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Hi I'm Karen Klein

I'm a Mormon. I am the first of 5 children born to LDS parents We lived in small mining towns in Utah and then moved to Denver.

About Me

I am a mother of six children and grandmother of 15. I graduated from BYU as a teacher, went on an LDS mission for 2 years to Chile, met and married my husband while in graduate school, and later served another mission for the Church in Argentina for 3 years with my family. I love children, home and family, helping people, and getting together with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a very prayerful woman who loved God and Jesus Christ and had a strong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My father was a good man and had a strong testimony as well. I always knew there was a Heavenly Father who loved me and I loved Him. When I was 14 years old, I felt a burning desire in my heart to know of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I believed that Joseph Smith at age 14 had gone into a grove of trees seeking an answer to his sincere prayer. I knew that God would answer my humble prayer if I read the Book of Mormon “with a sincere heart, with real intent having faith in Christ (Moroni 10:4,5).” Every day after school before studying or socializing, I went faithfully into my little private room behind the garage where I prayed and read the Book of Mormon. This I did faithfully until I finished the entire 531 pages of the Book of Mormon. Throughout the year, I had felt my heart pound and tears fill my eyes as I read this true record. Kneeling by my bed, I asked God if indeed this was his word, like the Holy Bible. There came into my being a feeling of warmth and surety, peace and overwhelming joy. I knew by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon was true. God gave to me this sure witness 51 years ago, and I have felt it many times since then. Each year thereafter, I have completed reading the Book of Mormon at least once per year. I read from its pages each day prayerfully. I treasure its words, and I treasure the words of the Holy Bible. I know that anyone who will read The Book of Mormon “with a sincere heart with real intent, having faith in Christ" shall know the truth of it by the power of the Holy Ghost. God lives and hears our prayers. Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son, our Redeemer, and the Light and the Life of the world. Joseph Smith was the prophet of the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ in these last days, and there is a living prophet on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I try every day to do what is right. I start my day out with prayer to Almighty God, because I know that without Him, I am nothing. Then, I read my scriptures and get ready for the day. I know that if I get close to God first, all else will go better. It builds the foundation for my day. I love getting together with my grandchildren and enjoy visiting teaching the sisters in my ward and helping my neighbors. My calling in the Ward is Family History Adviser, so I enjoy visiting the members of our Ward with my husband helping them with their Family History. I also work two days at the temple each week--6 hours on Wednesdays in English, and 5 hours every other Thursday in Spanish. I have served as Relief Society President, worked with the Young Women's organization, and have taught Sunday School, as well as Primary children and Adults. I have organized activities, planned weddings and meals for hundreds of people and have been blessed to assist many organizations in my community. What a blessing it has been to raise my six children, participate in their school, music, and sports activities, and now I have the opportunity to support my grandchildren far and near. How God has blessed me and my family because of the Gospel! I am truly thankful for God's rich and tender mercies. I love people and I love life!