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Hi I'm Karen

I am from the Philippines. I was a convert in 1978. I love my family and doing family history work. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father passed away in 2016 and I took part in caring for him when he was alive. I'm a homebody. I work as a transcriptionist in an office, and I'm thinking of switching to home-based so I can spend time with my aging mother and other members of our family. I like cooking, reading poetry, some crafts, and playing with the kids in my home.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon because here we can see God's plan on a larger perspective. We know why things are so, and how one doctrine is connected to another. We have direction from living prophets and apostles who actively guide us in our day. We rejoice in the Atonement but also know the meaning of reverence. We feel the Savior's atoning sacrifice as we repent of our sins and receive forgiveness. We watch over each other feel brotherhood and sisterhood not only on Sundays but every day. We are being developed spiritually, temporally, physically, emotionally, intellectually. We believe all men may be saved and exalted, not only the living but also the dead, and I rejoice in knowing that we can be reunited with family whom we may miss now because of God's plan of happiness. The holy temple makes this possible. It is also a lovely place to go and find peace.

How I live my faith

I love researching on my ancestors. It is so amazing when you think you're at a dead end and then later you find leads and then find them. I also find their posterity on social media, introduce myself, and connect with them. I like to help others with their family tree because I know that families can be together forever. I used to teach children. I love teaching the little ones because they are so pure. They love me without condition. I love to see their face light up when I come to church. Then they tug on their parents and say, "There's my teacher!" Teaching children brings out our creativity. They learn the gospel though song, dance, role play, crafts and even games. Preparation is a challenge but the results are so rewarding.

What are Mormon temples used for?

The temple is a holy place where we learn eternal truths. We believe that families can be together forever, and the temple is a place where we perform sacred ordinances that bind families for eternity. My father passed away in 2016 and I terribly miss him. But I know that we can be together again someday because we were joined together as a family in the temple. We also search diligently for our kindred dead or our ancestors by research and perform baptisms on their behalf in the temple. Show more Show less