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Hi I'm Kriss

I was born in Billings, Mt. I was raised on a large ranch. I was raised in the Church. My parents were active and so was I.

About Me

I am a wife of 44 years and a Mother of two children, a daughter and a son. Both children were adopted through LDS Social Services. I am a grandmother of 4. I love to read and I love to do crafts, especially those that I can decorate my home with. I love to travel and go on vacation with my whole family. I dearly love the gospel and have a great love of the Book of Mormon. I have a great sense of humor which I get from my sweet Mother. My Mother died this January and at the funeral my Father passed away. I miss them so much but know what a tender mercy it has been to be able to bury them on the same day side by side. All ten of their children were able to be together for the first time in awhile. I have such a great love for each one of my siblings. We are best friends. There are a lot of us when we do get together with all of our families. I learned so much about hard work living on a ranch most of my life and I learned how to make my own bread, pies and all kinds of things because my mother taught me at her side. I was the oldest daughter and have always tried to protect my younger siblings, especially the last three. Sometimes I felt like I was their able to learn so much about raising children by doing so much to help the little ones. I have had such a great life with my wonderful husband and family too. I like to cook for them and have dinner together. We have been very blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that were active and always took us to church. They were married in the Temple and were an example to me. I call my Mother, my angel Mother. She never spoke an unkind word bu to anyone. I loved going to church with my family and paid tithing at a young age so I have always had a testimony of that. When I wasn't living at home I still got up and went to church even though my room mates did not. I always enjoyed my meetings and never questioned that the church was true and then when I was older knew without a doubt it was true. Some of my friends said that I was so black and white, no shaded areas in my life. They were saying it as a criticism but I took it as a compliment. I have such a strong testimony of the church, I love it and I love following the commandments. As a family we read the Book of Mormon together every year so my children could gain a testimony of that Book too. Those were very joyous times for us and family prayer. It is such a blessing to see my grandchildren do the same with their parents. I have had trials in my life but with each one I have grown and so has my testimony.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings through my life. Serving with the little children, on a stake and ward basis. I have served the young women both in the Ward and Stake. I am currently serving as a President over the women in our ward. I have had to step out of my comfort zone for this calling but have gotten to love every single sister in our ward. I have learned even more about the importance of service through this calling and enjoy my presidency. We love to visit the people in our ward and in our neighborhoods. I have had the opportunity to organize many events in the church. I have always been a visiting teacher and have had great experiences with that.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kriss
To help The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints use as a source of revenue and growth for our Church. For me tithing has always been one of the most plain and simple aspects of living my religion. I have always considered that the 10% of what I earned was my Heavenly Father's and I can bear testimony of the blessings my family has received as a result of it. There were times when we weren't sure how we were going to be able to pay something but it always seemed to work out because the tithing was the first thing that we set aside before we do anything else. We have truly been blessed. Show more Show less