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Hi I'm Karina

I'm a sister, a friend, a lifeguard, a missionary, a student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Karina and I am a Mormon. I grew up in the Church, so I don't know what it’s like not being a member. But I do know that I don't know who I would be today if I didn’t have the church. I love to hang out with my friends and family, and I love to meet new people. I love to watch movies, read books, and help others. I am a college student at BYU-Idaho waiting to leave on my mission. I love to share the Gospel with everyone, I love having my friends ask me questions about what I believe. Being a Mormon in these times is tough because of the many temptations of the world,many temptations, but I always remember what my father said to everyday “Remember who you are and what you stand for.” And I always think of that saying when I am tempted. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. And I love this Church very much. My greatest treasure is my family, and I am so glad that I will be able to be with them for eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this Church is true with all my heart and spirit. I was raised in the Church, but I continue to be a Mormon because I know this church is true, I know our Prophet Thomas S. Monson is a true Prophet. I know Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us and knows each of us by name. I know Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and I am thankful that he asked Heavenly Father which church is the true Church, because now we have The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and can learn about the Gospel. The Church brings me happiness and I want to share that happiness with everyone. That is one of the reasons I want to serve a mission. I want everyone in the world to know that Heavenly Father loves them and wants the best for everyone that's why he made the commandments. I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know my name and I know they know the name of everyone else in the world as well. This church is true and I love it so much and I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, with all my heart.

How I live my faith

Many of my friends know I am a Mormon, and I bring some of them to church with me or offer the invitation. I try to be a Missionary whenever I can. I don’t drink, smoke, or swear. I don’t lower my standards for anyone. I dress modestly. And I live worthy in order to go to the temple, because in my opinion the temple is the best place on earth. Heavenly Father has commanded us to keep his commandments and I try my best everyday to keep them. When I go against a commandment or make a mistake I repent and promise my Heavenly Father that I will never make that mistake again. I am so grateful to have the atonement so that I can repent and return to live with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again.