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Hi I'm Karin

I'm a Mormon. And I'm very grateful that I am.

About Me

I am a mother, a grandmother, a RN, a widow, and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. When I was 34 yrs old and a mother of seven children aged 12 yrs to 13 months, my 35 year old husband died suddenly of a heart attack. I thought my life ended with his, and it was a great struggle for me to get on with my own life as a single mother. The strength I gained from attending church, and the love I felt from church members got me going again. Church members gave service to my family - chopped wood for us, provided Thanksgiving feasts, presents at Christmas, new dresses for my girls, and they listened to me grieve, - so many kind acts of love. I know when difficult things happen to us - like losing your mate- Heavenly Father loves us, and He is giving us an experience that will help us grow and become better, and closer to Him and his Son, Jesus Christ. I had to put forth effort, and keep doing the things I knew were right, and trust in Heavenly Father's plan for me. My life got very good, again. I am so happy with my family, my 19 grandchildren, and the love we share. I have found a life of service working as a nurse, and I am grateful that I have been able to help others. I love Heavenly Father, and Jesus. They bless me and help me daily. I am so thankful for the gospel -" The Plan of Happiness". I have faith I will be with my husband again after this life. I know I am never alone -- Prayer keeps me close to my Father in Heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I find happiness as I live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I attend church each week and try to apply the lessons I learn at church to my life. I find it is doing simple things that brings me happiness - be nice, say my prayers, read my scriptures, serve others when I see a need, repent when I make a mistake. I feel the spirt - the Holy Ghost- guide me and help me make good choices. The more good choices I make - the more happiness I feel! I know that I can overcome the negative influences in this world by following the teaching of Jesus Christ. We all have agency and we can choose. We can choose to be happy -- or not. I try to remember "Kindness begins with me". The gospel of Jesus Christ can make the world a better place for all of us, and living the teaching of Jesus brings happiness to my life. I have had many trials in my life - problems that I had no idea how I would possibly survive. Because I try to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, I believe solutions have come to me for every problem. I believe the Lord sends blessings and help to those who try to follow Him. I know He answers prayer. I am a Mormon because I know the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I have read the Book of Mormon. I know it is true. I have prayed and studied and asked for answers. My prayers have been answered. I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints contains the true gospel of our savior, Jesus Christ. I continue to learn and grow as I try to follow the Savior.

How I live my faith

I love to attend church. It fills my soul each week. I enjoy serving the children at church, and have taught them in Primary for many years. I love the children, seeing their happy faces, eager to learn, and sing, and feel the spirit of our Heavenly Father. I have also helped in the women's orgainization in the church.   I love to cook a meal and take it to a new mother and her family. It's fun to drive the teenagers to an activity and hear their excited chatter. I enjoy listening to BYU-TV and hearing inspiring messages from our leaders. I visit a lady who can not leave her home due to illness. What a joy she has become in my life. Instead of me serving her, I think she serves me! I love her stories and her faith. She lives the gospel while shut in her home. She reads every lesson for her church classes, even though she can not attend them. She calls people and cheers them up. She prays and has faith and trust in the Lord. I have learned to truely love her. I try to live my faith by being obedient to the teaching of Jesus Christ, to continue to learn of Him at church, to give service. I work as a Hospice Nurse. I want to give Christ-like service to each of our patients. Christ has compassion and love for everyone. I hope I can give compassion and love to my family, friends, patients, and everyone, too.