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Hi I'm Kirsta

I'm a mother of 3 small children. I love to cook, play, read, and be silly. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mother of 3 small kids. I grew up in California before moving to Utah at age 10. I graduated from college with a BA in English. I spend my days cooking, cleaning, entertaining, reading, singing, playing, running, painting, baking, coloring, loving, and dancing. I teach piano in my "spare time." I dabble in graphic design. I dream of being a librarian someday when my children have grown up and moved away. I like to find creative ways to teach my children. I have a garden that I would like to take better care of. I often stay up later than I should to try and finish reading books while the house is quiet. I'm pretty frugal and try to make something myself before I go out and buy it, but I'm not very skilled so my projects don't always work out how I would want them to.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born to parents who were members of the Church, as a youth I chose for myself to accept the gospel. My testimony grew through going to church with my family, attending seminary, and reading the scriptures. I know those sound like the generic, basic answers, but they are the basic answers for a reason—because they work! I felt Christ's love for me as I did those things, which encouraged me to keep doing them. I made a conscious choice to follow my Savior and keep His commandments. I made a conscious decision to live my life in a way that would be pleasing to Him. And through doing those things I am (slowly) becoming more like Him. I am trying daily to raise my children to know Him, love Him, and serve Him. I live the gospel because it makes me happy, because it brings me peace, because it gives me direction, and because I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I serve in the women's organization in our ward as a secretary. I love getting to know all of my sisters better. Keeping records has forced me to branch out of my comfort zone and learn the names (and the faces that go with them) of the women in the ward, which in turn has helped me to make new friends. I also have a few sisters that I get to visit with each month, which has been a tremendous blessing in my life. We get to have a few precious moments of grown-up conversation, talking about our interests, families, activities, and the gospel. Since I sometimes feel smothered always being at home with my young children, it is wonderful to get out and spend time quality time with other adults. Getting to know the sisters also provides me with opportunities to serve them in various ways from dropping by a loaf of bread, suggesting a good book to read, helping them with yard work, or watching their kids for an afternoon. Visiting with the sisters has taught me how to be a better disciple of Christ, how to be a better member of his Church.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Kirsta
Simply put, Jesus Christ chooses who will be the prophet of his Church. He calls and appoints those who serve Him and lead His church. After a prophet dies, the next in line is the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who is the senior apostle on the earth, the man who has been an apostle longer than anyone else. Show more Show less