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Hi I'm Karen

I grew up in the desert. I love being a "Grannie" to our 40 Grandchildren! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of 3 daughters and 6 sons I'm a big fan of family reunions, family newsletters and keeping connected since we are scattered about the country. I graduated from college, married my chemistry lab instructor, and found that "the art of living is adapting." I'm excellent at living within my means since we were on a student budget for many years. I enjoy travelling, sewing, reading, participating in service opportunities, indexing records for familysearch.org, and especially serving my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was taught as a young child that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and hears and answers prayers; that he knows and loves me because I lived with him before I came to earth; and that I will be able to return and live with him again someday. I believed my parents teachings, but I also had to find out for myself that it was true. I found at an early age that he did in fact hear and answer my prayers, and I have never doubted that truth. There is no concern of mine that I cannot pray about and receive an answer. I have felt peace in my heart as I sought divine help throughout my lifetime. As a mother I was especially grateful for the help I received in teaching and helping my children to make choices that would bless their lives and the lives of their children.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good citizen in my community and participate in the election process and be honest in my dealings with others. I believe in being generous with my means to support worthy causes and those in need as well as paying a tithe of 10% of my income. My husband and I were asked to be Home Teachers to 3 families in our congregation to visit them monthly and help them with any needs they may have. I and another woman were also asked to visit 3 women in our ward as a Visiting Teachers each month to share a Spiritual Message and see to their individual needs. In my faith, looking after each other is a wonderful privilege. I have also been asked to accompany the Ward Choir as they practice and sing for our Sunday Sacrament Meeting. It is not easy to recover my piano skills at this point in my life, but I know the Lord will bless me as I do my part.