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Hi I'm Karisa

I'm a dancer and a missionary. I love my family, being outdoors, and making others smile. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a full-time missionary preparing to serve a mission in Taipei, Taiwan. I enjoy reading, dancing, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends. I'm a non-stereotypical pageant girl and I love, love, LOVE working with children. In the summertime I was a swim instructor and I used to volunteer as a dance teacher in the fall. I love seeing those sweet faces light up with confidence when they had accomplished something they never thought they could.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, but I know for a fact that this is the true church. If I didn't know it already in my mind and in my heart, then I wouldn't be dedicating 18 months to go to a foreign country, with a new language, in order to share the knowledge that I've been given. I have found that this gospel can bring eternal happiness and so many blessings if we choose to live and obey the commandments our Heavenly Father has given us. I feel the love and comfort of the Holy Spirit every time I pray or read the scriptures. Doing so makes my day brighter, even when the hardest of trials seem to come my way. I am so happy to have the gospel in my life, because it has made me the person I am today. I may not be perfect, but I know I'm a daughter of a King.

How I live my faith

I used teach 2-3 year-old's about the gospel of this church in my home ward. I love how easy it is for them to realize and understand the love from our Heavenly Father and their love for him. Sometimes we tend to over-think the doctrine, but in reality it's a simple and such a marvelous work. I've learned that while I was able to serve as a nursery teacher. I LOVED IT! Right now as I serve as a missionary I am given an amazing opportunity to not only help others, but to strengthen my own testimony as well. I do my best to invite others to come unto Christ and I love every minute I'm out in the field serving!