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Hi I'm Karren

I am the fourth of five sisters. I love math and learning languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the fourth out of five sisters, and I couldn't have asked for a better family to grow up in. My house was always very musical. We all took piano lessons in addition to playing instruments in band class; I chose the trumpet. I love music and singing, especially when I can create harmonies with others. I have always loved math and physics, so I chose to go into engineering once I completed high school. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into then, but engineering was a good pick for me and I dream of designing buildings, bridges and other structures. My mother's father is from Quebec, Canada, so I have some French heritage. Language has always been important to me, as I was in a French immersion program from kindergarten to grade twelve. I had the opportunity to complete some of my first year engineering courses in French as well. I am currently learning Spanish, with the help of my roommates.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church so my testimony has been developed gradually because of all the experiences I have had. There is no one moment when everything became clear for me, rather I have become more and more sure of what I believe as I have asked if these things are true, and always received the assurance that they are. That being said, I have been blessed to have many amazing experiences when I have taken questions to God in prayer. Some of the most important things He has confirmed to me include that He loves me, that The Book of Mormon is His word, and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. Because of the experiences I have had with prayer, I know that anyone can receive answers to their prayers if they will pray with faith, sincerity and the intention to act on the answer they receive.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be like my Saviour! I know I'm far from perfect but I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to learn every day when I read the scriptures and every Sunday when I go to church. I try my best to put the things I learn into practice and to live the way Jesus Christ did--by loving and serving those I meet. My faith affects literally every aspect of my life. It helps me to know how I should treat those around me and also how to make correct decisions. When I have an important choice to make, I involve my Heavenly Father in it by praying to know what He wants for me. I try to be obedient to whatever He asks of me, whether it's through personal revelation that I receive or guidance that He gives through His modern prophets and leaders. I had the wonderful opportunity to serve God and His children as a full-time missionary for 18 months, in the Canada Winnipeg Mission. It was a big sacrifice as I had to put work and my education on hold during that time, leaving behind friends and family, but it was also a huge blessing as I met a lot of incredible people, I learned so many things and I drew closer to my Heavenly Father! Now that I have returned home from my mission, I continue to accept assignments to serve in my local congregation.