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Hi I'm Kerri Carlin

I was a school teacher for 26 years and now am retired, living in the beautiful state of Idaho, U.S.A.

About Me

I am in the "sunset years" of my life, but feel so much younger. I am a retired teacher and loving life in the Northwest U.S.A.. I have lived mostly in hot, desert areas of the southwestern U.S.A.,( even living 4 years in Saudi Arabia) so living in Idaho has been a huge change for me. I feel as though I have finally found my "home", as I love winter sports like sledding, skating, snowshoeing, etc.. I have found many kindred spirits here who love the same things I do, such as reading, gardening, movies, hiking, searching for my ancestors, exploring Nature, and playing games. Traveling and adventure-seeking are also pet interests, having lived in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the U.S.. I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

Today's world has become so cluttered with chaos and negativity. I have been able to stay out of this darkness through my involvement in church activities and trying to live by following the example of Jesus Christ. I love the scriptures, the teachings of Christ, and the organization of His church. It is such a positive, enriching, and loving gospel and makes life an exciting adventure. I feel the Savior's love and guidance on a daily basis and never feel alone. There is clarity in the direction my life's path is taking and for that reason I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Christ's example was to show us how to serve and I am so blessed to be living where there are ample opportunities to do so--whether it be through our church organization or through community programs. There is such satisfaction and joy when I'm involved in projects that are helping others, such as with the refugee population in our area or helping my neighbors. Each month I visit four women who I have been given the responsibility to make a connection with and make sure they are doing well, and to leave a short spiritual message that brings them closer to the Savior. I look forward to this each month as these women have become my friends, not just my neighbors, through these visits.