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Hi I'm Karina

I'm from Colorado. I'm a student. I love to learn, to run, to travel, and have fun! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second of five children. I've lived in five states, from the east to west coast, and am currently in the Rockies. I love the outdoors and anything adventurous. My favorite thing to do is travel, and I hope to one day do business internationally with tech companies. I am currently a student, majoring in engineering and minoring in Chinese. I served as full time missionary in Cordoba, Argentina, and love to speak Spanish whenever possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong LDS family and baptized at the age of 8, and I'm so lucky that I've had the knowledge of the gospel my whole life. I have a strong testimony, and it has sure helped me. The world seems to get worse and worse every day, but I can always turn to my Heavenly Father. I know that I'm a daughter of God, who loves me and I love him. So many people don't know this truth, and I believe that this lack of knowledge is the cause of so much confusion in this world. Because I know that I'm a daughter of God, I base all my decisions and actions on that knowledge. I only want to do what would be pleasing to Him. I'm grateful to know that we will all return to our Heavenly Father one day, and that life doesn't end when we leave this Earth. I know that Joesph Smith was a true prophet who restored this church and I know that we have a living prophet who leads and guides us today. I know that my Heavenly Father loves us because he has given us a prophet in these last days. I know that the scriptures are true and I know that Heavenly Father answers EVERY prayer. I love this gospel and I am so fortunate to know what I know. I am a Mormon because I have prayed about each of these things and received a confirmation. The Holy Ghost testifies of all truth, and as I've diligently prayed for answers, I have felt His presence in my life. I know without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true, and not just because my parents have told me so, but because I've asked for myself.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week, yes for 3 hours, but it really isn't that long! I love all the talks and lessons I get to hear every week because I learn so much and am reminded of my purpose here on Earth. Throughout high school, I attended seminary every morning before school where I learned about the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Church History. But living the gospel does not end at attending church and seminary, it's an every day--every minute--faith. I always base my decisions on how things will turn out in the long run rather than right at that moment. I try to live the way the Lord would have me live. I read my scriptures and pray each night and I know that Heavenly Father hears my prayers. I'm certainly not perfect, but I try my hardest to follow Christ's example and be the best that I can be. I served a full-time mission for a year and half in South America where I shared the gospel with all who would hear in hopes of helping others receive the blessings that I enjoy. I continue to try to be a missionary every day through my example and of course teaching too. Sometimes being a faithful member of Christ's church requires sacrifices, and may not always mean making the most popular decisions, but I know that I'm happier because of it!

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely! We are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints after all, and what's not Christian about that? We believe in the Atonement--that Christ died for us so that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father some day. He died for each and every one of us, not just some of us. He suffered every pain and sorrow of the world so that we wouldn't have to. We should take advantage of this gift that he has given us and repent so that we can live with Him again. Show more Show less