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Hi I'm Karla.

I have the best job in the whole world. I'm a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of four kids: 3 boys and a girl. I'm also a wife- 22 years and still in love!! I really like being outdoors. I have lots of fun with my family going camping, biking, snowmobiling, hiking, and playing games. Our favorite games are card games, Guesstures, and hide-n-go seek in the dark! Spending time laughing together is something that brings us closer. I also enjoy reading, sewing, paper crafts, and listening to music.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 19 years old, I decided I wanted to live in Colorado. That seemed a little crazy, since I had never been there before! I packed up my car with all my belongings, and have loved every minute here! About 6 months after I moved to Colorado, I decided to room with a girl I worked with. I had no idea she was a mormon, or even what a mormon was. Within a short time, she started to talk about the church she grew up in. I was curious, and asked to know more. I eventually got up the courage to go to the church, where I met some sister (female) missionaries. Soon after, the elders (male missionaries) started coming over and taught me the lessons. I remember just "feeling" that what they were telling me was true. I'll never forget the way I felt when I knelt for the first time to say a prayer. The answer I received was overpowering, and I agreed to be baptized. Now, 23 years later, I can honestly say that every single good thing in my life is tied to that one prayer. Living the gospel brings me an incredible sense of peace and understanding. I also love the people I've been able to meet through the church. I'm a quiet and private person, but fulfilling various callings (church assignments) has taught me so many things that I would have never learned otherwise. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church really encompasses my whole life. I love to be busy, and I feel like being a member of the church keeps me plenty busy! Right now I serve in our women's organization. We plan monthly activities that teach, inspire and encourage others to be their best. I also enjoy volunteering in my community by driving senior citizens to their appointments. When my kids were younger, I was often in the school, but now that they're older, not so much. I love the programs of the church! I've spent many years teaching in the children's organization, being a den leader in cub scouts, teaching younger girls home skills, and being a visiting teacher. Visiting teaching is a program where we go meet with other women at least once a month: teaching, caring for, and helping them with whatever they might need right then. It's a program where we just get to meet and be friends! I love it! The gospel of Jesus Christ really helps me strive to be a better person, and this in turn makes me happy!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

When I wanted to know if the Church was true, I said a simple, heartfelt prayer. I was overcome with the Spirit and just knew that what I was hearing and learning was absolutely true. Then as I acted on that feeling, and was baptized, my testimony continued to grow. Show more Show less