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Hi I'm Kristin

I was raised in No.Las Vegas, NV. I now live in Oregon. I serve as a temple worker in the Portland, Oregon Temple. I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born and raised in the church. I have two sons, a daughter and one step son. I have 12 grandchildren, 6 girls & 6 boys. In July, 2011 I became a gr-grandmother to a sweet little boy named, Seeley Michael. My most favorite hobby is my family. I enjoy crocheting, reading, scrap-booking, and sewing for my grandchildren. My wonderful husband and I serve as temple workers in the Portland, Oregon Temple. This is our way of escaping from the world one day a week. I am a retired RN, but keep my license active so I can be the Stake camp nurse. I do work part time doing assessments and delegations for a home care agency. My husband is my love and my life; he retired from our local school district. He put in 22 years as a head custodian. Now he works at home repairing washers and dryers. His hobby is Nissan/Dutsan pickups. Anyone who runs the circle tracks in Central Oregon comes to him for parts.

Why I am a Mormon

I can't remember a time in my life time that I didn't know that the church is true. I truly believe that I was born with my testimony. I have always attempted to be a missionary to anyone who would listen to me, especially when they would ask about what I believe and why I live the way I do. Because of things that have happened in my life I have learned that we as members are truly human and go to church because that is where I know where my Heavenly Father expects me to be. At times in my life I haven't always lived gospel principles, but because of my children, I always went to church with them. At those times in my life it was very difficult for me to attend church; but through a very wise and loving bishop I always made my back to living the principles of the gospel the way I knew I should. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father, and a brother, even Jesus Christ who atoned for all the wild and crazy things I have done in my life. I know through his atonement and my hard work I can live again with the Father and my family once more. I know that the gospel was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and that we have a living Prophet today, even Thomas S. Monson. How grateful I am for the knowledge of the gospel I have and for the honor and privilege of not only being born into the church, but for being born in the covenant of my parents.

How I live my faith

I teach the Sunbeams, they are 3. Nothing brings me greater joy and a stronger testimony than to be with my Sunbeams. We have so much fun in our class. I enjoy seeing their little testimonies develop and enjoy watching their young parents teaching them as well. The things they teach me only strengthens my testimony. You can see in their countenance how fresh they have come from our Heavenly Father & Mother. They seem to know that all I teach them about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ & the Holy Ghost is true; and that truly warms my heart. I have the most awesome visiting teaching companion. She keeps me on the ball and we always get our visiting teaching now no later than the middle of the month. I love her to pieces, we have become close friends. The sisters on our route are awesome also, and bring us great joy. As I've said before my hubby and I are temple workers. I was a temple worker long before my hubby did. The day he retired is the day I submitted his name; to this day he does not know this. I have to tell this funny on him. He always wore a full beard, and was told by the Temple Pres. he would have to shave it off. This was very difficult for him to do, as I had never seen him without a beard. I informed him that it wouldn't hurt him to save off his beard if he was going to serve Heavenly Father. He thought this over looked at the Temple Pres. and asked "This calling is just for a year?" He was told yes, but he could work in the temple as long as he wanted to. That was 5 years ago, that's what working in the temple does to a person. You can never get enough of the temple. We work on the Thurs. mid. shift 12-5pm and we travel 2 1/2 hrs to the temple. In the winter its 3hrs as we go over Mt Hood to get to Portland. The people on our shift have become another family to us. When we aren't there we are missed, by them. When we are asked how we are we truly know they want to know. Everyone who has a recommend should be attending the temple!

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Being a temple worker, and having ancestors that have not had the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ or be baptized it is so important that they have the opportunity to have that blessing. Working in the temple I have had many spiritual experiences that have validated that the person who the work was done for by proxy was glad to have that work done. You can feel their spirit there with you and you know how happy they are to finally have their work done. Show more Show less