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Hi I'm Karen

I'm a Mormon, I live in the Bay Area, and I love being able to talk about my Savior!

About Me

I'm just your average young adult who sings in the shower and attends college. I love netflix. I work in a dental office, I see many teeth. I like to listen to today's top hits, I love playing volleyball, and I like having great tasting food in my system. I'm the youngest of 4 siblings which is pretty awesome. I can crack a good joke here and there, depends on how creative i'm feeling. I love fashion, I got a passion for fashion.

Why I am a Mormon

Everyone goes through things in their lives that either make them the happiest person they can be or just make us want to crawl under a rock. I, like many others, have had those experiences but it took me some time to realize that I never was alone. There was a time where I wasn't attending church and the best that I could describe that would be like a big grey cloud surrounding me and my view. I let the events that were happening at the moment overcome my every day thought. One day, I got on my knees and prayed with so much might that I was tired by the end of my prayer. I knew my Heavenly Father heard my plead. I eventually came to church one Sunday and have yet to miss one. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel, I felt so much love form my church community, and also so much love from my family. They had seen a change in attitude in me, I had a different feeling towards the gospel. I started having so much revelation upon reading the scriptures, I would read them and think "oh my, that is so true!" or "Yes! Yes! Yes!" Everything started making sense as to my purpose in this life. Without the help of my Savior, I don't know where I would be. I know that he hears our everyday prayers and thoughts and he is just waiting for us to come to him in order to give us the blessings that we need! The more I read the scriptures, the more my faith grows about the gospel. The more I attend church, the more I feel closer to Christ. I love being a mormon!

How I live my faith

I have such a strong love for my church community. I love being able to help out in the time of needs, for example if there needs to be some help of either setting up or taking down things for an event. Being able to be a mentor for young women has not only helped me be able to relate to others but also to help gain the trust of young people. Sharing personal experiences with these young ladies so they can know that everyone goes through the same things that they go through and that they don't go through things alone as long as they have the faith in Christ! Going out to teach other about the gospel, helping them feel the love I have for this church and helping those that are in need of an uplift.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Through the gift of the holy ghost, we can receive many blessing that come in all shapes and forms. We can receive the blessing of guidance, the holy ghost is like our friend who tells us what to do but gives us the choice of either taking the advice or just listen to it. If we let it be one with us, it can guide us to make the right decisions and help us feel comfort. We can also receive the blessing of keeping us together in times of need, as in comforting us and warning us about things that might not or might be good to do. We all might have felt the holy ghost in some point of our lives but we all don't have the gift of the holy ghost unless we become baptized and confirmed into the Church.Then we receive a blessing by someone having the priesthood authority from god, they lay their hands upon our heads. Once that happens, the holy ghost is with us all the time depending on out free agency and keeping the commandments of God! Show more Show less