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Hi I'm Karli Michelle

I love learning and discovering, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Karli. Currently, I'm a graduate student in San Francisco studying Asian Studies. I love languages, and I have studied French and Chinese, and I'm currently learning Japanese. I'm a voracious reader. I play the violin, sing, and dance. I love the outdoors and going running, camping, and backpacking. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all there is to learn in the world, but I am so grateful for my life and all that it has to offer. I have a wonderful family, and my siblings are my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS religion. As a child, I attended church with my parents. I would sing songs in my primary Sunday school about how much Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father loved me. When I grew up and moved away from home, I had to learn for myself if this was true. I am a Mormon because of the overwhelming feeling I get when I pray and read my scriptures that I really have a Heavenly Father and a Savior, and I have felt how much They love me. Looking back on my life so far, the teachings of the church have guided me and been my compass. I love going to church each Sunday and hearing the testimonies of my fellow Latter-Day Saints. Their examples and friendships have been a reassurance and support to me.

How I live my faith

I feel that the most important way I can live my faith is by loving others as my Savior and Heavenly Father do. I want to be a good and kind person. I try to reach out and extend my friendship to those around me. Right now I serve in a compassionate service committee in my LDS congregation. One of the promises you make with your Savior when you are baptized is to mourn with those that mourn, comfort those that need comfort, and bear one another's burdens (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 18: 8 - 9). I try my best to not only be a friend but to reach out to those who really need that comfort. I also love sharing about my faith to my friends who are not familiar with my religion. I want to share with them what has brought me great peace and happiness in my life.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Karli Michelle
Faith is like math: if you don't keep practicing it, you forget how to use it. Fortunately, faith is a lot less complicated than math, but we do need to continually practice it to be able to see it work in our lives. We can increase our faith in Jesus Christ by trying hard everyday to follow his teachings. He has taught that we should pray often, love one another, and follow his commandments. Not only will our faith in Him increase if we strive to do these things, but we will see positive improvements in our daily lives such as greater happiness and peace of mind. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Karli Michelle
Yes. While Mormons are so called because of our belief in the Book of Mormon as scripture, we also believe the Bible to be the word of God, and we study from it often. The Bible contains the teachings of God's servants and prophets as well as an account of the Savior's ministry and his words. Many scriptures in the Book of Mormon quote prophets from the Old Testament and teach of Christ's life. There are multiple truths and words of wisdom in the Bible that help us draw closer to God and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less