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Hi I'm Karma Dixon

My family moved to Utah from Iowa before I was born. We were welcomed and loved. Now, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 19. I have been happily married for almost 31 years. My husband and I met just after I had finished law school. After we married, we were blessed with two children and moved to Ohio for my husband's employment. A few years after we returned to Utah, we had the opportunity to adopt two children from Brazil. We spent many years at band concerts and soccer games. My favorite of the sports my children participated in was track. I have been blessed to have wonderful family members and now have three terrific grandsons with another grandchild on the way. My husband and I will soon begin serving a mission for the church. I am very grateful that we can do so.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a great family that moved to Utah from Iowa. I was the youngest child in my family (my sister is 17 years older than I) and grew up adoring my siblings and parents. I could never imagine life without them. I was also raised in Utah where the people not only accepted our family, but truly loved us. My friends shared gospel principles with me. Insightful leaders included me through using my skills in activities. What I was taught in my home was consistent with the teachings of the Church. I was about age 15 when I began to ask myself serious questions. My parents had faith in God and Jesus Christ, but were not active in any faith. I began to evaluate what I believed and I knew that any true church would have to promise that my family would be together forever. The only church I found where that was doctrinal was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). I attended the church services and activities and loved the feelings there. I decided to join the LDS Church . My parents were supportive. But when I told my youngest brother, he told me that he did not believe in God. I cannot explain the immediate loss of direction I felt. I began to question whether a God could exist if he did not let my brother know that he existed. I no longer knew what I believed. My father became very ill and the doctors attending him seemed unable to diagnose the problem. My brother and brother-in-law both held the priesthood in the Church. Each gave him a blessing. Dad was blessed that he would get better and that he would return to his family. I felt something that day. I began to see that there was a power bigger than us and that was God. Since that time, I have seen many miracles in the Church. This is God's Church, with his authority. I love the gospel.

How I live my faith

My parents taught me to live up to my commitments, so when I joined the Church, I have tried hard to follow that teaching. The Church has given me so many opportunities for growth and happiness. I have been able to teach, to lead an organization, to serve with other leaders, to work with youth and children, to work with music, to work on floats for parades, and mostly to serve others. Those skills helped me in my professional life and gave me the tools to serve as the president of the elementary school Parent Teacher Association.