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Hi I'm Kristen

I believe in the power of prayer. I'm a daughter of God. I'm a wife. I'm a mother of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah and moved to California at the age of seven. As a teenager I was involved with a show choir group called Troupe Cabana for five years. Through Troupe I had many opportunities to travel and performed at places like Epcot Center and Disney World, Opryland (when it existed), and a couple of cruise ships. We also sang at several monuments in Washington D.C. and on top of the Empire State Building. Through these experiences I made bonds of friendship that have lasted for years. I actually met my husband on the last tour I went on. He came along to spend some time with his brother, who I had known for years. I was married very young and we started our family soon after that. I am now a mother to three boys and one little princess. They keep me busy with sports and choir practices, homework, scouts, bumps and scrapes, and doctor visits! Our lives are very full and we wouldn't have it any other way. I love to read, sing, bake, and be out in nature. I am not big on camping (Bugs! Sleeping on the ground!), but we enjoy taking hikes with our children. We are blessed to live in an area with many beautiful hiking trails. Throughout my life there have been ups and downs and changes that seem to come out of the blue, but I can always count on the consistency of my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My faith has molded the way I live my life and has given me so much comfort in times of distress!

Why I am a Mormon

While I grew up as a Mormon, I remain in the Church because I have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. The choices I have made along the way have helped to shape my testimony and continue to grow it every day. I want my children to see the happiness that living a life centered on Christ can give a person. I want to leave them a legacy of service and faith. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a true church of God. I know that we have a living prophet on earth today to guide us and bring us revelation. I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, as it is another testament of Jesus Christ. What joy this testimony has brought me in my life! I know that Joseph Smith restored Christ's church and priesthood on earth. I have seen the power of the priesthood many times in my life and I am grateful for it's blessings. In the past few years I have had several health problems that have kept me from doing some of the things that I love, but through the power of prayer and priesthood blessings and the inspiration of my doctors, most of these have been resolved. These trials have shown me to be grateful for my abilities and every day that I wake up I thank Heavenly Father for my blessings.

How I live my faith

I have held many callings in the Church over the past thirteen years. I have taught children, teenagers and adults. I have been on committees to plan activities and secretary to presidencies in the Young Women Organization and Primary. All of these callings have taught me many things about myself, strengthened my faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement for my sins, and allowed me to serve Heavenly Father and His children.