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Hi I'm Karel Ivan Bodden

I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in North Philadelphia. I am a mormon.

About Me

I am Dominican, I love love love love Sports. Tennis is my passion, love to play it and watch it. I would Love basketball as well. I rep every single Philly Team especially the 76ers. My favorite tennis player is Rafa Nadal. My favorite Quote; WHY ME? Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983. From the world over, he recieved letters from his fan, one of them conveyed: "Why does God have to select you for such a bad disease?". To this Arthur Ashe replied: The world over--50,000,000 children start playing tennis, 5,000,000 learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach the Wimbledon, 4 to semi finals, 2 to finals. When I was the one holding the cup, I never asked god "Why me?". And today in pain, I should not be asking GOD "why me?".

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon Because As a kid when I was 13 I was introduced to the church. I was invited to pray about what I was taught If it was to be true. From the Get go I knew it was. I was able to gain a testimony. About Joseph Smith, that he is the prophet of the Restoration. That He did See the Father and the Son. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and it testify of my Lord and Savior. I know That Jesus Loves Me and that he has a plan for me. All this truths and more I was able to gain Thanks to the Restored Gospel Of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am active in the church. I made a pledge to attend the temple at least once a week. There are people waiting for centuries to have the same change and blessing we have obtained through the Gospel. I am the First Counselor of the Elders Quorum . I am beyond grateful for this opportunity Since I get to learn a lot from the friendship I build and the service I have had the chance to provide.