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Hi I'm Karen

I'm a mom. I love watching Japanese anime with my kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many hobbies. I enjoy quilting, sewing, playing piano, and knitting. I've tried out different crafts from soap stone carving to tatting. Unfortunately, there's little time to do all of them, so I have to limit myself. Some of my worst sorrows and best joys come from my family. I'm still working on balance.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that is actively practicing LDS. In my youth, I wasn't very sure if I wanted to remain LDS. I would talk with friends of other faiths, and those proselyting from other faiths. After much conversation and pondering if one religion or any religion at all was important to me, I decided to to take the challenge that all LDS missionaries give investigators, which is to read the Book of Mormon and pray about the truthfulness of it. I did, and felt a quiet confidence that the Book of Mormon was true. Any questions or doubt that I had experienced before were no longer a concern. Although, it's not always easy because there are always trials of faith, each time I read the Book of Mormon, I feel at peace.

How I live my faith

Currently, I work with the young women, age 12-17. I specifically teach the 12-13 year olds. Besides lessons on doctrine and character development, I help teach crafts. I have been working with the young women for almost 3 years, and I love every minute. Last year the church curriculum changed and has put the focus on having the youth participate more. It's wonderful to hear them share how they have overcome trials of faith, their goals and dreams.