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Hi I'm Kristin

I am a college student. I love cooking and being with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. I have an incredible family! There's 8 of us all together, including my parents, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and me. I love spending time with them so much! The only other thing that I love as much as my family is cooking! I love to find new recipes and try them out. I graduated from High School in 2013 and then went on to spend a year in college. I am now serving a full-time mission in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, and I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know without a doubt that this is the only true church on the Earth. I know that Jesus Christ lives! He is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that through His atonement, my family and I can live together forever. We are not lost after death because of Jesus Christ. His love is perfect, and I have found that love and peace. I am a Mormon, because I know that it is impossible to find something that brings me greater joy and peace than my testimony of Jesus Christ. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am in a Student Young Single Adult Ward right now, and I love it. Being at college has given me a chance to meet so many new people, but I love going to church where I know that I am surrounded by amazing people who share the same values that I do. I serve in my ward as the Pianist during Sacrament Meeting. I love this calling because each week I get to invite the Holy Spirit into the meeting by playing the Hymns that we sing. I also love practicing my songs during the week, because it gives me a feeling of comfort and peace. The words in the Hymns are my favorite part, because they constantly testify of Jesus Christ and His divine role as our Savior and Redeemer. The scriptures tell us that we should develop and share our talents. Thanks to my mother's love and care in paying for my piano lessons, I have the awesome talent of playing the piano. I feel so lucky that I get to share that talent with others because my talent is a symbol of my Mother's love for me, and it is also an example of Heavenly Father's love for me because He blessed me with this talent.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kristin
The simple answer is, No. All Mormons are not required to serve a full-time mission. However, The Lord did teach all people to, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations." (Matthew 28:19). All members of the Church are encouraged to reach out to their family, friends, co-workers, and associates to share with them the good news of the gospel. Young men ages 18 and older and Young Women ages 19 and older, are allowed to serve as full-time missionaries. There are also senior couples who choose to serve in this capacity as well. I have chosen to serve a mission, and I know that the Lord will bless me for my efforts. He promised that, "If it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father." (Doctrine and Covenants 18:15). I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve Heavenly Father's children as a full-time missionary. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Kristin
Heavenly Father loves us, so He gave us families. In those families we love, care for, and encourage one another. I love all 6 of my siblings and my parents. Coming from such a big family has taught me to love and cherish each person and their talents. Heavenly Father knew that we would love and cherish our families more than anything else in this life. He also knew that the death of our loved ones would bring the deepest sorrow. We believe that Heavenly Father gave his power and authority to 'seal' or bind families together in a way that will allow them to live together for all eternity, even after we die. These powers to 'seal' families together are only exercised in sacred and holy temples. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is such a blessing. I know that through the ordinances that are found in the temple, I can be together with my family forever. We will be reunited after we die, and I am so grateful for that, because I can't imagine my life without them. Show more Show less