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Hi I'm Karen Adell Jensen

In 1971, at 18, I joined the LDS Church. 1974-76; mission in Argentina. 1977; married. Raised 5 children on Utah's West Desert.

About Me

I was raised in a faithful Christian home. Religious diversity was a part of our upbringing. At 17 some friends from school gave my name to the missionaries. As the elders told of Joseph Smith's first prayer I had overwhelming testimony borne to me which remains to this day, more than 40 years later. God lives, He loves us with the love of a perfect parent. He sent Christ Jesus so that all our sins and sorrows can be washed away and we can return to that perfect parent to dwell forever. Joseph Smith was chosen and authorized to restore all the ordinances and rights to create a pathway Home. Although it can be challenging to break away from the grip of worldly pleasures and ideas, The Gospel is simple - not necessarily easy - but simple and uncomplicated. We can return to Father, with our loved ones, to dwell, to work and to enjoy happiness beyond mortal imagining. He loves us and wants us back.

Why I am a Mormon

It is my deepest desire to sustain, defend and build up The Kingdom of God on Earth. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of His work. I spent decades without the knowledge that God speaks to His children through chosen leaders, that He has again established an organization to accomplish what He has called "My work and My glory to bring to pass the immortality and Eternal Life of Man". I never want to be without it again.

How I live my faith

Praying daily, seeking answers from the Prophets, seeking to draw close to The Spirit are important. Associating with others who share those values is key. Centering decisions in Gospel principles and remembering that Father knows me, He cares about me, He desires my greatest good and - most importantly - He is WAY smarter than I will ever be in this life so I must trust Him and His timing in my journey.