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Hi I'm Christie

I'm a Mormon. As amazing as that sounds, I am a mormon! A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Miraculous!

About Me

I was a military brat growing up. My family and I moved around quite a bit, including an eight and a half year stint in Europe which was really cool. Religion was not a topic for discussion growing up. Through our travels I have met many people. Some of them Mormons. I was oblivious to some extent about the way people felt about individuals who were Mormon. Those that I had met were always kind and sweet. They had an assurance about them that I could not understand, but only admire. All my life I had felt something was missing. Now I am complete. I am a mother of three miraculous children. My husband had testicular cancer when he was 23, so we were told there would be no children for us. I am happy to say that they were wrong! Our oldest is 11, then 7, and 4. We are kind of old parents, but thrilled none the less. I love to do anything craft related and I am a full time college student.

Why I am a Mormon

The first time I went to church it felt like coming home. There really is no other way to explain it. The first discussions we heard during sacrament was by a gorgeous 16 year old girl that looks like a famous actress talking about Chastity and how she was proud to be chaste. I was floored. It was a little uncomfortable to have such a topic open for discussion, but all I could think was that I wanted my daughter to be strong enough to say that and to mean it. Growing up as I did, I was often made to feel ashamed for being chaste. Like it was a weakness rather than a strength. Anyway, I was hooked! We started taking the lessons and had the two most amazing missionaries. They made the best team. Passionate about sharing the gospel. I prayed about the book of Mormon and knew that it was true. I want to live a better life. I want my children to live a better life, with purpose and kindness. I want the plan of salvation for myself and my children that is promised to us if we fulfill our covenants with the Lord. It is not always easy, but it is worth it! I know that it is true!

How I live my faith

I teach the women of the church every second Sunday. This has helped me grow and learn more about the Church, the Book of Mormon, and about charity to others. I have always been active in the community, with Relay 4 Life, Parent Club, and Cub Scouts to name a few. I have found that many of the principles of the church are also found in doing the same types of service. We take care of each other when there is a need. It is genuine and heartfelt. The other families that I have met have inspired me to do better and stay strong.