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Hi I'm Karen

I'm an Indiana native. I'm a mother to a darling baby girl. I'm a dental hygienist. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being with my family. I married my high school sweetheart and we recently had our first child, so life has been an adventure lately. We love watching her grow and we're learning how to be good parents as we go along. I love being outside. My favorite place in the world is St. Joseph, Michigan. It's so beautiful and peaceful there. I am a dental hygienist, but I have a serious sweet tooth - candy, ice cream, cup cakes - love them all! I also love doing Zumba and Yoga when I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since I was a child. But I'm a member now because I've found for myself that it's true. It makes sense to me that God truly loves all His children, no matter when they lived. And if that's true, then it follows that if God gave people prophets and scriptures to guide them in the past, He could certainly provide us with those same blessings today. I believe the Bible is the word of God and that the Book of Mormon goes hand-in-hand with it, strengthening my testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ. I believe God answers our prayers. He speaks to us and guides us through His Holy Spirit and through the words of prophets of old as well as in our time now.

How I live my faith

One of the things I love about this church is that we live our religion every day. I love going to church on Sundays, but I try to keep the Spirit with me throughout the week. I work with the young women in my area - I teach them gospel lessons on Sundays and have activity nights with them on Tuesdays. I try to be a good example of the high standards I've been taught when I'm at work or just in my daily life. I'm not perfect, but knowing Heavenly Father loves me gives me so much happiness and strength that I keep trying every day to improve myself and to help those around me as well.