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Hi I'm Christina

I'm an artist, wife, and mother-of-two. I love yoga, travel and living a healthy lifestyle. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was adopted through the church by loving parents as a baby. I have two sisters and a brother who are much younger. My husband is my best friend. I have known him since I was born, but we fell in love when we were both given the responsibility of being the representatives of the young single adults in our congregation, or ward, when we were that age. We joke that Heavenly Father played match-maker because we hadn't really talked much up until that time. We have two kids that bring tremendous joy to our lives. I love savouring those sweet moments we spend together as a family. I love travelling to new places and experiencing different cultures. My love for travel is coupled with my love for art; both my appreciation for it, and my passion for creating it. I love living a healthy lifestyle -- I do a lot of yoga, and like to cook and eat wholesome, fresh foods.

Why I am a Mormon

To me, the Gospel of Jesus Christ just makes sense. I was born into the church, but as I have grown up, I recognize, and feel strongly that, its set of moral standards is a really smart way to live your life. The teachings of Christ, of ancient and modern-day prophets contained in the scriptures are meant for everyone as guidance to live a happy and fulfilling life. I love that the Gospel is full of simple truths. I am a Mormon because I know God and Jesus Christ live. It makes sense that, just as Christ lead his Church followed by twelve apostles when he was on the earth, we have modern-day prophets and apostles. I know that the true Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored by the prophet Joseph Smith. I have read the Book of Mormon and believe it really is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know Jesus died for our sins so that we can live with God again. I know the work that happens in temples is important - it helps connect families to their ancestors and gives everyone the equal opportunity to accept Christ's Gospel. It makes sense that families can be together for not just this life, but in the next life, too. The Lord has blessed me constantly in my life. I know the Lord has a plan for each of us. I am who I am because of my faith in Him and His Gospel. It helps me be a better person.

How I live my faith

When I was first married, I worked with the children of our congregation. I taught the eleven and twelve year old girls, then I became the children's music leader. For the past four years I have worked with the young women in the church's youth program. Up until recently, I worked with them in guiding them in completing a goal-setting program set up though the Church to encourage the girls to gain a greater testimony of Jesus Christ, his Gospel, and to prepare them for the temple. Now, I teach the 16-18 year old girls each Sunday, some of which I previously taught as eleven and twelve year olds (they can't seem to escape me :) ). I love working with these girls. I recognize the importance of being a good example to them, and love their good examples. I have a great time teaching them -- it's rewarding, and spiritually strengthening. I try to live my faith in my day-to-day life. I believe it's important to be kind to everyone, and enjoy helping those around me. I live my faith a lot through teaching my children good principles - teaching them to be good, kind, honest, prayerful, and thankful.