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Hi I'm Christi

I am a west coast girl living in Pennsylvania with my husband. We are expecting our 1st child. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family with 5 sisters. We are all very competitive and were involved in sports and our church all through school. I really enjoy being outdoors especially on the lake wake boarding. It's something I miss about the Arizona summers. I went to school at BYU thinking I would meet the man of my dreams and never have to get a job because I would be a stay at home mom with all the babies we would have together. Well it didn't work out quite like I planned. I graduated a single woman in History and ended up working as a teacher in a daycare to gain some independence from my parents. I dated my husband, whom I met at BYU, long distance and after 5 years of our crazy dating life we managed to get engaged. 5 weeks later we were married and on our honeymoon. It was quick! We moved to Pennsylvania shortly after for his job as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I love it here in Pennsylvania! Everything to the mild summers, the green trees, the fields of corn, the culture, and my independence from my family. Don't get my wrong, the hardest thing about being here missing my family. I am the only daughter out of the 6 that lives further than 30 minutes from my parents. It is difficult because I miss out on family time and major events. We are expecting our first child soon and I can't wait to be a mom. I have never been so involved and felt so needed in my calling and in my marriage. I love my life, my loving husband, and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

It has taken me a long time to get to where I am now. I have not always been this close to my Savior or had a testimony of the gospel. I lived what one would consider a "double life" in college. I just figured that I couldn't get any better and nothing could change me. It wasn't until I met future husband that I was really able to stop and take a look at my life and where it was headed. I knew I needed to change. It took over 5 longs years of counseling with feelings of hurt, anger, confusion and bitterness. Over time I began to allow the atonement to heal my heart and my wounds. I was able to make myself stronger and realize that God had a better plan for me than I had for myself. My heart was changed, I had a desire to be better and to become the person that God wanted me to be.

How I live my faith

I have so much respect for the women I am acquainted with and I develop more faith when I hear them share their experiences. I have the opportunity to develop a close friendship with many women and hear their stories of how they came to know that Jesus loves them and that they are children of Heavenly Father. I find joy in serving others. I enjoy baking and cooking and seeing others enjoy the goodies I make. I feel closest to my husband when we pray together and open up to each other about our fears and disappointments our goals and joys. I am so grateful for an understanding husband who is patient with my pregnancy hormones and my homesickness. I am grateful for parents who raised me with high morals and good principles.