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Hi I'm Karl Anderson

I grew up in Utah County. I play football, sing, and act. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I played football for Lone Peak High School, was a 2nd Bass in Lone Peak's Chamber Choir, and was in many theatrical productions at Lone Peak including Lysander in Midsummer Night's Dream, Tony Abbott in Heaven Can Wait, and Luther Billis in South Pacific. I guess you could say I'm Troy Bolton, only not as cool as Zac Efron.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon not because almost everybody I know is Mormon. Please, don't think that everybody in Utah is brainwashed into being Mormon from birth. I faced a decision when I was 15 years old whether or not I would live like my family or friends or how I wanted to be. And oh boy, I wanted to be different. But I thought it was a good idea to read the Book of Mormon first, to see if what everybody says is true: that it is truly a book from God. That year, I read the entire Book of Mormon by myself and took Moroni's challenge given in Moroni 10:3-5 and asked God, really wanting to know if He sent me this book to make my life the best it can be. I received my answer. Nothing spectacular, but a feeling of confirmation and truth. I have repeated that process from time to time, and every single instance I receive the same feeling. I know through this constant experimentation that the Book of Mormon is a true book, that Joseph Smith Jr. did translate it and that he was a true prophet of God. I know that my redeemer Jesus Christ lives, that he did come to the ancient Americas after he was resurrected, that he atoned for my sins so I can live with Him again after this mortal life. Most importantly I know that He loves me and wants me to be the best person I can be, so that is why I want to become the best person I can be.

How I live my faith

If you ask anybody in my ward, they will tell you that I always volunteer for anything. Whenever anybody asks for a volunteer, no matter what it's for, my hand is the first one in the air. I just think that it's good to be eager to serve and I think that it exemplifies the LDS faith if I exhibit that enthusiasm as much as I possibly can. I'm currently about to serve a full-time mission in Berlin Germany and I can't wait to go out and serve the people of Germany.