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Hi I'm Christine Hildt Fox

I have a college degree, but by choice I am a homemaker and proud mother of four, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in southern California, the second of six children. It was a wonderful place to grow up! I loved the beach, hanging out with friends, and doing things with my family. At age 18, I headed for BYU in Utah, where I earned a BS in Elementary Education. There, I met my wonderful husband of 30 years. Our greatest accomplishment together has been our four beautiful children (and now two in-laws and two grandchildren) whom we adore. Our youngest son is currently serving an LDS mission in Chile (Rancagua). Empty nester! It's really hard for me. Much too quiet! My struggle now is finding meaningful ways to continue growing, serving, and becoming. But the up side is my wonderful relationship that I now have with my husband. He is my rock. I was expecting my oldest daughter when I graduated from college. At that time, I made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom instead of teaching school. It wasn't easy, but it was the best decision I ever made. Nothing in my life has been more fulfilling than my role as mother. I loved being there to see all their firsts, helping shape their minds and characters, teaching them about God and the important things in life, and watching them grow into loving, compassionate adults who contribute to society in meaningful ways. What joy that brings! I love being with my family. I also love to read, travel, sing, play the piano, go to plays and movies, play games, and especially go out to eat. I have been so blessed. Life is abundantly good!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. I don't have an amazing conversion story. But I am a convert. Jesus lovingly said to Peter in Luke 22, "When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." Here is a man who knew the Savior, learned at His feet, worked with Him on a daily basis, and the Lord himself told him that he was not yet converted. I knew at a very young age that this Church was true. Not because my parents told me it was true, or my teachers, or anyone else, but because the Holy Ghost told me it was true. That is why I am a Mormon. I have been involved in the lifelong process of conversion ever since. Line upon line, precept upon precept. What do I mean by "true?" I mean that it contains all truth, the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, restored in the latter days by a living Prophet of God. I have come to know for myself and now testify that Joseph Smith was and is a Prophet of God. I know that he restored Christ's church to the earth and that he brought forth and translated the Book of Mormon. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I feel the Spirit testify of this to me every time I read from its pages. I know that we have a Prophet of God, Thomas S. Monson, who stands at the head of this church today and receives direct revelation from the Lord, Jesus Christ, for the benefit of mankind. Most of all, I know my Savior lives and loves us, His brothers and sisters. I had a dream a few years ago that is too personal to share, but ever since, I cannot deny that the Savior of the world loves me--unconditionally--as I am. I know that He died for my sins. He felt my pain and my sorrow. He understands and can succor me. I love Him. I owe Him everything. I want to live my life in such a way that I can live with Him, my Father in Heaven, and my family forever. That is why I am still a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. I cannot separate my faith from the rest of my life; they are intertwined. Everything I do, I do for God and family. I feel privileged to be able to serve the Lord and have had the privilege of being able to serve in my church in many different capacities over the years. I have been blessed to be able to work with the children as both a teacher and a leader, as well as serve as the president of a Young Women's group in the area, and more recently president of a local women's organization (Relief Society). Currently, my husband and I work with the Young Single Adults at BYU. We attend church with them every Sunday and mentor them in how to be effective leaders. What a thrill that has been for us! It has eased the pain of being empty nesters. So many more people to love! We have learned much more from them in the short few months that we have had the privilege to serve with them than they will ever learn from us. It has given us hope for the future of this church and this nation! My service in the church takes much of my time, but I look at it as giving back to the Lord. He has given everything, including His very life, for me. I can never repay Him, but in fulfilling these responsibilities, I am incrementally learning how to become more like Him. I am learning patience, obedience, humility, tolerance, and charity, just to name a few. I have so many weaknesses and am so far from where I want to be, but each calling and service opportunity is a growth experience and a stepping stone. My faith is increasing. And my love for my Father in Heaven and my Savior, Jesus Christ, is increasing. As it says in 1 John 4:19, "We love him, because he first loved us." That is why I try my hardest to live my faith. I fall--and fail--a lot, but I find the Lord is forgiving as long as I keep trying.