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Hi I'm Kristina Hosea

I love service, I work with a nonprofit to decrease the debilitating effects of Diabetes in Tonga and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

You can call me the jack of all traits! I played almost every sport you can think of in High School. I played sports such as track and field to soccer, volleyball, basketball and tennis. I played musical instruments that included the guitar, ukulele, piano and cornet. I was a student athlete at the College of Central Wyoming for two years and transferred to the University of Utah to focus directly on academics pertaining to Human development. I love doing service! I served as an Outreach coordinator for a program at the U of U called the Community Engaged Scholars. This program allows students to integrate academics with civic engagement. As a result of that, I had the opportunity of combining my academic knowledge with a service project that was completed in the Islands of Tonga.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found that there are different phases in our lives that we transition from such as infant to childhood, childhood to adolescence, adolescence to young adults and so forth. In each phase of our life we are faced with diverse challenges and trials. Attending college as a student athlete was such a privilege, education paid for, meals and housing was sweet. However, as time passed on, I found that I took on the identity of a student athlete, literally. My self thoughts held expectations that I was only capable of being a student athlete and just that. I tore my ACL my sophomore year right before a big game. My confidence was shattered, I felt like there was nothing else I could do or even become. That following year instead of continuing with that route I decided to transfer to the University of Utah. I soon found through the support and love from my family and Ward the gospel is what I needed to find my true identity. I rediscovered through scripture study and prayer that I am and always will be a daughter of God. We all strive to be something in life whether it be a firefighter, doctor, teacher, athlete, business owner and even a mother or father. But, the reality is as we shave off all the titles of what we may think defines who we are, we are truly and will always be children of our Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because through all these phases of life, I still have confidence in who I am, where I came from, what my purpose is in this life and where we go after this life. I am a Mormon because having knowledge of God's plan for us has given me inner peace and happiness to endure through things with a smile on my face. I am a Mormon because I know that by having Faith in Him, He will continue to be the Master Author and Illustrator of my life. His picture for my life will always be more beautiful than what I can imagine.

How I live my faith

As a member of the LDS church I've had the wonderful opportunity to teach young women ages 12 to 18, about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every Sunday I am given one hour to teach the young women that attend my ward about a gospel topic. These lessons include but not limited to, introducing the gospel topic, facilitating questions and answers about the principle, engaging others in conversation about how the principle is applicable to our lives and sometimes an activity or object lesson is thrown in the mix to better help teach the lesson. All together, the lessons help us to come closer to Christ.