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Hi I'm Karaleigh

I'm the oldest of 6 girls. I'm a musician. I play the alto saxophone. I also love singing, dancing, and reading. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a collage student studying music and I love singing, playing the piano and playing the saxophone. I started in middle school, and I never stopped! I can get sucked into a good book, and love reading anything from fiction, to the classics that normally put people to sleep. They keep me alive and interested! I love a great story, whether it comes through a book, sitting down to a movie, acted out through a play and especially conveyed through sounds and music. Family is important to me as I am the eldest of six girls in mine. I love joking around with them and I can say that my sisters are my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because being apart of this church makes me feel happy. I know that it is set by the proper organization and authority of God that Jesus Christ set when he was on the earth, and I can feel Gods power in my life when I live the way this church teaches. I feel that when I live the commandments that God has set for me, that I am blessed, protected and specifically watched over. I know that the Book of Mormon is true scripture and that everything taught in that book brings me closer to God each time I read. I know that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet, and I know that he saw God. He was called to restore the one true church with the fullness of Gods gospel to the earth again. I know it because I have prayed and have received my answer. I can feel this flame ignite in the middle of my chest every time I start talking about, or pondering over the Gospel as taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In college, my church congregation consisted of young adults living in the same apartment complex. My duty in the ward was to conduct a compassionate service committee where our goal was to make sure that those who where struggling with sickness, depression, classes or just needed a friend, were taken care of. We would pick out specific individuals each week to focus on and visit them. We also planned a few service activities for the whole congregation to participate in. This helped our congregation grow together, because it connected everyone when they knew that they were never alone in their struggles and always had a large support group of fellow church members to lean back on. I really felt the love of my Savior as I participated in this, because I was helping spread his love and support God's children.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is what you believe to be true and what you know and live by. It is a firm knowledge of something, or a growing knowledge of something. We can relate it to testifying in court, as in court we speak on what we know is fact. In the church, we use testimonies as an opportunity to tell others about how we know certain principals are true or how we have felt God in our lives. My testimony is what drives me to know more about Gods plan for his children and for me personally. It keeps me constantly asking questions about the gospel, even when I was raised in the church, because learning more about the doctrines taught makes my testimony and knowledge and belief in God expand. Show more Show less