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Hi I'm Christina

I'm an adoption social worker, a fulltime mom of three and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am driven by social justice and improving the lives of all citizens in our global community. I have gone on humanitarian aid missions to Cuba, Haiti and Mexico and worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer. I studied at USC and acquired my master's degree in Social Work and now work fulltime in the child welfare system in LA. I may not be the "typical" Mormon. I am an Independent voter and I listen to NPR, but I love my faith in Christ and I have a strong testimony of how much our Father in Heaven loves us and is always there for us if we would only trust Him. I have three children and a huge extended family. My house is busy and crazy at times but it is also filled with happiness and love.

Why I am a Mormon

Like I said, I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I didn't grow up in a religious home, in fact, my parents still don't have a strong desire for faith or religion. I was encouraged to believe whatever I wanted too, as long as I was a good person. That said, I didn't have the best of role models and definitely made some poor choices over the years that brought me pain and sorrow. However, it was during one of the most tumultuous times in my life, when I met my future husband. We were high school sweethearts and guess what...he was "Mormon," whatever that was?! As a fifteen year old girl, I didn't know much about the Mormon church, but I did know that I liked the boy from my freshman algebra class and I would figure out what he believed later. Well, fast forward twelve years and my husband and I had just had out first daughter. I was aching to know, with certainty, what life was about. I had dabbled with other evangelical Christian religions in college; however, I never really felt that I had the answers I needed and I never felt the Spirit as strongly and truly as I did when I was at the LDS church. It took some time, but after making the decision to be baptized, I found my true path and our Father in Heaven has blessed me in ways I never imagined or deserved. Now, I guide our children and support my husband (He is not an active member). My faith in Christ has brought further understanding of life truths, personal insight and peace, and it has truly changed my life for the better.

How I live my faith

I am a convert to the LDS Church and although I had been "investigating" since I was fifteen years old, I was only baptized and became a member three years ago. This has been, hands down, the best decision of my life. It hasn't always been easy and I have faced some persecution from family and friends but I know this is Truth. I live my faith through reading my scriptures, praying to God, and attending church on Sundays. I am also a teacher in ours women's meetings where I get to give lessons based on what our Prophet and church leaders have recently shared with the church. This "calling" has really grown me as a person and it has deepened my testimony of the church. However, the two most important ways I live my faith are by 1) loving my husband and teaching my children to love, and 2) by treating my fellow human beings with love, respect and compassion. Everything else falls in to place after that.