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Hi I'm Christy

I'm a student at BYU-Idaho. I am a musician. I am serving a mission in Brazil. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old and was raised in a large family. I am the second of seven children born to a loving mother and father. I have been blessed with a wonderful life. I am a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho and am majoring in vocal performance. I absolutely love music and singing. I can also play the piano and a little guitar. I hope to one day teach professionally and share that love I have of music with others. I love to see the bright side of things and just enjoy life and all its beauties. I love to see the happiness of others and share in their laughter and smiles. I was raised in the LDS church and growing up I realized that my happiness could always be traced back to the fact that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my whole life. And even though I was born into it, there still comes a time in all of our lives where we have the choice to choose what we want to do with our lives, to choose who we want to become. Growing up in the gospel, I always just relied on my parents and what they believed. They went to church, so obviously I was expected to also. But then there came a time in my life where I needed to know for myself if this was really true...I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. Because if the Book of Mormon was true, that would mean that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God and through the power of God he translated the Book of Mormon and restored the true church to the earth again. And after reading the Book of Mormon, I prayed to know if it was true. And an angel didn't come down to me, I didn't hear a booming voice or have anything extreme exclaiming to me that, "It's true!" But there was this very calm peaceful feeling, and in my mind were the words, "you already know it's true." and I really did. Throughout my life, little by little, I had come to know that the church was true. It doesn't happen the same for everyone, but for me it was a gradual knowledge. And that is how I continue to learn in the church: little by little. All throughout my life I have had the opportunity to hold numerous church leadership positions, which I have learned so much from. The church also has standards that at a very young age I was taught to keep and to live by and still, to this day, live by them. Were it not for the church, the things that I have been taught and the way I was raised, I would be living a completely different life right now. One that I'm sure would not be so filled with happiness. Being a member of the church and living the gospel really has shaped me into who I am today, and that is why I am so eager to share it with others. I want everyone to have this; to have what I am blessed to have.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? That's kind of a tough question to answer...because my who life revolves around my faith. Everything I do is because of my faith. Waking up and starting every morning with a prayer and going throughout the day with the goal to be the best that I can be. To be better than I was yesterday. To try to live the most Christlike life possible...It's not easy and I definitely do not always accomplish my goals. But every time I make a mistake I am able to repent and keep trying. I am able to learn from my mistakes and slowly and gradually become a little better every day. I guess the way that I live my faith is that everyday I try to be the best version of myself that I can be. The version of myself I know that my Heavenly Father wants me to be. In a few weeks, I will be leaving my home and family to go and serve a mission for the church in Brazil. I will be serving for a period of 18 months. During this time, I will be able to love and serve the people there, share with them this gospel that has changed my life, and invite them, also, to come unto Christ. I am so very grateful for all of the blessings that the gospel, and being a member of this church, have brought into my life; one of them being my future husband. We both met in our youth, at a church dance. He is currently serving a mission in the Philippines for two years. Being apart has been one of the hardest things we have ever done. But what we believe and know to be true is so very important and we long to share the reason for our happiness with those who do not know about the gospel and who are searching for the truth. Being apart for two and a half years is a sacrifice, yes, but the joy that comes from helping to bring others unto Christ, to help them understand who they are and why they’re here, to see the joy that then takes place in their own lives when they themselves start to live the gospel…it makes it all so worth it.