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Hi I'm Kristy

I am a diving coach in Indiana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother, a diving coach, a sister, a daughter, and a friend. I love sunshine! I like to hike, camp, scuba dive, play golf (even if it doesn't happen often), and sometimes jump off the diving boards. I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but now live in Indiana. I am not much of a cook, but I like to clean my house when I need to ponder things. I write poetry and short stories. I also play trumpet (...shhh! I don't really tell many people that!). I love to sing, but I don't have one of those amazing voices so I just turn up the music loud enough I can't hear myself. I also love to dance.

Why I am a Mormon

I was divorced and quite unhappy. I often cried myself to sleep. One night while lying in bed crying, I decided to pray. For the first time I ever remember, I crawled out of bed and knelt down on my knees. I began to pray from the depths of my heart. I prayed to say i was sorry for giving up on my marriage and ask for forgiveness. I prayed for help to be a little happier. I prayed for a very long time about a new companion. I asked for a man that would walk beside me and share my life with me. I asked for a man who loved Jesus as much as I did. The next morning I felt so good! I went to work where I had a meeting with a new client. I went to meet him and as we shook hands, I felt a current pass between us. I knew he felt it too because he didn't let go of my hand until my secretary kindly cleared her throat. I knew in that moment I was going to marry him and more importantly That God had answered my prayers. We were married 6 months later. He was a Mormon. We agreed to support each other and go to both churches each Sunday. About 3 months after we were married, I decided to read the Book of Mormon. I got a copy from the missionaries without telling my husband. When I read the introduction, I knew I was one of the people this book was written for! I am a Lamanite or in modern day terms, a decendent of the Native Americans. I knew from that moment forward that if this book was true then it all must be true. I still feel that same feeling every time I think about that moment and I know it is true. It has filled every hole of what I knew before I decided to join the Chruch. It has blessed my life in more ways than I can begin to count and even today my prayers are heard and answered.

How I live my faith

I pray a lot. Sometimes i pray while I'm driving or while I'm cleaning my house. I spend every Monday after practice with my family talking about God, His plan for us here, our Savior Jesus Christ, playing games, eating yummy desserts, watching movies, and just hanging out together. I go on dates with my sweet hubby every week...and sometimes more than once a week! Once a month, I go visit a couple of women in the church to check up on them and share a quick spiritual thought with them. I go to church almost every week and I get to teach a Youth Sunday School class! Most importantly, I treat everyone I come into contact with as a brother or a sister because we are all children of God.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Kristy
The church meetings held in the chapels are open to everyone! The Sunday meetings are 3 hours long. I know that seems long, but we have 3 separate services/classes during that time. The first meeting is what we call "Sacrament" meeting. Other churches might call this Communion or even Sunday Services. In this meeting we sing hymns, conduct church business, partake of the "sacrament", hear talks by members who have been asked ahead of time to speak on a specific subject and pray together. The second hour is dedicated to Sunday School. There are several different types of Sunday school classes offered depending on age and/or depth of scripture study desired. The children under 12 years old attend a class called Primary where they can sing songs and have a lesson taught to them on their level. The youth 12-18 years old go to an age appropriate Sunday School class where they can be among their peers and discuss the topics of the class in a a meaningful way to them. The adults have 2 options for Sunday school: Gospel Principles and Gospel Doctrine. Gospel Principles is focused on the basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, like faith. Gospel Doctrine is more focused on an in depth study of the scriptures. The third and final hour is dedicated to gender specific classes called "Priesthood" for the men and "Relief Society" for the women. Both classes are taught the same material, but with a focus on the issues/concerns revolving around a male or female perspective. Show more Show less