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Hi I'm Karen Saxelby Lozano

I love being a Mormon. I live the principles of the Mormon church. I am married with 4 children and 13 grandchildren in Utah.

About Me

I guess you can call me a convert because I was baptized when I was 13. To not be considered a convert you must be baptized at 8 years old. However, I feel we are all converts in the sense that we all have to come to know, on our own, that this church is true. I have always known that the Mormon church is true. I visited many other denominations as a youth, but all felt empty to me. I finally found my own conversion to the church when I was 22 years old. I am presently 68. I enjoy all that the church has taught me in all areas of life. How to serve others. How to search, ponder and pray. How to grow in faith and to trust my Father in Heaven. And, how to forgive. While I was young I loved to horseback ride, sing and swim. To this day I still love to dance. I am very involved with my family. We live close to each other and enjoy each others company in celebrations and achievements. My husband is not a member of the church. He is very supportive; pays tithing, preaches the gospel truths to others, but he has not found the desire to belong to the church as a member. We, together, enjoy trips together, going out to dinner and just simply sitting down and watching a good movie.

Why I am a Mormon

I started out being a Mormon because my mom was a Mormon. But now I am a Mormon because the spirit has whispered to me that this is the true church of God. I am a Mormon because I attended many other churches; namely Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Penocostal, and although they were comfortable to be at and the people were nice, I always had a disagreement within my soul as to the doctrine they taught. I felt empty and knew something just was not right. When I had the missionaries come and teach me, it was the first time that everything made since. Granted I was only 13, but inside I just knew. I knew that we had a living prophet on the earth. I knew I had a Father in Heaven that loved me. I knew that Jesus Christ was His son; my brother and that he suffered and died for my sins. I came to understand more through study and prayer. This church just makes perfect sense to me. It follows the teachings of the Old and New Testaments. It has answers to all my questions. I am a Mormon because I want to be. I am a Mormon because it has all truth. I am a Mormon because I cannot deny what the spirit has testified to me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best example I possibly can be. I am kind to others. I try my hardest not to judge unrighteously. I do not gossip. I forgive. I accept callings that come from my Bishop. I have served in many capacities in the church and have grown from all of them. These callings included being in charge of and teaching the women, the children, and the youth. I learned how to direct music as a chorister. I have planned church events and special conferences. I sang in the choir and have visited other women in the ward for over 45 years on a regular basis. I attend the Temple, I pay my tithes, I read my scriptures and I keep the Word of Wisdom, (no smoking, alcohol, coffee or tea.) When the opportunity presents itself, I talk about our beliefs and bear testimony of their truths.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Karen Saxelby Lozano
We have a general authority in our church that studied the Atonement for 10 years before he wrote a book about it. "The Infinite Atonement" by Tad R. Callister. It was a god-send for me. To simply state what the Atonement is, does it injustice, but in a nutshell...it is the suffering Jesus went through for each individual person that has ever been born on this earth. We were born perfect, but as we age, we sin. We can never see our Father in Heaven again if we are unclean. If the Savior had not suffered and died for each of us, then we would never, ever see our Father again. The Atonement made it possible for me to see my Father again. The Lord took on every single individuals sin. His suffering ALONG WITH OUR REPENTANCE makes living eternally with our Father possible. Show more Show less