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Hi I'm Kari

I'm a college graduate. I love to do all kinds of needlework. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated college with a Master's Degree and am trying I can to continue that. I watch documentaries and read as much as I can. You will often find me watching a documentary on my computer as I do my other love -- sewing, crocheting, quilting, cross stitching, etc. -- anything with a needle and thread. I also speak a foreign language and love to read in both that language as well as English. I have friends from all over the world - Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and North America. One really fun thing to do when we all get together is to pick a subject and then we all speak in another language and try to understand one another to see how much we can pick up with related words, gestures, facial expressions. It makes for a lot of laughs. I really enjoy decorating food although I am just learning how - especially desserts! I love life and keeping busy.

Why I am a Mormon

I love my family. They so dear to me. I cannot imagine going to heaven and not having a family. I love my grandparents but my grandfather has now passed away. I love him and miss him terribly. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, families can be together forever. My Mom and Dad will always be my parents, my sister always my sister. I will see them again after this life is over and will be able to associate with my immediate family as well as my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. as long as we keep our covenants. I have made covenants in the temple to follow Christ and keep His commandments. If I am faithful I will always have my family to be with me. I am also grateful that because of the restoration of the Gospel, that we have a living prophet on the earth today who leads and guides us. God is an unchangeable God - His laws and character does not change. Therefore it stands to reason that He would not stop talking to His children. I can also receive personal revelation for myself to help me and my family know what to do. God loves us and so He has guided his children, does guide His children, and will continue to do so. The Gospel shows me how much God cares about His children both collectively and individually.

How I live my faith

Because I am single, I live in what is called a "Single's Ward". It is a group of us church members who meet together but none of us are married. (Many of my friends met their spouses in singles' wards.) It is a great way to socialize and feel that you are part of a family. My current calling in the ward is to be in charge of FHE group "families". The ward is divided into 5 groups and on Monday nights those groups get together to share a brief spiritual message and then to socialize with various group games. My job is to make sure they are all arranged. It is a lot of fun. It also helps us with feeling like we are part of a family since most of us are away from our real families.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is a commandment given to God's children for our time. Just as God knows what is best for our spirits, He also knows what is good for our bodies. He has given and created both and therefore knows what is best for them. God gave us these guidelines so that we would live long healthy lives. This commandment does not include all of what we should and shouldn't eat - that would be nearly impossible, so God has given us these guidelines to help us know how better to stay healthy. No only does it say no not use tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, etc. but it also says to eat enough fruits and vegetables, eat meat in moderation, and that grains are to be the main part of our diet. It also states that herbs are created for us to use with skill for our benefit. The Word of Wisdom for me is a safeguard to help me keep my body strong in spite of my otherwise limited knowledge of nutrition. Show more Show less