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Hi I'm Karl

I live grew up and live in northern British Columbia, Canada and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and we have four children. I am a vice-principal and teacher at an elementary school in northern British Columbia. I enjoy the great outdoors: hunting, hiking, canoeing and camping. I also enjoy a variety of sports, coach basketball and am a certified referee. I spent 2 years in North Carolina as a full-time missionary for my church. My wife was a missionary in Colorado for 1.5 years. The time serving others as a volunteer has really helped us to be better parents and better citizens. I graduated from Brigham Young University and later got a master's degree from Gonzaga University. I am a hugh college football and basketball fan!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was eight years old, I was baptized a member of the LDS church. My family has a strong Mormon heritage on my mother's side going back to the pioneers who crossed the plains to settle Utah. My father joined the Mormon church when he was a teenager. Before having children, my parents attended BYU in Provo, Utah and then moved to Canada where they started their family. We are proud to have a beautiful and free country to live in. Every time I go out on the river canoeing, in the forest hunting, or the mountains hiking, I connect with nature in a way that testifies to me that a Heavenly Father was behind the creation of this beautiful world we live in. I have had answers to prayers in unique ways while out in these outdoor activities. I know that the teachings of the Mormon church can help families to be happy. As we read scriptures, say our prayers, live the commandments, and strive to love and serve others, that we can enjoy life the most. While we are not without trials, we feel very blessed in our lives. I have watched as friends have stopped following the teachings of the church and seen how they have struggled in their lives. I have also watched as friends have continued to live the gospel and seen the blessings their families

How I live my faith

I am a Cub Scout Leader and I give talks in congregations in my home town and neighbouring cities. I try to be friendly and kind to my neighbours and co-workers. I have found that when I give service to others, it helps me forget about my own problems and difficulties. Every month I visit 2 families from my congregation and share a spiritual thought with them and say a prayer for their families. I also check to make sure that their temporal needs are being met. As a family, we spend Monday evenings together playing games, having fun snacks, and learning more about the gospel of Jesus Christ.