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Hi I'm Karlin Smith

I grew up in Kansas. I love to run, play music and eat delicious food. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying business management at Brigham Young University. I love to hike, run, and be outside as much as possible. I love to spend time with my family and friends. I am the youngest of four children and adore my niece and nephews. I will be a missionary for 18 months serving in the Utah Ogden missiona speaking Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because living this religion makes me happy every single day. I wake up with purpose, knowing that Heavenly Father loves me and that I can be with my family forever. While I grew up as a Mormon, I have personally decided to accept and live the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet, the Book of Mormon is true, and that Jesus Christ suffered for my sins. Because of the conviction I have for this religion, I want the world to be able to share in the joy and happiness which I am privileged to experience.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week in a student congregation at BYU. I teach in the women's organization on Sunday's, facilitating discussion about God and our role as women. I meet with other women to ensure their well-being and develop friendships. As a full time missionary volunteer for the Church I will teach others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and participate in volunteer work the community.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Karlin Smith
Our bodies are a gift from our Heavenly Father. They are incredible! They can heal themselves, run, love, play, and learn. Heavenly Father gave them to us so we can learn and experience mortality so that one day we can return to live with Him. When we take care of our bodies, the Holy Spirit can always be with us, we can feel the love of our God, and He can lead us to live a fulfilled and happy life. Our bodies are called temple because they are sacred. They house our spirit and our the means whereby we can feel the Spirit. When we take care of our bodies, we are taking care of our spirit as well. Temples are discussed in both the Old and New Testament and are sacred building wherein we can worship and feel the presence of God. We ought to treat our bodies with the same respect as we treat the House of God. Show more Show less