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Hi I'm Christine

I'm half-Japanese. I love laughing, sleeping in and spending time with my husband. I'm a work in progress, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently work in an elementary school with emotionally, mentally and physically disabled children. I love my job, and love working with some of Heavenly Father's most precious children. I'm also a wife. I met my sweetheart Jordan when my best friend married his best friend 5 years ago. If you ask him, we met in high school, but I don't remember so I don't think it counts. He's the funniest, most generous and forgiving person I have ever met, and he makes me smile a new way every day. And he's pretty darn handsome, too. Some of my hobbies include sewing, reading, watching movies (mostly little kid movies-yeah, we're nerds), couponing, writing and walking my adorable dog, "Molecule." We pretty much adore her. Oh yeah, and reading my scriptures. :) My goals include learning how to cook (better), getting a Master's Degree, writing a novel, sewing my own temple dress, and being a wise wife and mother to my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I actually joined the church when I was 16 years old. I was raised in a pretty heavily populated LDS area, so most of my friends growing up were LDS, so it wasn't anything really new to me. People often ask me what got me interested in the church. The answer: my friends. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by good kids who kept their standards, and went out of their way to be kind to me, even though I did not go to church with them. As we got older, my girl friends started inviting me to mutual and other Young Women activities. One day a good friend invited me to go to a presentation on the Temple grounds. As we walked around I began to ask questions about the Temple, about what happened inside, and other things I had heard about members of the Church. Finally, he told me he didn't have all the answers, and that I should just read the Book of Mormon. I said "Ok" and there began a year-long journey into learning more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I read the Book of Mormon, I could feel the Spirit. As I met with the sister missionaries and learned more about the Gospel and the Plan of Salvation, I knew it was true. It felt familiar to me, like I had heard it all before, and it made sense. Ultimately, I joined the Church for my children, because I wanted to have an eternal family. I wanted my family to be sealed for time and all eternity in the Temple. I wanted my children to be raised in a home where the priesthood was present. I wanted them to raised in a home of love, peace and joy that can only come through following the doctrine of Jesus Christ. Even though I am still the only member in my family, I trust in Heavenly Father's Plan. And not one day over the last 7 years, 6 months and 26 days have I ever regretted my decision to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow my Heavenly Father. I study my scriptures and pray to Him for guidance and direction in decisions I have to make. I currently serve as a Mia Maid adviser in my ward, so I live my faith by trying to set a good example for the Young Women I serve. As I pray for inspiration in my calling, I am overwhelmed by the love Heavenly Father has for his precious daughters. I live my faith by going to the temple, to learn more about my Heavenly Father's plan for me, and for all of his children. I live my faith by being honest in my dealings with my fellow human beings, and by finding ways to be kind and generous to those around me. I live my faith by loving and spending time with my wonderful family. My parents taught me so much about what is right and wrong, and my little brothers continue to brighten my days with their silly smiles and engaging conversations. I live my faith by honoring the covenants I've made, especially to my husband. As I love and support him, I feel Heavenly Father's love for both of us, and His gentle hand guiding our path for good. I live my faith by repenting of the mistakes I make. I'm 100% imperfect, but as I seek the blessings of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, as I repent and try to do better each day, I am strengthened against the tricks of the devil, and I have confidence in my own divine nature as a beloved daughter of my Heavenly Father.