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Hi I'm Kristy

I'm a teacher, a mentor, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I am a Mormon.

About Me

LIfe is pretty good isn't it? I feel very blessed to live the life I do. I am part of a wonderful family, have many caring friends and have a job I love. I love to spend time with my friends, and one of my favourite things to do is take my dog on long winter walks across a frozen lake or through the trails at my local conservation area. I love to read, watch old tv shows on netflix, plan my next trip, and play on my ipad. At school I teach graphic design and one of the things I love doing is creating personal memory books for and about the people in my family.

Why I am a Mormon

How do you condense your beliefs into just a few words? I was very fortunate to be raised in a loving Christian home, with a faithful grandmother who ensured I went to church. I went to Christian summer camp, went to Youth group and was confirmed at the age of 14. But, I knew that there was something vastly different between what I personally believed and what my church taught. I knew that the Trinity was an incorrect doctrine. I knew that God had a body. I also knew that Jesus Christ was my big brother and I knew that I was supposed to belong to the church that made those great TV commercials. But I had no idea where to find that particular church. It certainly wasn't in my small Ontario town. Every time I encountered a Mormon I was intrigued but too shy to ask many questions. The ladies wrapping Christmas presents in the mall, my dorm neighbour, my teacher's college classmate, they were few but they made an impression on me. Eventually the missionaries found me and gave me the Book of Mormon. I didn't read it. I did include it as one of the few things I took with me when I emigrated to South America but I still didn't read it. I left it in the school library when my job contract was over and I was to return to Canada. Strangely enough I felt really weird without that book. I'd carted it to another country and now I didn't have it. As I was settling into my Canadian apartment I spotted three young men in suits knocking on doors up my street. I got excited. Maybe they'd knock on my door. I rushed to the front door and opened it just as they knocked and said, "I'm so glad to see you, do you have a Book of Mormon I could have?" All three of them just stared at me then handed me one. This time I read it. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this book was true. It was a testimony of Christ. It spoke to my soul and I knew I had finally found the church that made those TV commercials.

How I live my faith

For me my faith isn't just something I do on Sundays. It's every day of the week. I am so grateful for the opportunities that are all around me to be an example of Christ's love. I think my life's focus is youth. As a teacher I spend most of my time with students. And in the church most of my callings have been with our youth. I have been the YW president, the Primary President and am currently the Youth Sunday School teacher. I am a genealogy consultant in my branch and am really excited to be going to YW camp this summer. At school I am the Me to We club advisor. Me to We is a National student service group. I have a strong affinity for helping others. I came back from teaching in the developing world with a desire to make a difference, so I spend my time trying to teach students here to care about global issues while making a difference in the lives of those around them. I help out with food drives, collect items for babies being born in refugee camps and developing world hospitals and am involved in collecting money to educate students in the Tibetan Chumba Valley through Machik Canada. I believe that one of the most important pillars of the gospel is service. Doing things for others is a reflection of Christ's love for us. Doing acts of service defines who we are as members of this church. I think that Christ expects that we will be his hands, his voice, his kindness to those who are in need. "When ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me." That's the way I try to live my life.