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Hi I'm Christi Worsley

...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 53 year old wife and mother among many other things! Bob and I have been married for 34 years this December 2011. We have 6 children...5 girls and 1 boy. By the end of this year we will have a set of twins making 15 grandchildren total. My greatest love is of course my family and my grandchildren are delicious! I love to make all things beautiful! My home and yard are a sanctuary for those I love and so I want it to be a comforting, safe place. I have loved gardening all my life. I think it was passed down to me through my Grandma Jennie. I took the Master Gardening course after years of thinking I knew everything. That ended up not being true. I love the dirt, I love the product of my hard work and I love sharing my roses when they are in full bloom in the spring. My husband and I are over a spanish branch and it has been the sweetest experience for me. They have shown me a new way to love and live. My one disclaimer is...I can't dance like they do! I also serve as an ordinance worker in the Temple and I teach the 16-18 year old girls. I have worked with the young women most of my life! My husband and I are officially empty nesters. We are having a wonderful time enjoying the harvest of our lives together and basically doing what ever we want! It is good to be married to your best friend.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not raised in the Mormon church though I have a rich Mormon ancestry as it turns out. My father struggled with the church but as I always tell people...he loved me more than he disliked the church and gave me the freedom to choose. It was the greatest gift my parents gave me, that agency to choose. Their love and the collected efforts of leaders and teachers in my congregation through out my life brought me to a turning point. I was 16 years old and at girl's camp at Pinetop in Idaho. It was during a testimony meeting that the spirit spoke to my heart with such warmth and I have never looked back. I know that Jesus Christ established the church during His ministry. I know it was taken away because of wickedness which we know historically as the dark ages. Religion went through a reformation until it was time to restore it in its fullness. That God the Father and Jesus Christ spoke to a young boy and slowly prepared the path for a full restoration of His church just makes perfect sense to me. That we have a prophet today that still speaks to us seems, quite frankly, only fair. In all God's creations we are his crowning jewel...his children. I understand that kind of love because I feel it for my children. He wants us to return as eternal families and live with Him someday. I asked that night, sitting on a rock by a camp fire, and received my answer. The beauty of this process is that God wants you to ask Him. If you ask in faith, He will answer just as He answered me. I know that this is God's restored church.

How I live my faith

Total immersion! I often teach the youth... try getting anywhere with one foot in the world and one foot in the gospel. You have to fully commit to living the principles. Both feet in one place or the other. Then go out and serve. I have learned far more from my service than I have given. Most importantly I have tried to love as the Savior loved. We cannot know the hidden sorrows of those around us. My son-in-law once prayed the we might have strength against the day. I have learned that we can rob others of their strength. LIft and encourage and never judge.