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Hi I'm Karla

I'm a Mormon and an educator.

About Me

I'm an elementary school principal. I joined the church while attending the University of North Dakota. After serving a mission to Japan, I graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of Kentucky. I enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Christian home and have always believed in God and Jesus Christ. As a child I was taught to pray and learned many faith promoting stories from the Bible. Becoming a Mormon was a natural progression for me. I was able to build on the faith I already had and gain greater knowledge of God, His plan of salvation, and the purpose of life. I'm grateful for the personal relationship I feel with my Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace and happiness to each day.

How I live my faith

Prayer and scripture study are part of my daily schedule. Each day I try to find ways to serve others and I'm always amazed at how the Lord opens the door to be in the right place at the right time. I don't think this is ever a coincidence :-. I serve in the church by visiting other women with a monthly spiritual message and offering my help. Each Sunday and Wednesday I work with teenage girls helping them gain spiritual understanding and meet goals they set for themselves. In addition I serve in the St. Paul, Minnesota Temple which is a great blessing in my life.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jesus Christ founded the Mormon Church through a young man, Joseph Smith. Joseph was called to serve as a prophet to help in "restoring" the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we each serve in various capacities. This is Christ's church and just as in His original church, no clergy are paid but members are called to serve. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

I believe that we are each spiritual beings who lived in the presence of God the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ before our birth. We came to earth to gain a physical body, continue to learn and grow, and develop faith. At death our spirit and body are temporarily separated. Our spirit continues to live and develop and after the resurrection our body and spirit will be eternally reunited. My faith is that I will live eternally in the presence of God and Jesus Christ along with my family. I believe that death is simply the beginning of eternal life. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

I believe we should have faith in God, our Heavenly Father who hears and answers and prayers. We should also have faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who has atoned for our sins, and through his resurrection we too will be resurrected. Show more Show less