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Hi I'm KaRynn

I'm a college graduate, family caregiver, and future speech therapist. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent college graduate living in Los Angeles. I'm currently the live-in caretaker for my grandparents. And although there are some stressful moments, I am loving every minute of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon. And both my parents are members of the Church. But that is not why I stayed one. I decided to find out for myself if the church I had grown up with was the true Church. I read the scriptures, asked questions and prayed to my Heavenly Father for an answer. My answer was an overwhelming feeling of peace and rightness. A warmth that spread through my entire body like my spirit was being hugged. I know that the Church is true. I know that God is the Father of us all. That He is our Heavenly Father. That He is a personal God--one who knows me, loves me, and answers my prayers. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that He made it possible for me to fix any mistakes I make in my life. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith in a grove of trees and restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth--the gospel of apostles and miracles that is written about in the New Testament. I know that Joseph Smith, with divine guidance, translated the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ and a complement to the Holy Bible. I know that even in the year 2010, we have a prophet on the earth today. A prophet just as inspired, just as divinely guided as any ancient prophet of the Bible. And his name is Thomas S. Monson. He is the modern mouthpiece of the Lord and receives revelation for the world today. I know this Church is true. I will always have questions and I will always be seeking and finding answers about the gospel, but I will never doubt that the true Church of Jesus Christ is once again on the earth. It teaches things that feel familiar and right in my heart as well as my mind--things like eternal families and forgiveness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating and serving people in my community. I serve in my Church as a leader over a committee that is responsible for activities centered in gathering the young single adults in the area (ages 18-31) who share the same faith. It takes a lot of planning, preparation and time to pull off activities for over 100 single adults. And it is all done in service. When we are asked to serve in different capacities, we choose to do so with our only reward being a job well done. And I love every minute it takes, because when all is said and done, my happiest moments are when I am not thinking about myself, but of others.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

KaRynn
Family is so important to Mormons because it is the greatest gift God has given mankind--the ability to create life and to teach, raise and love. Family is eternal. A bond so strong, a love so enduring, that death cannot break it. God and Jesus Christ want us to be with our families forever. When are you happiest? I am happiest when I am with my loved ones. With my mom and dad, my brother and sisters. My cousins and aunts and uncles. Of course I am happy around other people--friends, peers and work buddies, but there is a deeper level of joy connected with family. The Lord knows this and has made it possible to be together forever with our families. I know that when I leave this life, I will not be able to take my car, or my cell phone or my laptop. But I will take my education, the knowledge and wisdom I've gained through living life--and I will take my relationships with me. Show more Show less