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Hi I'm Karen

I live in Utah. I enjoy playing the piano and photography. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a large family. I enjoy doing things such as playing the piano, singing, and doing crafts. I also enjoy photography. I'm very creative and like being around others. I used to play steel drums, and I continue to improve my talents with music. I love spending time with my family and teaching children piano. I am currently attending college and preparing to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and being born into the Mormon church has really strengthened me and helped me through things I have struggled with in my life. I know that God is real and that He loves me with the strongest love, even when I make mistakes. I know that He knows me personally, and knows my specific needs because I am His daughter. Through times that I have felt alone, He has stood by me and heard my prayers. He has helped me to know, through scriptures and His comfort, that I am not alone and never will be, even if I feel like it. I know that He doesn't want me to suffer, and is willing to lift me up as I reach out to Him. I know that I have a special purpose in this life that is just for me, and that I can fulfill that purpose as I follow in Christ's footsteps. I have felt His arms around me leading me from the dark and into the light, and I know that this gospel is true, because I have felt the witness of the Holy Ghost. Also, the Holy Ghost has testified to me that this way is the correct way and the only way to happiness. It is the way that leads to a place where we will have no more sorrow, pains, or suffering. When I struggle to live the gospel, I turn to my Heavenly Father and to the scriptures or church, where I can feel a refuge from the world and once again know this is the path that I should follow. Having gained a knowledge of this Gospel through the Spirit, and feeling Heavenly Father's love for me, I will always continue to follow these things that I have learned that lead to Eternal happiness and joy.

How I live my faith

Everyday I study my scriptures and write down the feelings that I get from reading them so that I can apply them to my life and grow closer to my Savior. Recently, I have started studying Preach My Gospel and learned that someone can really benefit from studying it. Every morning, right when I get up, I roll out of my bed and onto my knees to pray to Heavenly Father. I also pray right before bed and multiple times during the day to strengthen me and help me to feel closer to my Father in Heaven. Even though I am now in college and live away from home, I strive each day to live those principles that I have been taught and that are so much a part of who I am. As I do so, I know that my Heavenly Father is with me, which is a huge blessing in my life.