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Hi I'm Kristin

I'm short, I'm spunky, I love photography, I speak Portugese, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 23 years old and working on finishing up my degree. I study photography and design, I love to capture and create simple things. As I look at the world I around me, I am reminded how much God loves us. I mean, this world is amazing! I'm a wee lass, always have been on the short end of the jokes; secretly I look forward to hearing a REAL good short joke. I come from a big family, I can't imagine life without all my brothers and sisters and nieces and nephew. I love art, going to museums, traveling, trying new foods, meeting new people. My family has traveled a little with the military; with that experience I fell in love with Italy. I served as a full-time missionary in Cuiaba Brasil, and have recently returned. There will always be a tender place in my heart reserved for the people of Brasil. Vida e' maravilhosa, entao, fica feliz, fica com sorriso sempre!

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ is so perfect. If we study the teachings of our Savior, we will know how to get through this life. Life is wonderful, but certainly not without its challenges. The enemy has a great grasp on the world as he tries to deter us from our journey home to Father. There are so many voices telling us what to do, that it is hard sometimes to determine what is right. Through the teachings of the gospel, I know what I can do to avoid the pains that come from misjudgement; but most importantly, I know how to find the way out from those pitfalls. One thing that I love about this church, is that it is centered on Christ; it is His. Here I've been taught to seek for myself, what I believe. I had to ask for myself if this church was true, just as we should of all things. And our Father gave us the Holy Spirit to testify of truth. And this is how I know that this is the path I should continue. I can't give these feelings to anyone else, but I know if a seeker is sincere, they will know for themselves. Eu amo O Pai, por tudo que ele me da nessa vida; Ele monstra pra a gente a verdade, somente se nos pedimos com coracao sincero. Cristo e' nosso Salvador. Ele e' o caminho.

How I live my faith

There is a scripture in John 15 that says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Our Savior did just that for me; and I know that I am forever in debit to him. But this is what gave me cause to put aside my life for a little while to serve as a missionary for the Church. I felt the power of the atonement in my life, and I wanted others to find that too. I think the best way I live my faith is by following what the spirit directs me. I've learned that it is through the simple things that we honor our God. Love Him, love others. Keep his commandments. I know happiness comes through that, and I sure love being happy. Men are that they might have joy! I seek to follow the savior and find opportunities to serve others, making friendships, helping someone. That is what matters.