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Hi I'm KaLene LaPreal

Just a small town girl, living in a beautiful world. I am a Mormon

About Me

Through my 18 years in Alaska I participated in multiple sports. Basketball, volleyball and track and field were the ones I competed in. Volleyball was the sport where I had the most success in. A few years ago, I got very interested in mountain climbing. I thoroughly enjoy all seasons of the outdoors. Writing poems, practicing piano, running, painting, cooking and cleaning are all my personal hobbies I have gain a deep interests in.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I was raised with active LDS parents. I went to church weekly, mutuaI and other activities as well. I always knew that LDS or Mormons were different than my friend's family. Around the age of 7 before turning 8, I wanted to know why I would be choosing to be baptized. It just felt good and right was my anwser. Not until I reached Young Women's age where I really desired to know. After a heart break from an abusive relationship with boy, I devoted my life to the Savior and desired to do more good for others than myself. I isolated myself from naughty friends and dedicated my time, money and thoughts to the Savior. The Savior was crucified on a wooden cross for my sins. I can live my life right to pay back the debt I owe to Jesus Christ. I know that there is a living Prophet and apostles here on this Earth today. One day I will meet Joseph Smith and express my overwhelming feelings I have for him and his selfless deeds. I have read and re-read the Book of Mormon to know and still learning the truths of what which that perfect book holds. I know it is true. I sit here at my desk knowing and witnessing the blessings of living a virtuous life, obeying council from the living Prophets and apostles and my parents, keeping the Sabbath Day holy, living the Word of Wisdom, paying tithing, spending time with my family instead of friends, fulfilling my callings, attending all my church meetings regardless of my health, putting others needs before my own, dressing modestly, having a clean mouth, being involved in a good cause, participating in wholesome activities, having good friends, disengaging myself from uncomfortable circumstances, listening to good music, making reasonable and meaningful goals. I am so grateful and pleased to have the Holy Ghost as my 24/7 friend and companion. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. Standing firm on my beliefs and hopefully always progressively moving in the right way along.

How I live my faith

While on many sport teams throughout my youth, I was one of a few Mormons. My teammates, peers and friends labeled us "Mormons" due to our choices, appearance, language and media. It did not take them long to recognize that I did not participate in inappropiate conduct, activities and events. I stood to my grounds firmly. Even if I was standly alone. As I have attended an university, I have had to walk away and home from group events many times due to the awful atmosphere and activities. At church, I am very proactive in serving as much as I can. I have been a ward chorister, what a joy it was for me to lead others in the Lord's beautiful songs. I enjoy listening to people. One way I have grown to love listening, visiting teaching my assigned sisters and ladies in my ward. I strive to understand and encourage those who are hurting and in need of healing. I do not like to see those who are depressed, or struggling.