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Hi I'm Crystal

I'm a college graduate. I keep Portland weird. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent college graduate from BYU-Idaho and I studied "human development and family studies". I love where I'm from- home is where the heart is. I love spending time outside doing pretty much anything but I especially love anything involving a board- snowboarding, wake boarding, wake surfing, or long boarding. I grew up playing volleyball and softball. I'm convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- the best decision I've ever made in my life and I'm thankful for it each and everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is real and is heals any broken heart! I belong to His true church and through reading the Book of Mormon I've become closer to my Savior and by abiding by its precepts I live a happy life. The thing that I struggled most with through my conversion process was having faith and realizing that I didn't need to know every little detail but that all I needed was the faith that I was making the correct decision for me and my posterity. Because of the simple fact that I've been baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I will impact the generations that follow me in the most important way, eternally! I started with the amount of faith as small as a mustard seed and that's all I needed because I had a real desire to know that it was true. I moved forward with faith and I received an answer to my prayers. The church is true and I'm happier now than I've ever been in my life. The gospel gives even the most hopeless soul some hope.

How I live my faith

I strive to seek out opportunities to serve and love those whom are placed in my path. I've served as ward missionary (helping to fellowship and teach non-members and less-active members of the church), relief society secretary (helping out with the leadership over a group of women in the church), home evening leader (plans fun and spiritual activities for a group of the young single adults in the church), visiting teacher coordinator (coordinates the visiting teaching- helping women to fellowship and look after other women in the church), the relief society president (a leadership position over a group of women in the church), and I'm currently serving as 2nd counselor in the relief society presidency (planning activities for the women of the church to help us unite and fellowship).