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Hi I'm Christine

I am an adult convert to the church. I am a wife and mother of four in my wonderful blended family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Massachusetts girl living Nevada! My family means the world to me. I met and married my wonderful husband 11 years ago just a year after joining the church in sunny Las Vegas. We have four teenage children in our little blended family and our oldest son is currently serving a mission. I am a teacher and enjoy reading (probably too much) and cooking. I am team mom for just about every team our kids are involved in and love spending time with them as they enjoy their activities. My husband and I would love to travel more and hope to be able to when the kids are grown and the money tree we planted produces fruit! I am involved in my community and have served on several boards in our city. Because I am an east coast girl at heart I miss big trees and of course the ocean. My mother died just a few years ago from complications with Alzheimer's disease (miss her every day) so I am trying to keep my mind and body active. I would like to say I enjoy working out, but really it is more of a good habit than a hobby. I play tennis for fun. My girlfriends are an important part of my life. I love talking and listening- just solving the world's problems with my girls! I keep a blog for my family and for my son who is serving a mission for our church. I always enjoy a good movie, either with my friends or my family, and who doesn't like to eat out on Friday nights?

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by loving Catholic parents in a town on the South Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. My brothers and I all attended Catholic school but fell into varying states of apathy during our teenage years. After completing college I moved to Sin City- Las Vegas, Nevada to begin my teaching career. During my first years of teaching I was married and had two children. I immensely enjoyed friendships with many 'Mormon girls' who were teaching at my school and was fascinated by their lifestyle. I was invited by them to attend several activities and enjoyed their company but was not interested in having religion in my life. Years later I found myself a single mother as a consequence of divorce, raising two children on my own. I was still teaching and living in Southern Nevada, and because there were many members of the church in my community I had developed a deep respect and love for my LDS (Mormon) friends. I was now teaching in my neighborhood school. Many of my students were the children of my LDS friends and I realized that I wanted my own to children to be raised with the values and interests of these LDS children. I decided to become involved with the church much like one might become involved with a club. After some time and teaching I realized I needed to know if the church was true. I did what all investigators do and I prayed about it. The confirmation of the truth came to me slowly yet steadily as a pondered and prayed. I was baptized along with my son (my daughter was too young) and have found through obedience to the teachings of the church my testimony of the truthfulness of the restored gospel grows. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church. I implore you to find the missionaries and let them teach you.

How I live my faith

I am currently working with the girls in our ward (similar to a Catholic parish) ages 12-18. Specifically, I work with the girls 16-18. I have spent much of my time in the church working with the youth or teenagers. I have a good rapport with them and really enjoy this assignment (calling). I have also served as a Sunday School teacher for the adults, an early morning seminary (religion class teacher) for seniors in high school, as a counselor/leader in the organization for the small children in our ward, and as a counselor/leader in our stake's (larger than a parish, but smaller than a diocese) women's organization. All of these callings have greatly blessed my life. Serving others is something I enjoy doing. I hope my faith is evident in my interactions with all I encounter. I try to be a true representative of the Lord Jesus Christ. At home my family prays together and we each pray on our own. We earnestly try to read our scriptures but sometimes we fall short. That is okay! We are working on doing better and know that we will improve. We try hard to make our home a respite from the world where our friends and family can come to feel loved and accepted.