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Hi I'm Christine

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am half Japanese and half Causcasian. I am a single mom of an awesome 5 year old boy. My son is half Colombian. I love to dance Bachata, Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue. I am currently a student studying to become a Microbiologist. I love all languages and cultures, they fascinate me!

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that God loves all his people and sheds his light to all nations throughout the ages ie, Buddha, Mohammed, and more. They taught good things like being kind and honest. Eventhough I have always believed in God, I haven't always been good. I hit rock bottom at some point which made me re-evaluate my life. My decision to make a change was from an idea that "people who go to church are good people", and I wanted to be a good person. I learned about Jesus Christ and his role in my life when one day it clicked in my mind and my heart. I became a Christian. Much later on, I read the Book of Mormon. The people in the Book of Mormon are amazing; their faith, their devotion to Christ, and their devotion to the traditions of their fathers. The way that they lived their lives and who they were was real life for real Christians in a different time, place, and culture. The Book of Mormon shows that the teachings in the Bible and of Jesus Christ were not only given to those in Europe and the Middle East but also given to the people in the Americas. Sometimes the people around us are not the best examples, but I know that I can always turn to the scriptures for that good example of how a person should be.The teachings of the Bible and the Book of Mormon are powerful and abiding by these teachings brings me unmatched peace and happiness in my life; a peace and happiness that I didn't know existed, but when I felt it, I was willing to do anything to keep it.

How I live my faith

My faith is who I am and is not a title. I attend church each week and participate in partaking of the sacrament. By this, I am renewing covenants that I made to always remember Jesus Christ so that I may have the holy spirit to abide with me always. Everyday when I wake up, I also wake up the spirit within me by reading some scripture, listening to hymns, and saying my personal prayers. I feel the spirit in the morning so that I may consciously keep it with me through out the day. My faith is private and very individual and I strive to live so that people view me as "Christine" and not a "Mormon." My faith is between me, my savior, and my Heavenly Father meaning that I don't live in such a way to show off or draw attention to myself. I am not "holier than thou", I am not insignificant either, I am just real. I teach my son good principles and morals. I teach him who he is, where he came from, and the purpose of life so that he can use those tools of knowledge in living his own life. I remind him everyday on the walk to school of who he is and to choose the right. On Sunday, I teach the three to four year olds lessons on things like reverence, kindness, and family. I love teaching children, they have so much light! I have the privilege and responsibility to visit two lovely women in the neighborhoond/ward. I go to their house atleast once a month to talk about life and then also share a spiritual thought. Visiting these women gives me the opportunity to serve and be a sister.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

When I look around, all I see is the evidence of God's works. The most wonderous evidence to me is when I look up at the sky and know that we as humans cannot measure the end of space. Energy cannot be created or destroyed in the universe which is evidence to me that there is a divine organizer and that we can be resurrected. It is no mistake or happenstance in my mind that we can think and act for ourselves. We are masters of everything on this earth and our surrounding space; the sciences, resources, animals, etc and I believe God gave us this power, knowledge, and intelligence. Why else would we have this if not to learn to be more like Him? I believe that the power of our feelings like love, compassion, and will power in our lives are too strong to not have a purpose. When tragedies occur like death or natural disasters, we get scared and feel so powerless and insignificant to what is going on around us. The truth is, no matter what happens to us, the people we love, or our surroundings, happenings do not control a person, their will power, or their love. If a person passes away, their influence stays behind with the people they love and I believe that is powerful. Whether people deny the existence of a God or not, no one can deny that there is good and bad in life. Everyone agrees that being kind is nice and that stealing is bad, honesty is ethical and cheating is unethical. What would be the point of all this if not for a greater purpose? Show more Show less