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Hi I'm Christina

I grew up in Nebraska. I did not come from a typical family. I was raised mostly by my maternal grandparents.

About Me

I am a single mother of 4 children ages 4-15. I've been married and divorced twice. I was baptized May 18th 2013. I love to work out and I am working towards getting certified as a personal trainer. I worked in real estate a long time and decided it just was not conducive to a family life style. I love to read and learn & spend time outdoors. I garden in the summer and hope to have chickens by next summer. I also love target shooting and am wanting very much to learn to hunt. I grew up in a ‘believing’ household. My family history has many ministers and protestant missionaries. I was raised mainly by my maternal grandfather who was a chaplain in WWII and came home without his faith intact. So I would say our home believed, even read scripture but did not practice in any traditional fashion. I also grew up with a mentally ill and alcoholic mother and an absentee father. I tell you this only to explain why I left home at age 14. I graduated high school early and was accepted to university. At 22 I had my oldest son. He gave me a reason to want to live right. From age 14 I had done a lot of things and been through a lot of things that you never want your kids to suffer. So because of my oldest son I began to search for God. There are some quotes from a ‘modern poet’ of sorts that I’d like to share with you. ‘I walk with God. I have the scars to prove it.’ I was in a very abusive marriage. Relationship skills were not on my resume.

Why I am a Mormon

So because of my oldest son I began to search for God. I went to a variety of churches, Evangelical Free, Assemblies of God, Covenant, Berean. After growing in my general biblical knowledge for several years God put a question on my heart, or I dared to ask a question, maybe both. My question that I took to spiritual leaders and mentors that I respected at the time was: Where in the Bible does it say that there is no more revelation to mankind? No one could answer my question. I got vague answers like ‘Everything we need is already in the bible’. I would ask where it says that. No one could tell me. But I read in John 15: 26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. I knew what I was being taught was incomplete. It was confirmed in the lack of answers I received. It was confirmed in scripture. I asked God what church I should attend. Interestingly this was about 2004. And also interestingly one by one I started meeting a lot of neat women, who just happened to ALL be LDS, in different facets of my life. Not a single one of them invited me to church, and it’s a good thing. I had been taught all Mormons were crazy cult people. But these women simply were great friends and slowly as I watched them and their families I had the courage to ask questions. Finally 2006 came and I was invited to the Temple open house. I was sure I would find out my friends really were crazy and then maybe I could save them. But that was it, I left the Temple that day knowing I had to learn about the Mormon Church. I know the church is true. I know it saved my life. I know God answers questions and delivers His people. I know Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore His church. I know Thomas Monson is a prophet of God. I know the Holy Spirit still speaks to us today. I say these things in the name of Jesus Chris. Amen

How I live my faith

My 'mission field' 'mission field' to serve veterans. I have now had the blessing of seeing 3 people I know get baptized and confirmed within the last year. None of them did I set out to ‘convert’. I do not see myself as a ‘missionary’. It just felt natural. I want to challenge each one of you to answer 3 questions. Then pray about it. God Will define your mission field. What do you LOVE? What do you hate? What are you passionate about? Erase your idea of what the ‘ideal Mormon’ looks like or sounds like or how they dress etc. 1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. Allow God to bring people into your life. I prayed for God to show me the truth. He did slowly, and he did it through member missionaries. That poem I mentioned earlier goes on to say: Take my name Take my fame Take my shame Take my flaws Take my blame Fill my dirt Conceal my hurt God sends signs sometimes only in glimpses And He gives me direction when I can’t decide He is alive! How can you tell me that He ain’t when I said Jesus Walks, God show me the way so the devil don’t break me down, Jesus walks I finally talk to God! Because His love is so strong. That's Kanye West. EVERYTHING in our media is screaming for the truth. The field is ripe for the harvest.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Christina
No, we worship God. Joseph Smith was a servant of God who obeyed God and reestablished Christ's Church on the Earth today. Show more Show less