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Hi I'm Christina Segovia

I'm a small-town girl from Idaho. I'm a student at Brigham Young University. And I'm a Mormon through and through.

About Me

I'm just a small-town girl from Idaho. I haven't done anything extraordinary, but I certainly haven't sat in the background either. I am studying Humanities at Brigham Young University, and have a passion for reading--especially the classics. I enjoy watching movies, swimming, and music. I care about people, and have a dream to travel the world both learning and helping the different cultures and people. The first step toward that dream is taking place now; I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Korea Busan mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that this church is the one and only true church, and that knowledge is something that I want to share with others. The blessings that I have received from having the knowledge of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and his complete sacrifice for me and my fellow brothers and sisters (that's you) are innumerable! I was raised in the church, so I was blessed enough to always know why I was on this earth, and what the purpose of my life was. There's no better gift. Though I was raised in the church, my father is not a member, which was a challenge both to my mother and to me. I was not able to get baptized at the normal age of 8 because my father felt that I should learn about different religions before I committed to the one. What he didn't realize, and what I didn't know how to explain at the time, is that there is no need to continue searching for the truth when I have already found it! However, I waited and watched, continuing to live the gospel as if I were a baptized member. Finally, when I was age 13, a pair of incredible young missionaries came to our home and confronted my dad. They asked him if I could get baptized on a certain date and to my surprise, my dad said yes! I was so ecstatic. He came to my baptism, and has supported my mother and I in our worship and beliefs. Now that I am serving a mission, I desire more than ever for him to feel the peace and joy that I have felt while living the gospel. Though I am out teaching the Koreans about the gospel, there's also someone still at home that I love more than anything and can't forget to teach.

How I live my faith

I have served in the church in various ways, even as a young adult. I have been in multiple leadership positions which required fellow-shipping others in the group and planning activities for them to enjoy. Now, I am learning the Korean language in order to teach the gospel to those special people in the Korea Busan area. For the next 18 months, my life will be dedicated solely to the Lord and His work.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Christina Segovia
Just like parents give so much to their children without the child even realizing it (food, lodging, schooling, love, etc) our Heavenly Father has given us everything that we have. Everything! And just as we should return the love and help that our parents gave to us, we need to express our appreciation to God for the life that we have. By giving 10% of what we gain to His church, we are showing that we love Him and are thankful for the opportunities he has given us. Though we will never be able to completely pay Him back, it's the action and reason behind the action that the Lord cares about. He wants us to be humble, and serve those around us. Tithing does just that. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Christina Segovia
The authors of the Book of Mormon are some of the greatest men that have ever lived. They are men called of God as prophets and seers. A prophet named Lehi traveled from Jerusalem to the American continent. The Book of Mormon is a continued record of his posterity. It was passed down from each prophet, and contains their history and revelation recieved. The Book of Mormon contains the word of God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Christina Segovia
We do not worship Joseph Smith. Our church respects him, admires him, and has deep gratitude for him. As a prophet of God, he restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith provided the way for thousands of souls to come unto their loving Heavenly Father. It is Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ who we worship, and they chose Joseph Smith as a powerful instrument in bringing the truth back to the earth. Show more Show less