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Hi I'm Karen Ella

I'm a PhD student. I'm an avid car dancer. I'm "the cool aunt". And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a tiny farm town with great friends and family, but I always knew I could dream big and be anything I wanted. I have a wonderfully supportive family that loves to do many things together. I love everything from dancing to football, and relish the chance to try something new. Education and dedication were always important in our home, and as a result, I've been in school pretty much constantly since I was 6. Today, I'm a single working woman, on my way to a PhD in Instructional Design, and loving life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I want to be. I was raised in the Church from birth, but found out for myself that it is the source of true happiness through trials and blessings along the way. When I read the scriptures, I know in my heart that my Father in heaven and my Savior, Jesus Christ, love me. The warm feeling that starts in my heart and spreads through the chills right down to my toes is undeniable, and I know that this Church is the way to true happiness.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day, treating others how the Savior would treat them. On Sundays I teach the 4 year olds, and try to keep my sanity while doing so. I love helping the kids begin to understand the world, but most of all I love seeing their testimonies of Christ and His gospel shine through. Each month, I get to go visit a few women, check in on them, make sure they're doing ok, laugh, talk, and sometimes cry with them. In all the years I've been doing it, I have met some of my closest friends and have always been blessed by these women who I otherwise might not have met.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Karen Ella
Mormon women are strong, faithful women who love their Savior and understand and support the priesthood. They live the gospel fully and freely. Men and women, fathers and mothers, are equal partners in a relationship, both responsible for helping, nurturing, and raising their families. Women and men have divine roles to fulfill, which can be read in "The Family: A Proclamation to the World". These equally important roles work together hand-in-hand to create loving relationships in which all can be edified. Show more Show less