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Hi I'm Cristina

I am from Peru. I have been a Mormon since I was born. My family and friends are very important to me.

About Me

I grew up in Peru. As a teenager my parents and I moved to another country, Venezuela. Most of my family still live there. As an adult I came to live to the United States. Now that I have my own family we have had the opportunity to live in three different states. In every place I had the privilege to get to know wonderful people. I feel so blessed to be a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me and my family happy. We are not happy all the time because we have challenges and things we struggle with, like everybody else. However I know that I belong to the church the Jesus Christ leads through His prophet. Isn't it wonderful to know that God loves us the same as He loved people in the Old Testament and New Testament that He has chosen prophets today to guide us today? Isn't it wonderful to know that especially in these times that it is scary to hear the news around the world, to know that He has a plan and that He lives and tell us what to do in this time so we can have His protection and have peace in the middle of confusion? I am a Mormon because I know that God wants me to be part of His church so He can bless me through the power He has restored through His prophets. With that power, called the Priesthood, I am able to receive ordinances necessary to be able to live with Him again, with that power restored, in His church, I can be united to my family for eternity so we can live with Him again as a family. What a better reason to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am just a mom. It might not sound too interesting but I feel happy to be able to stay home and see my home clean, prepare meals for my family and organize-decorate my house. I have had my days that I wished I worked outside the home. Sometimes I felt that what I did every day was not important because most of what I did I had to do it all over again the next day. However, now that my kids are older I am so glad I decided to stay home. They grow so fast. I am glad I took lots of pictures of simple moments that I would have not gotten if I wasn't around. I think many times they had wished I would not be home when they got back from school so they could have watched endless hours of TV or not have had to practice their piano or remind them they needed to finish their homework. I have also kept busy serving in the church in different rolls. I have worked with active, full of energy, wonderful cub scouts, who were also dear neighbors. I have worked with sweet, full of energy young kids in nursery, their favorite and my favorite time was snack time and also music time. We had a wonderful music person that came and taught us the most beautiful funny and also tender songs. I have taught children of different ages and I was always amazed how smart and hungry for knowledge they were and also at the same time what wonderful teachers they were to me. I worked with beautiful young women ages twelve to seventeen. They were all so different from each other and still had the same desire to belong and be recognize and to know who they really were. It was so beautiful to see their smiles when they realized their potential and their ability to finish a project or accomplish goals. I worked with adult women, most of them mothers, young and older. Meeting with them on Sundays, and in other activities, discussing a lesson and listening to their experiences, gave us each the strength to know that we are not alone, that God will help us and our families in doing good.