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Hi I'm Carlen

I lived in Las Vegas for 10 years. I've danced with Bill Gates and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many interests like music, sports and photography but my favorite thing is people. I love the quirkiness that makes everyone unique. I've had many interesting jobs that have allowed me to work with IT professionals to people looking to be bailed out of jail. I have four awesome kids and the most adorable grandson you've ever seen.I think I'm his favorite person, but don"t tell his parents!

Why I am a Mormon

I AM a Mormon because I was raised by two great parents and was baptised at the appropriate age of eight years old. The more important thing is why I'm STILL a Mormon. As an adult I decided to feast on the words of the scriptures, test the promises and commit to really knowing my Father in Heaven through prayer......not just pray....but really learn to talk to Him as my Father. I have asked the Lord to help me some pretty intense moments as well as through some rather comedic experiences. Guess what? He IS there, for me....and for you, if we but learn to know him. Discussing my life and seeking direction through the Holy Ghost secured my testimony. Amazing things happen when you team up with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They live to help us return to God's presence.

How I live my faith

I have a saying each day I try to live by. It is simply "let's go do some good." I believe in being honest, kind, forgiving and being "Christlike". I am not perfect but it is my goal each day. I have a great deire to live my faith. Therefore it's easy to acheive through pure enthusiasm. I want to do everything the Lord requires so I can get the maximum outcome and that is health and hapiness in my lifetime and eternal life as promised in the scriptures. Reading the scriptures daily....alone makes me want to be a better person. It encourages me to see my problems through, as people just like me did in ancient times. I read the scriptures to know the workings of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as well as they know mine. I enjoy my associations with people of other faiths and embrace our similarities but try to show them how we differ and why.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Carlen
Yes! Isn't that awesome? I get to hear President Monson's directives every six months through a world wide televised session of our general conference. It helps me to refocus on those things the Lord wants me to know at this time and in our day. I'm so thankful that we are loved enough by Heavenly Father to give us a prophet in our day. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Carlen
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith recognize him as a prophet as many other prophets like Abraham and Moses. Hee just lived in a more recent time. I do look forward to meeting him some day and thanking him for his valiance in listening to God the Father and Jesus Christ and obeying their instructions when this brought massive persecution to him and his family. How difficult it must have been to ALWAYS stand for truth when it would have been easier to deny his experience in the grove that morning. He stood up for God, himself and for us. I am eternally grateful to him, but As a Latter Say Saint I worship God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less