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Hi I'm Karma

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and have since lived in many parts of the United States and England. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I very much enjoy being in and around the water. I've worked as a lifeguard, water safety instructor, swim teacher and swim coach. I am a nurse and love working with and helping people. I got my Nursing Degree when my son, son in law and nephew were going to college. My son helped me overcome my fear of Math. It was fun taking college classes with family. I am a mother of three children, two boys and one girl. I have 10 grandchildren and one great grand child, with one more on the way. I love being in the outdoors. I love the beauties of nature and living in an area with four seasons.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so happy to have the Church of Jesus Christ in my life. Its teachings are pertinent to every aspect of life. I know I lived with my Heavenly Father before I came to earth. I know that I have been placed here on earth to learn and grow; to make mistakes and be able to repent and try harder to do better. I can do this because of Christ's atonement for our sins. I have been given a beautiful example by our Savior Jesus Christ on how to live my life. He loved us and he has taught us to love one another. I know that life does not end with death. I know that as we try hard to do what is right in this life we have the opportunity of living with our Heavenly Father and family when this life is over. Belonging to this church has brought me so much happiness and joy.

How I live my faith

I worked with the teenagers, in my church, for many years and enjoyed hiking with and camping out with them. We took the youth of our area on a 6 day back packing trip in the Uinta Mountains. We had a great time, including being rained on almost every day; washing our hair and bathing (in our swimsuits) in ice cold water; catching fish and cooking them over a camp fire for dinner, and having blisters on top of blisters on our feet. We also had fun singing and story telling. In addition to hiking and camping I helped plan, with our wonderful youth, many other activities, including a mini-olympics; plays, dances and just having fun together. We also spent time learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His love for all people.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is the history of people who lived on the Western Hemisphere. It is another witness of Jesus Christ. Christ appeared to the people of the Western Hemisphere after his resurrection, just as he appeared to the twelve and others in Jerusalem. The Indians speak of the "Great Spirit" in their history. This was when Christ appeared to the people on this continent. Prophets wrote the history of the people who inhabited this continent. They wrote of spiritual events, of wars, of people living righteously and what happened when they forgot the Lord and lived unrighteous lives. It tells of the many people who came to the Americas, their lives, their trials, and challenges. These people knew of the Atonement and about Heavenly Fathers plan for all his children. Mormon was one of the last prophets to write in this book. The last chapter of the Book of Mormon gives a promise to all who read this book that if they ask our Father in Heaven, in prayer, if the writings are true they will receive an answer through the Holy Ghost that it is true. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Female members attending church on Sundays will usually wear nice modest dresses, sweaters or blouses and skirts. Men wear suits, sport coats or sweaters over a nice shirt and ties. Children also dress nicely for Sunday services. When we have activities during the week and don't meet in the chapel we dress more casual. We celebrate the local and national holidays in the country in which we live. The church celebrates Christmas and Easter. We feel that these two holidays are the most significant of all holidays as these represent the birth, death and resurrection of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less