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Hi I'm Krista

I'm a fashion guru. I love my nieces and nephews more than anything. I'm happy with who I am. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up in Utah my whole life (minus a year and a half spent in Oregon) and I'm proud to be a Utah Mormon. I played soccer in high school and was apart of the student council. I am a student at Brigham Young University and it's hard. I've had to work really hard the past couple semesters to get good grades and I currently work for my parents at our dessert shop. I'm working hard to earn enough money to go on a mission. I love playing soccer, quilting with my aunt, shopping for new clothes (especially when I can find a good bargain sale), and watching movies.

Why I am a Mormon

Two of my grandparents (one on each side of the family) were converted to the church and raised my parents in the church, and my parents raised me and my siblings in the church. So from the start I knew what the Church was and I followed the rules the best I could and did what my parents said, but I wasn't truly converted until I was about 14. My parents dragged me and my siblings to a temple open house where we were allowed to walk through the temple. As my other siblings "ooo"ed and "ahh"ed at the beauty of the temple, I felt bored and uncomfortable because I knew the was I was living my life wasn't in accordance with the things my parents had been teaching me since I started to walk. We continued through and we came into the room where brides get ready prior to their wedding ceremony. I felt such incredible peace and comfort inside that room and knew I wanted to be their someday. Unfortunately, if I continued on the path I had chosen for my life, I wouldn't be worthy to enter the temple when I would one day find an incredible man to spend forever with. That was the moment when I knew I wanted to turn my life around. Of course it wasn't easy, but I made the necessary steps to get back to the path where my parents had taught me was the right path. Through this experience, I lost many friends who didn't agree with my new-found faith in the Church, and school was hard and lonely for a long time, but through prayer and personal scripture study, God lifted me up and helped me find new friends and confidence in my decision to change.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? honestly, one day at a time. Of course some days come easier than others, but I really try to read my scriptures daily, pray to God morning and night, try to serve those around me, and just be happy throughout the day. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church) provides its members with happiness, so I think leading a happy and fulfilling life is living my faith.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Krista
I'm currently reading a book written by Brad Wilcox called "The Continuous Atonement". This book has hundreds of reasons why we need a savior, but to simplify why: we all fall short. In Wilcox book he compares the Savior's atonement to buying a bike. Most people believe that we bought the bike, but didn't have quite enough so Christ made up what we couldn't. He continues to say that it is really more like the Savior bought the whole bike, and we are paying for what we can after. The Savior is there to help us right our wrongs, help us feel comfort and happiness, and help us return to God's presence. Sounds pretty good to me. Show more Show less