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Hi I'm Kristi

I'm from Upstate NY. I love adventure, cooking, service, & being around those I love. I attend BYU and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Upstate New York. I had parents who were converts to the LDS faith, and so I grew up with the Gospel. I have 6 sisters and a twin brother, though I was born a triplet. I love to cook with the music blaring in the back. I love baking. Hiking, playing sports, ice skating, and doing adventurous things are just a few of the things I really enjoy. One of my most favorite things is to serve others, it gives me a joy and love for them as I get to know and help them. Just bring a smile to their face and letting people know they are cared about is an amazing opportunity and can really help you learn and become more aware of others needs. I love my family and I enjoy visiting and spending time with them. I have played the flute since fifth grade, taught myself some piano, and am teaching myself guitar. I love to sing. I have have had the wonderful opportunity to attend Brigham Young University and will be graduating soon with my degree in Communication Disorders. Attending college and being on my own has helped me to learn and explore many things and I have been able to find many things I enjoy because of this experience. College for me has been an incredible life changing experience.

Why I am a Mormon

I moved on a whim to Utah for college. My sister was visiting us in NY and watched me as I struggled with my decision to attend college there. In short, she decided I was going to come and live with her in Utah. No, I did not start at BYU. I struggled with my activity within the church. I had not a surety within my heart of the Gospel, nor did I try to learn or was I open as I was growing up. I didn't attend many of our church meetings and I refused to participate in many of the activities. After moving I remember my sister and brother-in-law sitting me down and explaining they would like me to attend....I was not happy to be forced and not long after they sat me down and gave me the opportunity to choose. Something in the next few weeks changed. I felt oddly prompted to read my scriptures, particularly, the Book of Mormon. I also began to attend on my own will. In the mean time, I went a semester at UVU and then took a year off. After that time and being an active member for a year, I knew it was time to go back and was prompted to attend BYU. I always said I would never attend BYU. I applied and was terrified because I knew I hadn't the experience in the Chruch that everyone else did. Upon my acceptance I moved closer to BYU. Today, I have had the incredible privilege to learn about the gospel, serve in callings within the Church that allow me to care for those around me and help bring together the members to learn, grow, and love the Gospel. I have been blessed to received a recommend to attend the temple and now attend every Tuesday. I pray, read my scriptures, and am constantly surrounded by many individuals who can help me with my struggles and questions. Everyday I think back to my life before and then to now and I can see and feel the immense blessings living the gospel has given me. It is I know with all of my heart that living in faith, reading the scriptures, serving in callings within the Church, and sincere prayer are keys to living my Faith.

How I live my faith

Each day I pray and read my scriptures. I have made friends I will have forever in my Ward. Weekly we dress in our Sunday best and use our temple recommends to attend the temple and perform temple work. I take religion classes at BYU and attend Institute on Tuesday nights( Gospel classes). I have had the opportunity to serve in many callings within my church. I have had the chance to teach, plan activities that bring the members together and form friendships and forge a stronger testimony of the Gospel.