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Hi I'm Karla

I'm a wife, a mother of five, I didn't grow up in the church but can't imagine living without the gospel and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family very much! I work as an assistant math teacher for 5th thru 8th grade students, a cub scout leader for the Wolves, Bears and Webelos, and currently on the school PTSA. I don't have many hobbies because I don't have much time. But when there is "free" time, my family likes to play board games and card games. They even like to bring their friends over to play games with the family! I also like to go to the movies and listening to music can always put me in great mood!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church and the first person to join the church in my family. I was a single mom raising my 5 year old son when a friend of mine (who was Mormon but I didn't know it at the time) bought my son a dog. The person that she bought the dog from was a breeder and was also single. We became friends and I later found out he was Mormon. I had no idea what the Mormon religion was all about. I started to hang out with some of his friends from church and appreciated having good clean fun. When I asked him about him religion, he offered to have the Missionaries visit with me and I said ok. However, he was moving out of state right before I was to have my first discussion! I freaked out! I didn't know what to expect. He moved but set it up for me to meet with them at his old roommates house (which because of them, I later met the great husband I have today). Within the first month of meeting with the missionaries, I knew the church was true! All of my friends that were not members gave me lots of questions to ask the missionaries, which I did. When I came back with the answers, my friends appreciated it and supported my decision. When I made the decision to be baptized, I was not only making that decision for myself but also for my 5 year old son. I was not married or dating anyone so this was a serious decision I had to make on my own. Through prayer, I knew that I was making the right decision for both of us. It's funny how things work out in life just from meeting that one person (who I actually havn't really talked to since!) Our life has been great! It's not that we havn't had our problems in life but we know that all that we've learned through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that we are never left alone! I did get married two years later, have four more children plus my two nieces and can't imagine life without the gospel! Knowing what my Savior has gone through and done for me, gives me the strength each day to do what is right.

How I live my faith

I currently teach Cub Scouts for the 8 - 10 year old boys. It's neat because some of the boys are not members of the church so I don't see them on Sunday's or at church events but I do see them at the school I work at and I'm also on the PTSA at school with their Mom's. I also am in charge of doing the compassionate service for our ward. What this means is if there is someone having surgery, a baby or a family is moving, I help to get people (including myself) to volunteer to bring meals, help with their children or help pack boxes. I love doing service and appreciate the opportunities that come. Plus, we have a wonderful ward that works hard at helping one another, it's great! My husband and I try and go to the temple each month with some other couples from the ward and I love it! It's a peaceful time being at the temple, and brings my busy life back into perspective. My children love seeing us go to the temple and look forward to going there themselves someday.