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Hi I'm Kristen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently living on the east cost and working as a Nurse Practitioner at a Pedatric practice. I come from a family of six kids. I love art, music, playing the piano and the guitar, being outside, running, being with my family, and learning about different cultures.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, and in fact, my ancestors were among the Mormon pioneers who crossed the plains and settled Utah in the 1800s. Although I was raised in the Church, over the years I gained my own conviction and that faith has continued to grow and deepen. A prophet from the Book of Mormon named Alma compared the word of God to a seed of faith, which is planted and then, if cultivated, grows until it produces fruit that is “sweet above all that is sweet” Alma 3242, The Book of Mormon, page 291. My parents planted a seed of faith in my heart, which I then carefully cultivated by attending Church and following its teachings. I can now understand why Alma described the fruit as “sweet above all that is sweet.” As a Mormon, I have truly enjoyed a deep, sweet joy in my life. As a young adult trying to navigate important decisions, I have found guidance and direction from reading the Bible and Book of Mormon and listening to the teachings of the prophets of the Church. I have found peace and perspective during difficult times in my life through an understanding of the purpose of life on earth. I have experienced deep joy from learning more about the Savior Jesus Christ and the importance of what He did for us, and the beauty of His love and example. The principles of the gospel that I have learned in the Church have brought a wonderful peace and sweetness to my life. I am grateful to be a Mormon.  

How I live my faith

 For me, living the gospel of Jesus Christ is a way of life. Our current prophet has challenged us to "Fill your mind with truth fill your heart with love fill your life with service." Thomas S. Monson, “‘Be Thou an Example’,” Ensign, Nov 2001, 98 I don't want to paint a picture of perfection I certainly am not perfect, but I do try to follow this challenge every day. To fill my mind with truth, I spend time reading the scriptures every day, including the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I have also tried to fill my mind with truth by studying and pursuing advanced education. Currently I am a full-time student, finishing up a graduate degree in nursing. I try to fill my heart with love by trying to act like Jesus would. I especially love my family and friends and I find joy in strengthening those relationships. I try hard to fill my life with service by something every day to help others. This past summer I got to participate in a humanitarian project through the Church, as a volunteer through the Church's humanitarian organization called "Latter-day Saint Charities". We worked alongside the US Navy and several other organizations aboard the US Navy ship "Mercy" to provide medical, dental, veterinarian, and engineering support to people in Southeast Asia. As a member of this team, I worked as a pediatric nurse aboard the ship. It was a marvelous experience. Serving others brings me great satisfaction and joy.