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Hi I'm Krysta

I'm a sophomore in college. I hope to become a social worker. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended 3 semesters at a University in Utah and enjoyed every minute of it. I am currently serving an 18 month church mission in Canada speaking Spanish and French. After my mission I plan to return to receive my masters in social work. I love any type of dance, country swing is my current favorite. My Father is from Mexico and my Mother is from the United States. Even though my mother is from the US she speaks fluent spanish and loves the Mexican culture so I have grown up with many of my father's traditions. There are 8 children in our family of which I am the only daughter. I love the outdoors especially the mountains. During the summers I spend as much time as possible hiking in the wasatch mountains near my home.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are converts to the church and their faith has always been a great example for me. I am very blessed to have grown up with the gospel in my life but there were moments in my life when I had to decide for myself if I believed the things I was being taught. I studied the scriptures, attended church, and prayed a whole lot to gain a knowledge for myself. Luckily I realized that the church is the one steady and sure thing that brings me closer to true happiness. It's incredible to me that as I exercised my faith things that I only believed as a child have come to be things I know to be true. I know God lives and he loves us. I know he answers prayers and he has a plan for each of his children. I know that this is God's church and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I've grown up in the church so I've had many opportunities to get involved. As a youth I attended all of the awesome activities, like girls camp and our weekly youth nights. I participated a lot in leadership roles, helping to plan activities and dances. When I graduated I worked with the children in our neighborhood, especially the girls ages 8-10 which was one of my favorite church callings. I have recently decided to serve an 18 month church mission and I have been called to Montreal Canada. The decision to leave my family, friends, school and everything else for a while, took a lot of prayer and faith. In the end I couldn't think of anything I'd rather do right now than share the gospel with others.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

There is life after Death. This life is just part of our existence. Our spirits lived before they came to this earth and they will live after. Our spirits will go to the spirit world where we can be with our family and loved ones. In the spirit world one can continue to progress as they continue to learn. Eventually our spirits and our bodies will be reunited again forever, this is the Resurrection. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

The family is the most essenital unit in all of society. The family unit is central to God's plan for each of his children.Within a family there is an incredible amount of learning and teaching that happens between all of the family members. Children are taught by parents, parents are taught by children and siblings learn and grow together as well. A fundamental role of the family is the support that it can provide to each member. When family members are respectful and attentive to each other's needs, relationships are formed that are lasting, and fulfilling. Every family has their flaws and need improvement but each family has value in the sight of God. Each individual person in a family can have a tremendous influence either negatively or positively. When love, forgiveness and humility are demonstrated one can feel at peace knowing that they are doing their part to strengthen and support those within their own sacred family unit. Show more Show less