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Hi I'm Kara

I grew up in Alberta, Canada. I'm passionate about helping others, especially youth in the world today. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

About me.... I love to play the guitar and taught myself when I was 12 years old. Snowboarding is my favorite winter sport, but rugby is the best over all. My favorite food is my mom's homemade chicken casarol and homemade cherry cheesecake. After graduating from High School, at age 17, I took a year for myself, during which I lost myself in the things of the world. I was able to attend a year of College where I studied Child and Youth Care, so basically working with teenagers and I loved every minute of it. I was in an ATV accident the summer of 2011 which changed my life forever and looking back I'm so thankful for that experience because it's a part of who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason that I am a Mormon is simple. I know that it is true. I do not merely think that it is true, I know it is. Throughout my life I have always had questions about the truthfulness of this church and it wasn't until I really wanted to know for myself and I studied and pondered about the things I was being taught that I felt it was time for me to ask. So I did exactly that, I prayed to my Heavenly Father to manifest unto me whether or not these things were true and I recieved my answer. Not in any grand way or by a life changing sign, the Holy Ghost bore witness to me that it was true and I've never looked back from making the decision to be completely dedicated to this gospel. It was not easy and it did not come right away, but my answer came in the Lords time and in the Lords way and I was ready for it when it did. I still have many questions as we all do, we are human after all, it is in our nature to be curious and to wonder, but I NEVER doubt. I know that I am right where I'm supposed to be thanks to where I've been.

How I live my faith

I think the best way that I can describe how I'm living my faith at this point in time is that I'm serving a mission. Throughout my life I've always loved activities where I was able to give some sort of service to those around me. Now that I'm serving a mission I'll be able to do that every day and it makes me so happy. I've been a leader in many different aspects of my church, a lot of which is again merely providing service to those who need it. I've planned multiple activities with the youth of my church as well as with the adults. We often say in our church that "Charity is the pure love of Christ", charity, service, compassion, all of these things are the pure love of Christ and are the attributes which Christ lived by. My faith is trying to be like Jesus.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Kara
I love this question because it's one I once had myself. Jesus taught that baptism is a saving ordinance and the gateway into heaven. Now, wouldn't it be foolish to think that just because we didn't have the opportunity to get baptized during our time on earth that God doesn't want us to enter into heaven... of course not. Which is why we perform proxy baptisms in the temple, so that all those who would have accepted the gospel while on the earth but merely didn't have the chance, can now choose as to wether or not they accept that saving ordinance done in their behalf. I love going to the temple and giving those people who have passed on before me the chance to accept His (Jesus Christ's) gospel. Show more Show less