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Hi I'm Krista

I'm a Mommy to 3 girls. I'm a military wife. I'm an athlete. I love Disneyland. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Mom of three beautiful little girls, and they teach me something new everyday. My husband currently serves active duty in the United States Air Force. I love sports, and grew up playing softball and swimming on a team and lettered in both in High School. I'm studying to be an athletic trainer, and hope that someday I can be on the training team for a University or professional team. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and absolutely love attending His church.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born LDS. Into my mid-teenage years I decided that it would be way more "fun" to be anything but involved in the LDS church. This drew me away from my family, kept me from keeping my baptismal covenants, kept me away from the blessing of His holy temple, brought me more pain and regret that I should have had to stand, and I no longer knew who I was or where I belonged. I stayed this way for nearly 10 years. Not in a very distant past, I finally found where I needed to be. I needed the Lord at my side. I needed wonderful friends to help lift me up. I needed to serve. I needed to accept my place as a Daughter of God. I know now where I belong and who I am. I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father, who loves me, and I love Him. I belong right beside my Savior, and friends and family, who stand up for what's right. Who stand between the evils of the world and the Adversary. This world, every single day, is getting harder and harder to bear. It's becoming more difficult to make the right choice, and I know that I have to be there to teach my children. I have to be there to support my husband, support my family, support my friends, and support any one out there needing a friend to lean on. I am here to lift their burdens. I know without a doubt that this church is true. That Joseph Smith restored Christ's true church. I know that we have revelation today! And I know that we are worthy to have revelation, just as the Prophets of old. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that He lives. I know Heavenly Father loves me. I know that He loves you. I testify of this truth, in Christ's sacred name. Amen.

How I live my faith

I try to serve! Jesus Christ spent his ministry on Earth serving his fellow Man (as in men AND women). I serve with my military spouse group. I visit 3 women from our church every month. Currently I play the piano for church, and for our church choir. I know I'm not perfect, and perfection will not come in this life, but I try to help those who are in need of help. That is the whole point of this Gospel, to lift those who need lifted and to reach the potential that Heavenly Father knows I'm capable of reaching.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Krista
The way I have always seen it is, women have been blessed with spiritual intuition. So, essentially, we don't need the Priesthood to administer. We just do it in different ways than the men in serving our callings, taking care of those who need it. Women lead by example and by callings. We are called to lead alongside our Bishoprics/ Branch Presidencies as Relief Society Presidencies. We lead by being Primary (the children) Presidents, Counselors, teachers, leaders, and leading the Young Women. We support our husband's callings. We are not repressed for being women. In fact we are blessed, and are given special treatment! Show more Show less