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Hi I'm Christa

I grew up in Utah. I have served a mission in Taipei, Taiwan, and I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I like game puzzles, and I enjoy math. I like building piece puzzles as well. I also do loom knitting, and I hope to get into making friendship bracelets and the like. After my mission, I hope to get a full time job, and save up for college with my major of Mathematics. I want to be a tutor, because I know how difficult and frustrating they can be. But I've also learned a lot of tips and tricks...mostly from my dad...of how to make it easy. I'm willing to answer any questions people may have about anything. I'm always willing to try new things, and anyway is my way. I don't care what I do as long as I'm doing something. I hate being bored and sitting around and feeling lazy, except when I'm watching a movie, usually not more than one. I enjoy classic Disney movies especially, and I'm also into Harry Potter. I LOVE to read, and I will try any series people recommend. I sometimes enjoy novels. I usually can only focus on one thing at a time, and that is how I solve problems. But recently I've found that is not the best method, but that just taking things slowly and one step at a time. It doesn't mean that they will be solved right away, and that it won't happen again. But I know that it's a learning process, and can be overcome through careful planning. I'm so grateful I made the decision to share what I've learned with those in Taiwan, and learn!

Why I am a Mormon

I continue to follow the Lord, because I want to make my parents happy, and it gives me something to hope for...especially in today's world. It helps me be the person I want to be, and have morals that others approve of. I try to please EVERYONE, but we all know how hard that is. I try to be polite and respectful to others, and if there's a topic they'd rather not discuss, then I'm more than willing to change the subject. And the gospel helps me follow guidelines I probably wouldn't be following without it. That is a question a lot of people have about our church. Why are we so restricted, and what is the purpose? God has a reward for us, and wants us to be happy. In order to receive happiness in this life, he has given us guidance. But He has also given us the gift to choose and decide for ourselves. This is called agency. We choose to be happy, and we choose to follow His guidance. They really are guidelines, and they are guidelines to that happiness. We choose whether we want it or not by choosing to follow them or not. I've seen the safety and peace these things have brought me in my life, and I want others to receive that as well.

How I live my faith

I try to be friendly to everyone, especially those I've met for the first time. I've learned what it's like to really try to make a friend, and share your life with them. I've been called to serve in the Taiwan Taipei Mission, and it has been the best time and experience of my life!!! I know now that everyone is a literal spirit child of God, and I especially enjoy being with young children in the primary (our church organization for kids 3-11 years of age). I can't wait to become a mother, but I'm so excited I have a new baby niece!!! My sister had her in October, and I won't be able to see her until January. But I'm so happy that I have even a small understanding of the importance of family, and how precious and sacred they are to Heavenly Father. I do everything I can to stay worthy to be able to enter the temple, because that is where we can be sealed and live together forever as a family, even after this life. We can also go there to feel God's love for us, and feel the spirit every day. It is such a wonderful feeling to have, and I never want it to go away. It is such a blessing to know how much our Father really cares about us, and to know that we can go to Him for anything. That is one of the things that makes our church different from others, the way we pray. We don't recite a passage, but we speak the feelings of our hearts. We let God know what we are feeling, and it is an opportunity for Him to speak to us and guide us. I now understand the great power of prayer, because I have experienced it. I've never prayed for so many things as much as I have since I've started a mission. I have so many things to be thankful for, and want to help others to have happiness. I'm happy to be doing what I'm doing, and sharing the knowledge I have with others.