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Hi I'm Kara

I grew up in Salt Lake, Utah. I have been called as a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the beautiful Salt Lake valley, but recently moved to Rexburg, Idaho to attend BYU-Idaho. I am currently a sophomore, but have the incredible and unexpected blessing to serve a mission as a 19 year old! I can't wait to serve the Lord for 18 months of my life and spread the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

It's true I am from Utah- many people see me as the "typical Mormon girl" raised in a bubble. Some even go so far as to say that I was brainwashed, but they are wrong. I am a Mormon because I chose to live my life this way. I am a convert too. I was not born with a testimony, nobody is. I know the blessings of being a member The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints because I live it. I have questioned the church and found answers through the scriptures and the prophets. I have read and prayed to know that the Book of Mormon is true and although my witness came unseen, it was equally as powerful as any witness from an angel. Opposition and anti-Mormonism has not been withheld from me. But because I live by faith through the witness of the unseen power, the Holy Ghost I can stand assured that this is truly the fulness of the the gospel of Jesus Christ. The very same doctrine and priesthood found in the Bible. I am a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints is led by God through a modern day prophet. Those who live by these teachings will not be led astray, but can find peace and joy through the cleansing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and can live with their families in love forever. Our message is love, joy and peace.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is a church of love. I live my faith through acceptance and love of others. I have been blessed to participate in the church's visiting teaching program. Each woman is placed in a partnership and are assigned to other women in the area to visit and serve. We are trying to exemplify the life of Jesus Christ by serving His children. I have come to know my Savior better and felt of His love for the women in my area as I have served and loved them.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Kara
To me, the temple is one of the most glorious parts of the Gospel! The purpose of temples is for both the living and the dead. We go to make sacred covenants (promises to God that we will keep specific commandments) and then we can be sealed to our families and spouses for all eternity. Once we have done these things for ourselves we can then perform these ordinances for those who have died without the opportunity to accept the gospel. We stand proxy for them while we perform ordinances like baptisms, receiving the Holy Ghost, covenant making, and sealings. We don't know if the person we are performing these ordinances for will accept them, but we are providing them with the opportunity to accept them. Many people think that we are secretive because we don't allow everyone to enter temples. Outside each LDS temple are the words "The House of the Lord". We take this literally. The temples are sacred buildings and we must be clean in order to enter them. Only those who have promised to purify their lives can enter these sacred buildings. It is a type of progression. You wouldn't teach calculus to 6 year old- they must master the previous concepts in order to receive further knowledge. Everyone who has lived their lives in accordance with the basic commandments found through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints can enter the temple to receive more light and knowledge. Show more Show less