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Hi I'm Christine Wirthlin

I'm half Japanese, a 2nd grade teacher, Zumba lover, country music listener, avid reader, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the church. I am half Japanese; my mother is a 3rd generation Japanese-American. Both my parents served LDS missions in Japan. I was born and spent most of my childhood back East, but have called Utah home since I was 12. I come from a wonderful pioneer heritage. My dad's family comes from many different European countries, but largely from Switzerland. My dad's family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints many generations ago while still in Europe and then made the long journey to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. My mother's parents grew up in Hawaii. My grandma joined the Church after meeting LDS missionaries when she was 14 in 1949. My grandpa joined the Church after meeting my grandma and learning about the Church from her. I am very proud of my family heritage and the unshakable faith they have shared with me.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised a Mormon, I have had to find my own way and decide for myself whether or not I believed the teachings of Jesus Christ. Through fervent prayer and various personal, spiritual experiences, the Holy Ghost has confirmed to me that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. The Holy Ghost has impressed upon my heart the truth that Jesus Christ lived and died for my sins so that I may return to my Heavenly Father after my life here on Earth; through Christ's Atonement I can be forgiven of my sins and live again; the Bible and Book of Mormon are road maps that help me as I navigate through this life. I am a Mormon because this church that I am a part of brings peace, love, and hope to my life. Life is hard. But through living righteously and following God's commandments, He has promised us eternal life. These truths help me get through the tough things in life. I promise anyone, that if they will learn of this Gospel and "come unto Christ" they will find deeper happiness and blessings placed upon them that they never before imagined. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I actively attend a singles ward. A singles ward is different than a family ward in that the congregation is made up only of single, unmarried members between the ages of 18 and 31. It is so great to go to church with so many faithful members that are my age and in similar situations as me. We are able to socialize, learn, and grow together in the Gospel as young single adults. I have made so many wonderful friends that I have met in my singles ward. I am blessed by their examples and friendship towards me.