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Hi I'm Karen

I grew up in England and the Missionaries found me when I moved to the USA. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am mum to a wonderful 16 year old son. I volunteer for Reach For Recovery as part of the American Cancer Society and help women who have been diagnosed with or had breast cancer. I also work within Oncology.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because of my prayers. I didn't grow up in any kind of Church but about four years ago I was at the lowest point in my life. In fact I was at the point of taking my own life but before I did anything I broke down and crying on my knees I prayed to the Lord for help. I remember saying "If there is a God and you truly exist then send me a message and tell me what to do". About 30 minutes of doing this there was a knock at my door and when I answered there were two boys stood on my doorstep. One of them looked at me and said "Hello, we are from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we have a message from God for you" I was so shocked that I had to ask him to repeat what he had said and after he did I broke down again crying ' God has answered my prayers! I have just prayed for a message from him and here you are to deliver it please tell me what it is!!" Well as you can imagine the boys who were Missionaries were totally shocked at my reaction because they were used to doors being slammed in their faces. They had to go and get an investigator and came back to deliver their message about the Church, 15 minutes later. After this first meeting I met with them regularly and was finally Baptised 6 months later. Even before I read the book of Mormon I knew that this was the Church for me because God told me it was. He sent me the message! He sent the message to the Missionaries to visit me because it was the second day of his mission for one of them and he wanted to go home after a day of endless knocking but his companion insisted the Holy Ghost was telling him to knock on one more door and of course that door was mine! My life really began the day those Missionaries delivered their message from the Lord. I have seen many other miracles during my time in the Church and know it to be the true Church of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have a wonderful calling of running the nursery for children aged 18 months to 3 years after our Sacrament meeting. It is a real blessing. I also visit teach two wonderful ladies.