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Hi I'm Kristi

I work as a nurse in NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my large family. I have my mom and dad, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews that I get to spend time with. I enjoy running and have done three Ragnar relays, the most recent with my family. It has been fun to train with my siblings and even my dad is getting involved this next year. I love to hike and camp and my family used to spend weeks camping, fishing and hiking when I was growing up. I have several hobbies and interests from reading to decorating cakes to learning new things. Growing up I played the flute but quit in the 7th grade; last year I started taking lessons again and have remembered how much I enjoy being part of the music.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church, however over the years I have come to know for myself that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is contained in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was married for seven years before going through a divorce. This marriage had many challenges and it was only through prayer, scripture study and temple attendance that I was able to overcome the stress and depression that accompanied this time. However through this trial I gained an appreciation and love for my Savior Jesus Christ and His atonement that not only covers my sins and transgressions but all of my heart aches and pains that I experience in this life. I learned then and have continued to learn throughout my life now as a single person that Christ's atonement provides a way for us to return to our Heavenly Father and to experience love and peace even when life is a struggle. The scriptures promise that we can feel peace in the midst of trials and I have experienced this in my own life. The "Mormon" church is the gospel of Jesus Christ restored to the earth in its fullness. I have felt this through the spirit of God bearing witness to me as I've studied scripture and asked my Father in Heaven through prayer and fasting. The peace and joy I feel when I pray and study is something that is tangible and real. My life is better when I follow the commandments and allow God to be an active participant in it. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ I have read it multiple times as well as the Bible, together they give a clear picture of Christ's teachings. I have prayed about the Book of Mormon and I have felt the Holy Ghost confirm it's truth.

How I live my faith

I participate in visiting teaching which is where I get to know other women in my ward by visiting with them at least once a month to make sure that they are doing well and to share spiritual messages and to get to know one another as friends in the gospel. I have recently been called to serve with the young girls in our ward ages 8-11 years in what is called Activity Days. Twice a month we meet to have gospel lessons and provide service and work on the Faith in God program that helps these young women to develop a testimony of Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. I regularly attend worship services on Sundays when I am not working, there is a peace and strength I find by regular church attendance and I find that I am better able to face the needs in my week when I have the opportunity to set a day aside to focus on learning more about Heavenly Father and His word. There are many opportunities to serve and I love being able to provide meals for families in need and helping the community through organized service projects. Temple worship is another part of my life that also provides me a moment of peace and reflection during the week that gives me hope and strength to deal with the ups and downs in life. Because family is so important to me, the proxy work done in the temple allows me the chance to give those who have passed on a chance to accept the gospel even if they were not given that opportunity in this life. This work we believe is something that those who have passed have the opportunity to accept or not as agency is a principle that I believe is eternal.