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Hi I'm Karen

Am a wife, mom and grandma. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a wife, mom and grandma I dabbled in many things. Sewing, crafts, fixing things in the house. Spent over 20 years as a Cub Scout leader. During those years I discovered I was born with a rare hereditary disease putting me into a power wheelchair. Life goes on. Has given me the blessings to teach others how to live happily in a chair.

Why I am a Mormon

As an adult I enrolled in a community college to get a degree in childcare. Days before classes were to begin I felt inspired to enroll in a technical school. I tested one day and the next day joined a computer programming class that had begun a week earlier. 18 months later I interviewed for a job at a full university as their computer programmer, graduating early. The first week while at my desk sharing an office with the person I was to replace, a group of programmers entered the office and jokingly told me to watch out for that guy because he is a Mormon and will try to convert me. As they left I told my office mate that "I believed in God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost. That prayers were not to come from books but from my heart." He said, "lady have I got the church for you." I spent the next two weeks learning about the church. After being baptized decided to not stay as a programmer. Was offered a job with the county working with kids without that education. Heavenly Father blessed me then and many times since. I am very thankful for having the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

Volunteered in the community and church as a Cub Scout leader. (BSA Cub Scout Day Camp Director, Leader trainer, Committee Chairman for the church pack). In church I taught the 10 and 11 year olds on Sundays and also was a leader for Young Women ages 12 to 18. Taught some classes for the adult women, too. Served in Public Affairs which allowed me to chair many events for families and the community. Presently I write the Sunday Bulletins.