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Hi I'm Karen and I'm a Mormon.

My father was in the military & we've traveled throughout the world & found the church to be the same everywhere we have lived.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother and now a grandmother with 19 grandchildren! I am so grateful for my husband, for his loving thoughtful ways. He has been such a good example to me and our family of one trying to live the teachings of Christ. I love doing things with and for my family. What a joy it is to have grandchildren. They bring so much happiness into our lives. They are normal in every way, just as my own children were, but when I think about how the Savior viewed little children with their great worth, I love them as very precious friends. My husband and I take every opportunity we can to spend time with them, even including them in things we enjoy, such as, gardening, biking, hiking in our beautiful mountains, card-making, reading, family history and genealogy. I am trying to learn the Spanish language and even practice speaking Spanish with our grandchildren too.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church, I have had many experiences that have strengthened my feelings about the gospel. Once as a young single adult (about 19 years old), I was reading the Book of Mormon. I had an overwhelming feeling come into my heart that it was true and the more I read, the more I felt it. Even now as I read it each night, I know that the Book of Mormon contains the whole truth and I feel the same confirming witness in my heart. I love reading the Bible also, especially the New Testament. Learning these truths about our Savior, Jesus Christ, has helped me strive to live a more Christ-like life. It has really blessed me and my family in so many ways. Probably the most important way these teachings have blessed us is knowing how to deal with trials and challenges as they have come into our lives. We are always surprised and sometimes overwhelmed with these difficulties, but we move forward with faith in our Savior knowing that, in the end, "all things will work together for our good". Then we feel the peace and hope that is in the gospel.

How I live my faith

When you know the truth, it is only natural to want to live it. I am trying to live my faith by studying to learn more and helping others in various ways. I love to teach others about what I know to be true and help them feel the same joy that I do. Currently I am teaching young women (teens) between the ages 12-18 years old. It is so fun to work with them and help organize activities and programs for them. Just recently, we had an activity where one of the oldest girls help to teach the younger ones about family history and "Indexing". Indexing is extracting names and information from old records of the past and putting them into the church's genealogical database for other people to use to discover their ancestors. The girls are really enjoying it. I enjoy serving within the church. I love helping and being around people who are trying to live good lives. They are such a good influence on me. Whether I am working with the children, youth, scouts, or adults, my experiences with them have been faith-promoting and my testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ, has grown. I have certainly felt His love for me, my family and others whom I have had the privilege of knowing. Our Savior truly knows each one of us and loves us more deeply than we can understand and I love Him too.