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Hi I'm Karin

I am a native Arizonan, I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a grandmother of 11 a mother of 4 great children, each independent and loving. I love my incredible husband, interior decorating, making our home a comfortable place for family and friends. I love reading good books, playing computer scrabble, working in the yard, taking trips with family, being in the mountains, laughing with friends and family, and playing with grandchildren on the beach. I love our grandchildren, they are fun, funny, noisy, smart and very loving. We farmed on a family farm for years, my husband and I kept the books for the business. We learned how important the computer was to our accounting and record keeping. We took classes to learn how to use the computer for farm accounting purposes, it saved us lots of time. We kept records of our crops, which helped in farming. This was the early days of the computer and it has been an aid to me eversense.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but even though you are born into the church you need to study and learn for yourself that the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is here on the earth at this time. This is what I did at a very challenging time in my life, I read the Book of Mormon and found the peace and comfort the Lord promises to those that follow his teachings. It is truly another testament of the divinity of the Savior. I love the Savior and have read the Bible and the New Testament. This church and its teachings of the Savior have anchored my life; given me hope in a world that is in turmoil and taught me that Heavenly Father loves all of his children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others in different organizations of the church, being a good citizen and trying to be a disciple of Christ. As one of the past leaders for the youth of our church I have participated in community projects. Anywhere from, painting fire hydrants for the city, cleaning up yards and planting flowers for others to sewing childrens dresses for Africa. As a leader I have organized camps for young women to teach them skills of survival both physically and spiritually. I also belong to and have been a leader and teacher in our woman’s organization, we care and look out for each other in our branch,wards and our neighborhoods. Our motto is Charity Never Faileth.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Members attending Sunday services will most likely be wearing their "Sunday best," which may include suits, sport coats and ties for the men and modest dresses or skirts for the women. Children also typcially dress up for Sunday. Members of the Church celebrate Christmas and Easter, regarding these two events as the most spiritually significant days in history because of the birth, suffering, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Church members also celebrate the regional and national holdays of the countries where they live. Church members also celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and similar events. All these events are very special for our family members and when it is someones birthday or anniversary we try to get together and have a family party. Being together and celebrating these important events, keeps us close and grateful for each other. Show more Show less