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Hi I'm Kristi

I grew up reading Nancy Drew books and wanting to solve mysteries. It's about the same as being a mom! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a new empty nester. I've been married to my husband for 30 years and we have 6 children. I'm so proud of all of them and the efforts they are making to be educated and to be good people too. My husband has his own business and i've been involved in his payroll for years. I volunteer for a literacy program in the area one afternoon a week. I have the opportunity of watching my grandchildren 2 mornings a week while my oldest daughter pursues her master's degree. I love to read and I'm always looking for goodbooks for book club. Lately I've really enjoyed memoirs. My new hobby is knitting. I like to make baby sweaters because I don't have to worry about how they will fit. I have great friends to run with in the early mornings and have done several marathons - the highlight being Boston in 2008. We have been on some cool back packing trips too. This summer we hiked 4 days in the Tetons-the scenary was spectacular and 3 of our kids were able to go with us. I love to travel. One of our most excitng adventures was climbing Mt Kilimanjarro, followed by a safari. What an amazing experience. My husband is a busy guy as well. He owns two business and is very involved in church and Rotary. Next year he will be a District Governor for Rotary and I will be traveling with him all over Idaho. We have met some neat people and been to some fun places through with his various responsiblities.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that the Savior lives and that he made it possible to return to live with my Father in Heaven through his atonement. i think about the things I do and try to change those things in my life that aren't good so that his sacrifice will be effective in my life. My brother in law died a year ago, suddenly, at the age of 39. He left my sister with 5 children to raise. Our family has received so much comfort knowing that their little family will be reunited after this life. I'm thankful that we have been blessed to have a living prophet on the earth. As i've read the Old Testament and studied the prophets there I know that the Lord loves us just as much today as he did then and that I can receive guidance just like they did. I also believe in the power of prayer and the relevancy of scripture. The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and so many of his teachings are available within it's pages. I have read it many times and each time it is reaffirmed to me through feelings of peace and gratitude that it is a true book. It answers many of life's questions. I also receive great comfort knowing that Joseph Smith saw the Savior and Heavenly Father and that the true church has been put back on the earth. The church has given me a foundation on which to anchor my life and to raise my children. We have had our problems and challenges as a family but by following the teachings of the Savior we have been able to find answers and solutions to dealing with these things. I 'm find great happiness in living the gospel.

How I live my faith

I teach the adult Sunday School class. It's been an exciting year as we have been studying the New Testament. I especially enjoy the 4 gospels, reviewing Christ's ministery on the earth. The best classes are when the questions are good and the whole class participates. I also visit 3 ladies that I'm responsibile for. I have developed a great love for them as I have learned about their lives and their challenges. It's great when I have opportunities to do things for them. Working in the church has given me all kinds of experiences. I's weeded on a church farm, workied in the cannery, cleaned the church, tied quilts for the homeless, and made beds in a shelter home. There's always something new to try.