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Hi I'm Kara Anderson

I grew up in Boston, MA. I am studying Italian and Linguistics and I love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Junior in college and just returned from an internship in Italy where I worked in a restaurant and translated for a culinary school, which was amazing. I am now on my way to Russia where I will be serving a mission for a year and a half. I love spending time with my family and friends, playing sports, music, cooking, reading, and learning about new languages and cultures and ways of seeing the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the LDS church all of my life because my parents raised me in the church, but this does not mean that I do not know for myself that these things are true. I have spent many sleepless nights searching myself, the scriptures, and the teachings of deep thinkers that the world has produced over the ages to come to this knowledge. When I was 16 I lost a loved one who meant everything to me, this caused me to rethink everything I had ever been taught and for a long time I felt like I didn't know if there was a God. Since that time I have slowly come to know for myself the truthfulness of the scriptures, of God's plan of happiness, that He loves all of His children, that we do have a purpose here on this Earth, that there is a true prophet on the Earth, and that we must follow God's teachings and apply Christ's atonement in our lives in order to return to our Father in Heaven. I know what it feels like to doubt and to feel completely alone, but God knows me personally and guided me patiently back to Him. I have seen the effects of the Gospel in my life and in others lives around me and am so grateful that I am able to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by making it the major part of who I am. I try to live the things that I have been taught and have come to realize are true, one step at a time, and to keep moving forward even when I fail miserably. I've learned that living my faith means truly coming to know Christ's teachings and how to apply them in my life so that I can become more like Him. I've learned that this means having patience with myself and with others and to never judge but to just make sure I live the best way I know how and try a little harder to be a little better every day. I devote a lot of my time both personally and socially to my faith. I go to church every weekend and participate and help plan many activities. The people in my church have become like a family to me and we live our faith by serving each other and others around us in our community. I am now completely devoting a year and a half to my faith as I pause my schooling to serve a mission in Russia.