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Hi I'm Kara

Washington resident. BYU alum. TV fanatic. Family gal. Board game dominator. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in political science. My family means so much to me and we try to spend as much time together as possible. I was born in California, but moved up to Washington when I was 6 and we've lived here ever since. I'm in love with this beautiful state! I call myself a TV fanatic because I keep up with more shows than I can count. I enjoy the potential for creativity and appreciate the hard work and effort put into each episode. I love family history! I try to search for my ancestors at least once a week, and I strive to share the "bug" with as many people as possible. I'm at a point in my life where I'm not exactly sure what to do, but I know that my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will always be a constant and my faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ will continue to grow throughout my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Savior, Jesus Christ, and his Gospel. I have learned to love others like the Savior loves them, and I have grown to love serving them. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and I love the words of the Prophets because of the strength they bring to me in a world of uncertainty. I am a Mormon because of the purpose the Plan of Happiness brings to my life, and the joy I feel as I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday, read my scriptures daily, and pray every chance I get. I love to read the Church magazines, such as the "Ensign," so that I can read the words of the leaders of the Church. I strive to be an example of Christ in my everyday life.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We believe that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God that restored the fullness of the Gospel on the Earth today; however, we do not worship Joseph Smith. We worship Heavenly Father through His Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

When young men reach the age of 19, they are required to go on a mission. They are not forced to go on a mission, but the Prophet has counseled that every worthy young man should serve a mission. Women can serve a mission at the age of 21, if they wish, and senior couples can serve a mission after retirement. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I think the two biggest reasons for the Church's growth are Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon. People join the Church because they realize that Christ is at the head of this Church and they read the Book of Mormon, pray about it, and find that it is true. The Church also puts a great emphasis on the family when the world does not, which is very important to people. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings comfort and peace; it brings hope, love, friendship, faith, and knowledge into a confused world that needs light. Show more Show less