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Hi I'm Krissy McKnight

I was born and raised in Wichita, KS. I love the outdoors, volleyball, theatre, music, and being around all my friends and family.

About Me

I was born and raised in Kansas, and come from a fairly large family. And when I say fairly large, I actually mean HUMUNGOUS. They're are ten of us total, my mother, father, and I, and my five brothers and two sisters. I love being around my family. I am currently studying English Education at BYU-Idaho, with a minor in Theatre Ed. However, apart from English education, I love learning about differnt cultures, and I am very interested in Political Science. I may have to change my degree- we will see! I love everything that has to do with the great outdoors. That includes, camping, hiking, swimming... and even occasionally sleeping outside as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not because anyone has told me to be a Mormon. Though I was born in the Church, I had to figure out for my self at a young age whether or not what I had been taught was true. I began to discover the truth as I started to read my scriptures. As a young sophomore in High School I battled with a serious case of Major Depression and Anxiety. This caused me to feel awful about myself. In my mind everything seemed to be hopeless. I no longer wanted to be hear anymore. I saw no point in continuing my life when I so disliked myself. There was only one thing that helped me, only one thing that kept me grounded. And that was the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew, even in the most hopeless of circumstances, that I could keep going. I could hold on a little longer. It was when I had no where to turn that I discovered that their would always be someone there for me.I opened my scriptures and began to read from their contents daily. I prayed constantly for my panic attacks to go away, and though they did not end immediately continued to hold on and have faith in good things to come. One thing I have learned, is that though our trials may not immediately cease, we can find comfort in the gospel in the face of anything this world has decided to throw at us. John 14:17 reads: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. " It would be several years before I found comfort from the mental and emotional pain I had been battling, but as I look back at my life, as cliche as it may sound- I do know that everything happens for a good reason. I am so grateful that I was able to go through some of the difficult things that I went through, because I know that it has helped me become the person I have become today. There is still so much learning and growing I have to do, and I am so excited that I will always be able to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost as my guide.

How I live my faith

Though I am far from perfect, I strive to live my faith daily. I strive to do this by communing daily with my Father in Heaven. I know that hears and answers our prayers. I also know that He loves each of us as individuals. I also live my faith by attending church meetings, and serving in Church callings. Going to Church weekly helps me to remember who I really am, where I really came from, and why I am here.