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Hi I'm KaraLyn Louise

About Me

I am currently attending college and will be graduating soon! I am trying to find a full-time job in this economy and am planning on applying for law school in a year. I love just relaxing with my friends and family - doing almost anything - watching movies, chatting, playing games, whatever. I really enjoy boating, hiking and baseball. Go Red Sox!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and my parents have taught me the doctrine of Jesus Christ my whole life. I chose to be baptized when I was eight years old and continue to enjoy my faith today. As with any faith, being a Mormon can be hard sometimes in a world where believing in God is becoming less and less popular. But I have faith because of the many experiences in my life that have given me hope to believe in something bigger than myself. I have read the scriptures, prayed and lived according to the truths that Christ taught. As I have done those things, I have watched my life change. I can see my character grow stronger and my relationships with family and friends improve. I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ and that his gospel was restored through a modern prophet. As we live those truths we can be happy in this life and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

Living my faith brings me a lot of comfort, stability and happiness. In our local congregation we have a "society" or group organized by and for women, called the Relief Society. This provides so much support as we visit and help each other to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every woman is assigned another woman in the ward to visit and serve throughout the year. Through these visits I have found great friends as they have shared with me their testimonies of Christ and helped me cope with the everyday problems of life.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

KaraLyn Louise
We believe that we existed as spirits before we came to this earth. As spirits, we lived with our Heavenly Father. When we were born, our spiritual bodies joined with our physical bodies. On this earth we grow and gain valuable experiences, solidifying relationships and learning to follow God's commandments. When we die our spirits and our bodies once again separate, but not permanently. Because Christ suffered on the cross, died, and was resurrected on the third day, He overcame death for all of us. All of us will be resurrected, meaning that our bodies and our spirits will once again be united. Our resurrected bodies will be perfect, no longer feeling pain, sickness or death. Christ gave this gift to all of us, no matter how we lived our lives on earth. However, if we live righteously and follow all of God's commandments, He will give us an even greater gift. If we live righteously we can live with Him and our families forever. The relationships that we formed on earth will continue after this life. I am so grateful to know that as long as I follow God's commandments, I can be with my family forever. Show more Show less