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Hi I'm Kristina Pickett

I'm a graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology, a wife, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently finishing my graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from BYU. I graduated from Utah State University (GO AGGIES!) with my undergraduate degree in communicative disorders, and love working with people of all ages. I love my career choice, and couldn't be happier with where I am in life. I was married June 22, 2012 in the Logan LDS Temple for time and all eternity. I love my husband more than anything, and am grateful every moment that our love doesn't have to end here. My husband is a student at the University of Utah in Civil Engineering, but will be transferring shortly to USU. Some day, I'd like to own a dog, raise a few kids, make a difference in my community, travel the world, and eat the very best pizza the world has to offer. I love my life, the decisions I've made to get to where I am, and the people who have helped me get here.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon, but that is not why I choose to continue in this church. I do this because I have learned first hand that the only way to feel true happiness is by following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I know that when we do as he has asked, we will feel peace in our lives- and that is an emotion that can not be felt any other way. I can think back to multiple times in my life where I was not living the way that God has asked us to live. I wasn't necessarily doing anything horribly wrong, I just was putting myself first instead of putting God first in my life. The irony is that it was at these times that I felt the most empty. I felt like I had no real purpose, and was making no real difference in my life or the lives of those around me. On the other hand, when I focus on God and put his teachings first in my life, I feel full of peace, joy, understanding, and fulfillment. I've said it before, but the only way we can feel true joy is through following the teachings of Jesus, and those true, complete teachings are found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When we truly live as members of this church, we are a good people in every sense of the word, and I deeply believe that.

How I live my faith

I'd hope that I can say I live my faith by doing what Christ would do if he were here in simple, everyday actions. But lets face, I'm not quite there yet. I'll keep working on it though. I've spent the last three summers working as a youth camp counselor for a program called Especially for Youth. Here, I've been able to teach youth ages 14-18 about the church. Its been amazing to see the change that comes in their lives as hey learn to live the way God intends, and the change that has come in mine as they have taught me how to be understanding and faithful. I've learned first hand that the only way true happiness can be found is through living the commandments God has given. I believe that with all my heart. I've also worked as a humanitarian volunteer in Guatemala for a summer helping to improve poverty. It was a life changing experience, and one I plan to repeat multiple times with my family as I grow older. I currently serve with my husband teaching 5-6 year old primary children on Sundays about Jesus and his teachings. We love seeing the children with their unwavering faith. Its been a true blessing to work with God's children and teach them.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kristina Pickett
We are all children of God, no matter what religion, race, gender, or belief. As such, we are to love, help, serve, and support all of gods children all over the world. The church is designed to give money, materials, and service to 167 countries across the globe, regardless if they are members of our church or not. Show more Show less