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Hi I'm Christina Hernandez

I'm a daughter, sister, and aunt. I'm from Arkansas. Currently I'm serving a mission in Alabama. I love the arts and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently 22. School and education has and still is SO important to me. I am one of seven. I love being a part of a big, crazy, and sometimes out of control family! My family consists of 6 girls and 1 boy –you betcha he has the BEST sisters ever. Since I joined Christ’s true church, my love and adoration for my family has sky-rocketed. I yearn for their happiness and to be apart of their achievements—and also to be there to support them in times of woe. I am beyond blessed to have the opportunity to be an older sister; it has brought responsibility into my life—it has shown me just how strong family relationships can be. I enjoy being an aunt to my adorably spunky four year niece: she holds my heart. Through helping to raise and care for her, I have seen a glimpse of the joy that comes from children: I know that being a mother will be the most fulfilling and inspiring role for me. I love theatre, writing, reading, dancing, and singing—though the latter two are not my biggest strengths. I also have discovered I love being outside, being a goof, while ‘trying’ to play games and sports. I am all about being funny and bringing smiles to another's face. I find that if we are not having fun, smiling, and laughing….then we are doing it wrong! ALSO...life is best when eating. ;) I have been blessed to learn and feel of God’s love for me. He knows me better than I know myself. I am a daughter of God and I truly know that ALL things are made possible through him!!

Why I am a Mormon

I have only been a member since January 2012. I am extremely blessed to have been given a Book of Mormon from one of my good friends. I always felt there was something huge missing from my life and I never was completely happy. I went to church once in November and then in December. I felt at home and a warmth that was definitely absent from my life previously. The sister missionaries reached out to me to schedule a lesson. I finally gave in to their outstretched hand. When we actually sat down and scheduled our first lesson I told them that I was going to read the Book of Mormon in a week. I embarked on doing so. I found that I was able to read anywhere from 80 to 100 pages a day. I could not stop reading it. I was blessed to finish it up on Christmas. I know that I was aided in reading it. I know that it is true. I have conquered many trials and tribulations and expect to go through more in my life; I do not expect my life to be easy just because I am Mormon, but I do expect to now have my Lord with me every step of the way—so long as I live worthily and call upon him. When I am having a hard day or going through a trying time I turn to the gospel and get on my knees in prayer—and just like that, “I am encircled about eternally in the arms of His love” (2 Nephi 1:15). I know that this life is not it. I know that Jesus Christ, our Savior, gave his life for us to be able to return to live with our Heavenly Father. I love being Mormon and wouldn’t change it for the world!

How I live my faith

I love my young single adult branch. They are my family. Each day I start out with prayer and scripture study. I can get lost in reading the standard works. I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I am constantly on the road to conversion, which is a process. I have such a strong testimony of the truth of this church, of the Book of Mormon, of our current living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and of Joseph Smith being a prophet who received revelations from our God. I try my best to reach out to people who seem lonely and need a smile in their life. I just feel like that this happiness I have in my life because of accepting these truths should be in everyone’s souls! This is the desire that has sparked my journey to serving a full time mission. I started my paperwork back in late November and mid January of 2013 I received my call. I know that my call was revelation received by the apostles from God; He truly knows that the people of the Alabama Birmingham Mission need me and I need to find them! I am putting God first in my life and I know that this will bring about ultimate happiness. I live my life to be worthy to be able to attend the Temple, and to one day in the future be able to have that Temple wedding. The day I received my endowment was so spiritual and another day I will always cherish. I know that my life will always revolve around my faith and being Mormon because without it, I would not be able to call it living!