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Hi I'm Krista

I was raised in Clovis, CA by a single father. I'm a wife and mother of 4 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the 5th out of 7 children. I was lucky enough to have been raised by a wonderful single father. Now I am VERY happily married and a mother of 4 children. When I go through those tough moments we all go through here and there...I think of my father and wonder how he did it! My father has the opportunity to sacrifice more for me and my siblings then most parents will ever be required to. He is a true example of faith and endurance to me. I am so lucky to have been born into the family I was born into...and to have been blessed with such an amazing father!!! I've been married for almost 15 years. 1 1/2 year after we were married our first son was born. 7 years after that our 4th child was welcomed into our family. We now have 2 sons and 2 daughters.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to have born into the church. My parents were both converts. My parents divorced when I was young and my father had the daunting task to raise 7 children. One night in particular I will never forget. An older brother was caught with a cigarette. That night my dad was talking with this brother in the Living Room. Neither my brother or my father knew I was down the hall listening to them talk. My brother was telling my father that he didn't believe the church was true and that he didn't want to go to church anymore. My father (in a pleading heartfelt way) was asking my brother if he has read the scriptures and if he ever prayed. My father was begging him to find out for himself if the church was true before he rejected the gospel. I was 11 yrs old when this conversation took place. I was young but very aware of the different paths I could choose to take in life. At that moment I remember thinking "If this Church isn't true, I don't want to obey The Commandments. Why should I if it's not really true. If it is true, I don't want to be accountable for breaking the Commandments. " So that night I decided to find out for myself. I started to read the Book of Mormon on my own and praying. As I did so, I could feel God's love. I could feel that he knew me and was pleased with my decision to come to him for answers. I've been reading the scriptures almost every day since I was 11. So, yes I was born into the Church...but that in itself is NOT why I am Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I know the Church is true! I have never been a blind follower. I'm so thankful that our Father in Heaven doesn't want us to be. He invites us to come to him and find out for ourselves. To any that read this I say...don't take my word for it..go to the true source! If you do, with real intent to follow Christ, you will feel God's love for YOU. It's amazing how much happier and more peaceful life is when you know YOU have a LOVING Father in Heaven that KNOWS YOU.

How I live my faith

I just do my very best to live as Christ did. "He went about doing good..." I try to go about my life doing good. As I do so, I feel his love more powerfully. I don't just feel his love for me, but I also feel his love for others.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Krista
For me the Atonement is the ultimate expression of love. In my heart, I know that Christ was motivated by his love for EACH of us to volunteer for and fulfill his role as our Savior. The same love that our Heavenly Father feels for us allowed his Son to make such a sacrifice. When ever I am tempted to feel unimportant or insignificant I remember what Christ chose to suffer for ME...specifically for me. When I take the atonement PERSONALLY I know that I am very significant and important and loved by my Savior. I don't pretend to really understand how the atonement took place exactly or how it works. What I do know in my heart is WHY it took place and that it DOES work! I've been through many hard times in my life. As I have reached out for help, understanding or extra strength...I have felt as though Christ was holding my hand through my trials..never leaving me alone. When I make a mistake and I do what I can to correct that mistake and ask for forgiveness in prayer, I have always received it. Show more Show less