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Hi I'm Kari

I study Anthropology & French. I love Oscar Wilde. I dream. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Some thirst for fortune others for fame, but me, well, I thirst for knowledge :) I thrive on analyzing, reading, and asking "why?". Always digging deeper and never taking life for face value. When I have free-time, which is rare, my hobbies include playing piano, keeping a journal, doodling, reading, watching Hugh Jackman movies, and four-wheeling. I occupy most of my time doing humanitarian work and service. I love to talk with people and to help them in anyway that I can. My dream today is to do something tomorrow that will bring me closer to my dream of making a little more than a big difference. My mom is my example and she challenges me to be the power woman I know I can be! I will do something freakishly awesome with my life like help children in Haiti gain an education or hop on over to Africa and become an AIDS educator. With God as my strength, I have unlimited potential. No dream is too big with His help.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church, yet in many ways I am a convert. Everyone who comes to know Jesus Christ must have a conversion experience. I have come to know that Jesus is the Christ and this is His restored gospel. Life is unfair at times, but it's okay with me because I trust in Christ and find hope in His gospel. He died for me and He lives today for me. God answers my prayers. I feel His love. It is not always easy to be Mormon; it is, however, always worth it. I choose to have faith in Christ everyday because it gives me the strength to make it just one more day. When life seems like the sun will never rise, my faith tells me beyond all doubt that it will. When life gets hard, I know in whom I can place my trust. It is Jesus Christ :) Being Mormon gives me guidance, direction, hope, and true happiness.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday, but living my faith is not just a once a week activity. It is a life-long commitment. I am a Mormon each and everyday of my life. Everyday I live my faith by serving in my community and in this church. Sometimes living my faith is as simple as asking "is there anything I can do for you?" Other days being Mormon means attending religion classes, participating in service projects, visiting the sick, or raising awareness about certain needs in the community. I am far from perfect, but I try to follow Christ's example of love. I believe that helping others to discover happiness is one of the greatest rewards of being a Latter-day Saint. I have worked with many at-risk youth in various programs ranging from Big Brothers Big Sisters to Boys & Girls Club, among others. I have helped raise money for orphanages in Haiti, assisted in hospices, lead clubs and organizations, donated to those in need, participated in genealogy work, and many other service activities. While no Mormon is required to do any of these particular acitivities, I choose to so that I can develop Christ-like love.