makes quilts to doanate to different hospitals to give to children. I try to get to know my neighbors and love them for who they are. I try to be of help to them in any way that I can. I visit a few sisters from church to check on them and see if they have needs that I can help with. Most of my effort goes into my family. I try to set an example for them. I want them to see that I live what I teach them. In my work I am able to be of service to my patients and I love that.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Christie
In the Bible in James 1:5-6 it talks about if someone lacks wisdom let him ask of God which giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not. He tells us right there how to know what is true. If you want to know the truth of something you sincerely pray to our Father in Heaven and ask him if what you are learning is true. You study out those things being taught and give consideration to what you are reading. Listen with your heart for the whisperings of the Holy Ghost whose job it is to witness truth. You may have experienced feelings of peace, hope, comfort, or happiness as you've read or prayed about those things. This is the Holy Gost telling you that these things are true. Show more Show less