Hi I'm Christina
I was born and raised in New Jersey, a resplendent cultural melting pot. I have a second family among my band mates. I'm a Mormon.
I have a typical life. I've played on school sports teams, I've worked my way up the musicianship ladder, I go to most of my classes and get good grades. I'm currently 19. I've completed my Freshman year of college at BYU Provo as an English major. I am preparing to leave on my mission to Budapest, Hungary and am looking forward to the opportunity of serving those who live there. Although I have yet to live much of my life and learn more about my own religion, I believe that teaching is the best way to learn. (D&C 50:22)
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because I've seen the joy it brings to the lives around me. The people who sacrifice everything for this religion are inspirations to me, and I can only hope to gain the strength of testimony and gospel doctrine that they have. There is a reason for this life, and I found it here in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When my eyes are open to the eternal possibilities, I discover that I am never alone. I don't think I would have the strength to go throughout a cruel life such as this without my Heavenly Father walking beside me, comforting me and encouraging me to take one more step. Growing up in New Jersey with only a single other Mormon in my high school, I have had my own trials in defending my beliefs. Being a Mormon is not the easiest choice, but it is the right one. It is through the trials we have that strength and faith develop. I am a Mormon because it is the truest and best thing I have ever done.
How I live my faith
Lately, I have been called to play the piano in the Primary. Although a very small contribution to the workings of the Church, I have influenced those around me in what I believe is a good way, and my differences have been recognized and appreciated. As a Mormon living in New Jersey, I can share a part of my life that most people don't know much about or don't understand. That is one of the ways I live my faith, by showing my coworkers and friends that someone like me, basically a kid, can believe something so fully that it becomes a way of life. One of my greatest aims in life is to inspire others and help leave a mark on the world. I want to try my hardest to influence those around me for the better. I can't express my desire to help people enough. I recently got my call to Hungary, and I pray constantly in my heart that I can improve in my weak areas so I can be a benefit to those I will be serving.