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Hi I'm Carol.

I'm a wife, mother, and Clinical Laboratory Scientist. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in an amazingly wonderful family and am the third of four kids. My Mom was born and raised in Japan, so we grew up speaking Japanese and eating the food. I have a love for music, and played the violin from 5th grade through my Sophomore year in college when my passion changed from music to science. I graduated in Clinical Laboratory Science, and have worked in clinical labs at various hospitals for the past 2 years. More specifically, I've worked in Transfusion where we do compatibility testing to make sure people are receiving safe blood transfusions. I love what I do! My husband and I have been married for almost 4 years, and we have a beautiful daughter who is 2. Being a Mom is the most challenging, and most rewarding thing that I've ever done! In my spare time (if there ever is any) I enjoy reading, cooking, knitting, and crocheting.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I went to church because that's what my parents did. I knew it was a good thing to do, but I didn't always realize why. The summer before my senior year of high school, I was one year away from moving off to college and being out on my own. I decided that it was time to stop leaning on my parents and their reasons for being members of this church, and I needed to gain my own knowledge and assurance. That summer, I read the Book of Mormon. But I didn't just read it, I devoured it. I couldn't stop reading, in fact. And every time I finished, my faith was strengthened and I started all over again. That summer, I came to know my Savior like never before, because every verse in the Book of Mormon testifies of Him. This life is a time for us to learn. God doesn't leave us alone in our efforts to succeed in this life. He has answered many of my prayers. He has blessed me with a wonderful family. He has given me strength to overcome struggles and hardships. I am able to be happy and optimistic, because I know that God has a plan for me.

How I live my faith

One of the best parts of this church is how service-oriented it is. There are so many opportunities for us to serve others. I especially love visiting teaching, where the women in our church visit other women to uplift and strengthen them. I've had plenty of opportunities to give service to the women I visit, and have also made dear friends through those experiences. I've also volunteered at other church-owned facilities that offer world-wide humanitarian aid.