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Hi I'm Kristina

I am currently a student at BYU-Idaho, a recent convert, a musician,a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to laugh and be happy. I play the saxophone and am currently majoring in music education. I have two awesome parents and a younger brother. I am the only Mormon in my family but am thankful for everything Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I am currently preparing to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love life.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was young, I had a fascination with the LDS Church. I even remember as a child seeing a Book of Mormon in my hotel room and wanting to take it home and read it. When I turned 16, things started getting hard on me spiritually, and I found myself making wrong decisions. I grew up Catholic, and it couldn't answer any of my questions. I found out the person I sat next to in jazz band was Mormon, and I started asking him questions. One day I finally went to church. Then later I met the missionaries. Two weeks later, I decided I wanted to get baptized. I know that I was born to be a Mormon, and always knew the church was true. My parents were not happy with me attending church. Although my father got angry that I wanted to go, my mom was okay with it, because she has friends that are Mormon. I told my mom I wanted to join the church, and her responses were "let's wait, you don't know anything" and "the Catholic Church is true, it was the first." My father took another approach. I was scared to tell him, because he got really mad about me even going to church activities. The night I told him, he didn't seem angry, but the next night he told me that I would be a disgrace to our family if I did this, and how I would be betraying our family. He started rambling on about how the church is wrong, and I had so many things I wanted to say to defend it, but he wouldn't even let me talk. I was in a place of desolation and despair, crying, because I have never wanted anything more in my life than to be baptized. Things got very bad between my father and I, and I went up to my room and called upon God at one of the saddest and hardest moments in my life. As I did, I felt the spirit more than I ever have in my entire life, and it was like something was telling me that everything is going to be okay. I still went to church every Sunday, and I believe my parents hearts are slowly being softened. I waited 15 months, and I was baptized. I know at all times that God loves me.

How I live my faith

I am currently a Gospel Doctrine teacher (Sunday School class) in my Young Single Adult Ward in Rexburg, Idaho. I like to make people smile and often use humor in my lessons. I like to tell stories about the scriptures, and tell everyday stories that relate to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I read from the scriptures every single day and I love sharing my testimony of the importance of reading from the Book of Mormon. I love this church so much, and I love doing everything I can to help it grow.