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Hi I'm Kristine

A lifelong member of the Church, I grew up in southern California and Nevada and currently reside in St. George, Utah.

About Me

I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother who loves to be with people. I enjoy playing sports and watching any of our children participate. Our family enjoys physical activity, especially running, and I've run several marathons and shorter races. I'm not fast, but I've been blessed to finish every race with a smile on my face. I taught secondary school for a few years but now spend much of my time keeping up with adult children, if that's possible, and helping with family businesses. My husband and I are fulfilling one of our most sought-after goals in April when we leave for a full time mission.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents grew up in the Church, as did I. They taught me the principles and ordinances of the gospel from the time I was born, but I felt a great desire to know for myself that all I'd been taught was true. When 16 years old I decided to read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it was a true book and if Joseph Smith was His prophet, called to translate the book and organize His church on the earth. I received a witness through the power of the Holy Ghost, just as everyone is promised who sincerely seeks to know. After finding out for myself, I felt a desire to live the principles of the gospel and set about to do so. My life didn't follow the script I'd written for myself, but my testimony of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith's prophetic calling never waivered. I eventually served a full-time mission in Georgia which only served to reinforce everything I'd been taught, and as I watched others change their lives and join the Church, my testimony grew exponentially. I'm grateful to my loving Heavenly Father for each of the challenges I've been called on to face, but I'm even more grateful that He's given me the tools to work through those challenges and align my life more closely to His vision for me. My family and their determination to do good and to be good is inspirational. Together we're trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and be worthy to be called his disciples.

How I live my faith

I love people and the Church has given me plentiful opportunities to be with and serve others. I've worked with every age group as a teacher and leader and recognize that my lfie has been blessed through those I've met and grown to love. Teaching adults is thrilling and challenging, but teaching teenagers is my favorite. They're experiencing so many things for the first time, facing new experiences, exploring their feelings, building relationships, which makes each time we get together a vibrant and rewarding opportunity. I love music and often play the piano or organ to accompany the congregation or individual performers. I love the quote, "God gave us music so that we may pray without words." It seems so easy to feel the Holy Ghost and experience a little piece of heaven when participating in beautiful, uplifting music.

What is being a Mormon like?

Kristine
Being a Mormon is a process of learning, growing, trying, failing, repenting, serving, and doing all we can to serve our Heavenly Father and keep His commandments. As a Mormon, I know who I am, my purpose in life, and what my Heavenly Father expects from me and my family, and it's within our families that we are more likely to learn the principles and qualities required to live with our Heavenly Father again. Show more Show less