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Hi I'm Kris Cherrington

I grew up in North Hollywood California, but I have lived most of my life in Utah. I am thankful that I am a Mormon.

About Me

My husband was a wonderful man and a professor of Accounting and Information Systems. He passed away 8 years ago. I am a mother of six and a grandmother of 21 sweet grandchildren. I taught kindergarten for a couple of years before I had children. I was blessed to be able to stay home and be a mother and homemaker. I enjoy sewing, crocheting and crafts. I love taking care of my grandchildren and having them come over to spend time with grandma, reading stories and playing games together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this is the church that my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ want me to be a member of. This is their church upon the earth. Living the teachings of this Church has helped me to be a better wife, mother and grandmother. It has brought me much happiness and peace. Ten years ago when my husband was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, I had a special experience that helped me know that my Heavenly Father knew me personally and cared about me. I felt heartsick hearing that my husband was going to die, I was physically sick at that time also. I would go to bed at night and sleep for about an hour and then wake up consumed with worry and unable to sleep. This was a hard time for me. One day the thought came to me, "Trust in the Lord", I thought something like, "Wouldn't it be nice if it were just that easy." Over the course of several days that same thought came to me at random times over and over. Finally I thought, "I think someone is trying to tell me something important." I looked up that scripture in Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." I pondered this and realized that I knew that the Lord loved my husband and me, and that what He wanted was what would be best for our family eternally, even if I could not understand how it could be best for us now. I decided that I would trust Him, I knelt down and prayed and told the Lord that I trusted Him and I wanted most whatever was His will. When I stood up from that prayer, my circumstances hadn't changed, but I was changed. I felt the "peace that surpasseth understanding." I knew that my Heavenly Father loved me and I felt His help and comfort through this hard time. I am grateful for all of the experiences in my life that have helped me to have a sure knowledge of, and love for my Savior Jesus Christ and His gospel. I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of my church. I have served throughout the years teaching and working with children, youth and women in many church callings. I have been called to serve as a missionary in the Hawaii, Honolulu Mission. I will be a Cultural Specialist at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I am thrilled for this opportunity to serve at a place that I have loved so much while visiting there. I will serve for one year starting July 29, 2013.