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Hi I'm Karlee Peterson

I'm an avid traveler, a college student, a Kappa Delta, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student, currently studying accounting and global communication. I recently returned from my mission in Rome, Italy. I love school, studying, running, being with my family and friends, and eating!

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon, because it helps me grow closer to my Savior. I love Jesus Christ and want to serve Him and strive to become more like Him. I find that though it may be hard to live the gospel sometimes, it is the most fulfilling way to live. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches that we have a loving Heavenly Father and that His Son Jesus Christ came down to earth to atone for our sins. This is a great message of love, hope, and peace. Through the Atonement, we can overcome any obstacles, any trials in our life. Through the Atonement, we can live with joy and purpose. I choose to stay a member of the church because I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ. I know that He wants us to grow and become better and living the commandments and going to church help us do that. In addition, I love that Heavenly Father has chosen or called prophets in our modern day to lead and guide us. It is so wonderful to hear the voice of prophets testifying again of Jesus Christ, just as they did in days of old. The fact that we have modern prophets and apostles is another testament to me that this is Jesus Christ's church. By this, I know that He loves us and He watches over us and guides our lives. I hope that you can find peace in Him, even our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to become a little better everyday. I focus on trying to pray and read my scriptures every day. I focus on trying to be kind and loving to all of God's children. I focus on serving others. I focus on trying to make my faith something I live by everyday instead of just sometimes. :) Notice the key word is try. All we can do is try to live a good life, and rely on the Savior to help us, because he will. I love Philippians 4:13 which says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."