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Hi I'm Krista.

I'm an artist, a mother of four children, some with special needs. The teachings of Jesus Christ bring me hope. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an artist, a mother, and a wife. My daughter was diagnosed with Autism when she was 8 years old, and my life has been a roller coaster ever since. Autism is hard, hard for the entire family, but especially for the sufferer. Our family has had to make many sacrifices and lifestyle changes over the years to cope and to stay together. Making art has been one of my solaces throughout the drama of it all. I am thankful for the talents I have been given that help me to be resourceful in taking care of my family. We have good days and bad days, but through it all, we try to have fun, and since we know our family can be together forever, all the trials are worth it.

Why I am a Mormon

When you are hurting, you can either curse God, and go your own way, or you can look to Him and live. When my daughter was diagnosed with Autism, I though it was end of everything I had hoped for. I was utterly devastated. The doctors told me that there was no cure, and to have a nice day. This was an unacceptable outcome for me. On one particularly terrible day, I prayed, and explained to Heavenly Father that no one on earth knew how to help my daughter with autism, but I knew that He did. I asked Him to guide me and help me know what to do. That very day I found some resources to carry on, in a quietly miraculous way. Over the years, He has led me by the hand to doctors, teachers, and friends who could help us. I have received personal revelations of a very specific nature that have seen me through some terrible situations. Today, my daughter is 18. She is happier, has a job, and is working toward going to college in the spring. My faith in Jesus Christ is the only thing that kept me going and still keeps me going. I know where the Living Water is, and where I can turn for peace. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been my strength. Through the teachings of the gospel, I have learned how to listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost, and it has made all the difference in my life. I know that God lives, I know He loves me. I know he has a plan for each one of us. Even my daughter- especially my daughter.

How I live my faith

Since the Lord has been so good to me, it seems like the least I can do is to try to serve others in anyway I can. Over the years I have worked with the youth in my ward, teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. I especially like working with the elementary school age children, where I am currently serving. Their bright little spirits are so hungry for the truth, and it humbles me to watch them soak up the gospel with absolute faith. I try to follow their example in my life as I strive to walk by faith every day. Going to church each week gives me a spiritual boost that lasts me all week long. I love to take the sacrament and think of my Savior and what he has done for me. Saying my prayers and reading the Book of Mormon strengthens my resolve, and helps me to know the will of my Heavenly Father so I can repent. I am grateful for the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints n my life.