Hi I'm Karian
I like anything that is out of the ordinary basically. I've cultivated this fascination with an extreme interest in eastern Animation. My favorite director in the whole world is Hayao Miyazaki, and my favorite movie is Princess Mononoke. Asian concepts fascinate me and have inspired me to be different, and i love it!! My favorite books include series such as Fablehaven, Leven Thumps, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, and a very awesome read Dragons in Our Midst. I love all science, learning about how our universe works and how we're all connected is just awesome to me. I'm especially knowledgeable in Astronomy and Environmental Sciences. Astronomy has been my passion for the past 8 years, and even still looking at the stars today brings such inspiration and wonder into my heart. I am studying in college for Environmental Sciences. I love being out in nature, and enjoying every aspect that it has to offer. It is my dream to work with and for the environment in order to help everyone have a wonderful way of life. It is my honest belief that when we work with nature and the way God established it to work, then our lives here on earth will work just as well.
Why I am a Mormon
Being a Mormon, or embracing this amazing and eternal truth is the way to live. Life is a challenge, that is just something that's going to happen to all of us. Through the hope and love that I feel when I pray to my Father in Heaven I know that He hears me. Our pick up line is most often "You are a Child of God." Guess what! It's true! Even among all the troubles in our life, He is our one true parent, and He wants us to come home, so He provided this glorious but narrow path to follow home. It was revealed through Joseph Smith and brought about this wonderful gospel, this amazing and exciting way of life. This Gospel alone gives me hope and comfort in times that I can't understand everything. The tools and access God has given us to get to Him is astounding and I'd challenge anyone to use all of them. These tools are namely the Priesthood, the Holy Ghost, Prayer, and Personal Revelation, and I'm sure there are many more I do not know about. I know this gospel to be true and absolutely sound. God's work will continue and come to culminate in the perfecting of His saints. I know that Jesus Christ was more than just an inspired man, he was the Man to give the ransom for us to go home. I know his atonement is real and is always an active force in our lives whether we have chosen it or not. The question is whether we let this force improve us, or destroy us. I know Joseph Smith was a Prophet called by God, and that is life, which was sealed with his blood, was the greatest work for God's children in this dispensation. I know all of these things to be true, and I also know that there is no end to Truth. I declare and testify of these things in the name of our beloved Brother and Savior, Jesus the Christ, Amen.
Please share your feelings/testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel.
The Restoration of the Gospel through Joseph Smith is the most true and wonderful work that has been endeavored on the earth since the time of Christ. I praise and honor Joseph Smith with his courage and willingness to the Lords will even though it was not easy. I have to say though that the greatest example in all the restoration for me was Emma Smith. She had to sacrifice just as much to bring about this truth as her husband, maybe even some more. Her shining example of faithfulness, and willingness, but also strength and mercy is a beacon in my life of how valiant women can be in the Lord's eyes. Inspiration given to Joseph Smith through her inspired the organization of the Relief Society and truly exposed the essential part of the Lord's plan that all women have. I know that the restoration of all aspects of the gospel are true and the sacrifice was worth it. I also know that in the future many of us will be asked to sacrifice as much and the sacrifice given for this will also be worth every bit. I have a true and honest testimony about the restoration of the Church, it is just the same as it was when Christ had originally organized it, and it will stand forever. I testify of this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?
The most important one of them all, the Atonement and using it effectively in our lives. The Atonement is the root and reason for everything our Father in Heaven and our Savior does to help us come home. It is the only means to reach your full potential. Through the Atonement I have learned to overcome many emotional problems in my life, including depression and anger. I also know that with the application of the same Atonement to everyone, we can all reach the point where we are pleasing in God's eyes.
How I live my faith
I am current the second counselor in my Young Single Adult Branch Relief Society. I help to organize and call others to efforts in our church. I love the ladies have been called to work with and to serve. In this calling I have been asked to help with Missionary Efforts. I am very new to this and can definitely use some more learning, but I enjoy helping bring others to the gospel.