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Hi I'm Crystal

I grew up in the Northern United States. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost, I am a daughter to parents who have helped me to make good choices. Second, I am a sister to siblings who support me in everything. Third, I am an Aunt to some very special nieces and nephews. Finally, I am a friend. These important relationships have been developed as I have spent time with them. Some of the activities we enjoy are hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, singing, other music, snowball fights, and sports of all kinds. And of course popcorn and movies. Having earned a bachelor's degree and now living and working in a town farther away from any of my family members and some of my friends, I am thankful for the help that comes from my friendship with each of them. While I go about my own activities, I always smile when I think of them and when we can spend time together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the witness of the Holy Spirit as I have searched to know that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are true. When I have questions and prayerfully turn to the scriptures and the words of the living prophet and apostles, I receive answers. These answers come as peace to my mind and heart. I recognize them as truth and find joy in them. When I follow the counsel given in the scriptures and by the living prophet and apostles, I am blessed with the things that I need. I know that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God. I know that He lives. The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of Him and of the fulness of His gospel as restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know the words of the living prophet and apostles are also true. I find joy in living the gospel and know that families can be togeher eternally if they follow the gospel of Jesus Christ as He restored it in these times.

How I live my faith

I accept assignments and participate when there are opportunities to help others. I have been able to help in community service projects on my own and in those organized through my local church unit. I am assigned to visit others in my ward and help when help is needed. It is a privilege to be able to be there as a support and friend. I am currently assigned to serve on an Institute of Religion Council, play the piano as an accompaniest for hymns sung in a weekly Sunday meeting, and teach Sunday School two or three times each month. These assignments have been additional opportunities to learn how to serve as Jesus taught during his time on earth. I have been better able recognize the Lord's hand in my life as I prepare to teach from the scriptures. I have learned about Him and what He expects of me. I feel a greater desire to strive to be more like Him. I feel more of His love for me and for others. My faith in Him has increased. I know I am doing as He would do as I serve those around me, whether in my family, at work, in the community, or at church.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I know that a husband and wife can be together forever. Mormons believe that families can be together after this life. Even though I am not yet married, I find great hope in the knowledge that I can be with my siblings and parents after this life. I have great confidence in the Lord's power to bind families together for eternity (Matthew 16:19). I know that He has authorized again in our day those who can perform this ordinance. Show more Show less