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Hi I'm Karin

I'm a physician assistant. I'm a musician. I'm happy and optimistic about the future and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a physician assistant currently working full-time in a large surgical practice. I appreciate the opportunity I have to work with patients and attempt to impact their lives in a positive way on a daily basis. Outside of work, I have a variety of different hobbies and interests. I have always loved music. I have played the piano since a very young age and have sung in various choirs throughout my life. I am currently singing with a 200+ member choral group, East Valley Mormon Choral Organization. I love how music has such a powerful effect for good in our lives. I also love staying active and being outdoors, hiking, running, and walking my dog. I enjoy cooking, trying new recipes, going to new restaurants, and finding excuses to get together with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is so much a part of what makes me who I am. It has helped me discover my true identity, that I am a valued child of God. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has allowed me to develop a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know they love me and are acutely aware of me. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of faith and hope. Being a Mormon has allowed me to develop of solid foundation, to stand confident for what I believe is right. I see the good the gospel brings to my life and the lives of others. Being a Mormon has made me a better person, happier, and more service oriented. I appreciate the sense of community and belonging that comes from being Mormon. I have developed relationships and friendships that will last a life time. No matter where I go I know I can always find a support system through the church.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each day. I hope people can see that it is a part of who I am. I try to be kind, happy, optimistic, and service oriented. I like the opportunity to share my beliefs with others when they have questions about my faith. Right now I have the opportunity to work with local missionaries to reach out to people who are interested in learning more about the Mormon faith. I also currently direct my local congregational choir. I love the amazing spirit music brings into church meetings and seeing how it impacts the lives of our choir members and the congregation for good. I try to have daily devotional time: time for prayer, meditation, scripture study, and reading of motivational messages. It keeps me grounded, helps me find answers to questions, gets me through personal trials, and allows me to more easily see all the many blessings God has placed in my life.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

If you are someone who is interested in knowing if Mormonism is true, there are a several things you can do. First you have to do your part. You can't know the Book of Mormon is true if you've never read it. You can't know Mormonism is true with out doing your homework, studying, and really thinking about what you are learning. Prayer is key. Pray to God. Let him know that you truly want to know that Mormonism is true or that a certain principle of the gospel is true. Ask Him to give you an answer. Focus on how you feel when you read scriptures and pray. Feelings of peace and goodness are feelings that come from the Holy Ghost and testify of truth. Show more Show less