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Hi I'm Kristi

I sing jazz music. I speak English and Spanish. I have three children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Even though I was born in the province I now reside in, I have lived in two other provinces on either side of Canada. I come from a family of nine children. We are very close. I went to college and took Jazz Studies, majoring in Vocal Performance. Those four years really taught me about the fundamentals of music and increased my confidence. After receiving my diploma, I served an LDS mission in Guatemala City, and though I had 12 years of French under my belt, picked up the Spanish language fairly quickly. When I returned in 2006, I decided to move out on my own and pursue my music in a new city. That led me to work at a local electronics store for two years. I met my husband in 2008, and we were married in August 2009. When my son was born the following year, we decided I would work as a homemaker while he worked full time in sales. A sister arrived in the spring of 2012 and our third child, a girl, came in September 2014. While I am busy at home, I still find time to do what I love, which is basic gardening, cooking/baking, playing piano, singing, writing in my journal (a habit I've kept since I was 7 years old) and reading. I enjoy playing sports, and in high school I qualified for the Provincial Cross Country Championships so this year I'm training to run a marathon. I like how I am and love to learn new things. I am learning how to sew, as my crafting skills only include cross stitch. I also love to travel and learn of other cultures when I have the chance.

Why I am a Mormon

My dad joined the church before he married my mom, who was a member all her life. All of us children have been brought up in the church. I got baptized on my 8th birthday and still remember it to this day. I knew at that age that I could choose to belong to any religion I wanted to, and the LDS church felt comfortable to me. When I was a teenager I had several doubts and questions, and I would look in books and ask adults what they thought. But I had to find out for myself if it was true. Through reading the scriptures, and finding simple answers to what I pondered most, I realized that the gospel makes logic sense! Everything falls into place, and though not everything can be proven, I wouldn't want to be in a religion that has that, because there would be no faith, and I think that as humans we need to believe in things we cannot see. I also prayed for an answer, and there have been times when I can't describe the voice that I've felt, or the emotion that is beyond physical that affirm what I knew was true. That is how I know. As I served a mission I shared this with others, and found many felt happy around those who were truthful. "By their fruits ye shall know them." Even today I ask questions and seek answers, and it always comes back to the faith that I have that everything is part of a plan, and I am a daughter of God, and I have a purpose here on Earth.

How I live my faith

I was always around other people growing up, and my mom loved directing choirs. I was always a part of those, whether it be singing, or accompanying. I also began to play the organ at the young age of 16, but still have lots to learn in that regard. I have been a leader for my peers in my ward at that age, and when I got older I helped others find their ancestors online. I have taught children gospel music ages 18 months to 12 years, and as an adult taught that same age group gospel lessons. I worked for four summers at a youth camp teaching teens aged 14-18 about the Gospel, and interacted with them as they studied, played, and socialized with hundreds of others their age. A few years ago I was the President of the Young Women Organization in the ward. We met weekly to do fun activities or edify one another in gospel related mutual nights. We also went on a camp that we planned, and strengthen each other on Sundays. Today I oversee all people in the ward that have music callings and I offer assistance if needed. I choose which hymns are sung for the meetings, and organize musical numbers or choir numbers that can be prepared to edify the messages given.