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Hi I'm Chrysta

I'm from Oregon. I'm a freshman in college. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I went to high school in a small city. I was very involved in EVERYTHING. I was a co-President of my NHS club, I was on dance team/cheerleading, studio dance, FFA, 4-H, prom committee, jazz choir, jazz band, marching band, concert band, Youth in Government, AP classes, Distinguished Young Women, and early morning seminary. I'm in college now, and I'm hoping to study Mechanical Engineering. I hope some day that I can raise my kids while being the neighborhood 'Car Doc". For now, I'm just trying to pass my classes!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church, so I don't really know if there was a specific turning point for me. It's just always made sense. Going to church makes me happy, so I go. The scriptures answer my questions, so I read them. Praying to my Heavenly Father makes me feel loved, so I pray to Him. I'm Mormon because when I think about the life I have now, and the life I can have for eternity, it gives me true joy. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a piece of cake. But when we live it correctly, it sure tastes like one! I know that my family can be together FOREVER through going to the temple and being sealed together. I can't imagine a single day without anyone in my family. I know that without the blessings of the Temple and the Gospel, it wouldn't be possible for my family to be together in the eternities. If that was the only blessing I could receive through the Gospel, that would be enough for me. But it's not the only thing. The gospel provides so much happiness and so many answers that it makes life a lot easier than it could be, and I am so grateful for that.

How I live my faith

In college, especially as a freshman, church responsibilities are training us for how life will be when we're older and have families. I do my visiting teaching, to start the habit. Sometimes there are things I can do for the girls I teach, but mostly it's just to make sure they have a friend they can always talk to about school and boys. I also teach the girls in my ward once a month. At first it was scary, but I know that as long as I prepare a lesson with the help of the Spirit, I can say something that will allow the other girls to learn something. Since we're all living away from home for the first time, we have groups for Family Home Evening (FHE). It's only once a week (Monday evenings), but sometimes it's the best part of the week. Again, it might mostly be to get us into the habit of having FHE, but I love it. My family is so fun and supportive, and we can learn a lot from each other. They are all such examples to me of how I want my future family to spend time together someday.