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Hi I'm Kristin

I'm a student. I love Art. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student, studying Humanities and Art History, and graduating this year. Art is one of my passions, I love traveling all around the world to visit museums and have been to Italy, France, Spain, England and Morocco. I love to read, my favourite book is "To Kill A Mockingbird" and I also love futbol, American football and college basketball. I want to be a high school teacher, teaching art history, English, Spanish and humanities. I just got married to my best friend and we are grateful our marriage will last for time and all eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to the Church as my dad's parents joined the Church before he was born and my mom joined the Church when she was 23. Growing up, my parents required us to go to Church, but once we turned 16, it was clear that continuing to go to Church was a decision we had to make. I never questioned going- I loved Church and that has carried with me throughout my life. I love this Gospel. I love my Saviour, Jesus Christ, who has atoned for the sins of the world so that we may return to our loving Heavenly Father. I am grateful to the Prophet Joseph Smith who was able and willing to listen to the Lord and establish His Church on the earth once more. I am grateful and love dearly the modern-day prophet, Thomas S. Monson, for his kindness, his gentleness and his love. I am grateful for the Temple, for the power therein that we on earth may be sealed to those we love most for eternity. I am grateful for the testimony I have of the Gospel, for the light it gives me when times are dark, and for the ability I have to glimpse the eternal perspective and know that one day, if I live righteously, I will return to my Father and my Saviour.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am the Mission Prep teacher and I love it because each week, I get to teach people how to be better missionaries and also basic principles of the Gospel as well as study habits, time management, working with others, etc. I love my calling. It is so rewarding and helpful to me as I learn how to be a better member missionary and to reach out to others who are seeking for the truth.

What is being a Mormon like?

Kristin
Being a member of the Mormon Church is like having a constant light in my life, something that I can make grow brighter and brighter because I have the opportunity to serve, to learn the Gospel, and to draw nearer to the Lord and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kristin
 Baptisms for the dead is an ordinance performed in the Temple that is a means for those who have died without being taught about the Mormon Church to be baptized via a person in this life. We believe that when these individuals die, they are given the opportunity to be taught the Gospel by ministering angels in Heaven. The choice is theirs if they receive the Gospel agency the freedom to choose one's actions is still a functioning gift during this time. The purpose of baptisms for the dead is to baptize those who have decided to accept the Gospel so that they may have this ordinance and proceed on to other ordinances that are offered in the Temples. Because these ordinances cannot be performed in heaven as they require physical bodies, it is important for Mormons to attend the Temple so that they can be the physical bodies for the spirits in heaven who want these ordinances done. Through baptisms of the dead, many choice children in heaven are able to have the blessings they would have received in this life, such as eternal families, which is one of the greatest gifts this Church has to offer.  Show more Show less