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Hi I'm Karen Leihua W.

I am a single female, who loves to dance, works hard and am a graduate student of a 2nd masters. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I enjoy dancing, cooking and long walks. I have a dog that I put first over myself sometimes. I've had exchange students in my home from all over the world and just love it. I am a single female who enjoys the activities that are provided where I can meet others who are going through similar experiences. I am currently working on a 2nd masters degree and just love it. I love zoos, parks, and oceans. I've scuba dived before and last year the Dr thought that I had cancer. I've been blessed to not have it but rather Iron Deficiency Anemia (terrible case of it).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I learned for myself 17 years ago that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father who knows me personally, who wants me to be happy and wants me to return to live with him when this mortal life ends. I love the Book of Mormon. I read it every day and even those days that aren't going well for me, I remember what I read that morning and I somehow feel at peace that everything is going to be fine. I've learned that my Savior, Jesus Christ is the only one that is going to be there for me when life gets hard and I want to give up and when life is awesome and things are going well. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that not only did he die for me but that he rose for me as well so that one day I can be with our Father in Heaven. I'm far from perfect but I strive every day to make choices to help me get to that point and the only way to do it is through my Savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others and by leaning on Jesus Christ. I love to be involved with activities, helping with those that need my help in whatever capacity that I can. I love to help with the cannery so that others may have the food and basic needs to survive. I love to visit and have lunches with others to find out more about their talents and abilities so that one day I can learn from them and thank them endlessly for their help and love. I enjoy learning from others as their talents totally bless my life because I can't do what they do so Heavenly Father put them in my life for that purpose. I love the single adults in my area and am very grateful for them and for their talents and energy. It helps me grow and love and be more compassionate with Gods children everywhere. I teach primary, the children organization within the church and my sweet kids are 4-5 yr old, who are just hilarious and so awesome. I love them and they teach me every week something new and how to love, forgive and forget.

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Karen Leihua W.
The church began in 1830 in New York, in a small humble home with six members which was the minimum at the time to begin a church. Because of the vision of which Joseph Smith, Jr so humbly testifies of that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ (Spring 1820) we are able to have all of the pieces of Christs church on earth once again. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Karen Leihua W.
The activities of the missionaries are funded by their personal hard work and saving of money through their lives or by working in their high school years. Their funds are also paid for by many different family member and friends. The missionaries are not paid as they work for the 24 or 18 month time period. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Karen Leihua W.
I believe that some people call the Mormon Church a cult because of misunderstanding. A cult is another name for a group. The church is a group of people who are aiming for the same goals. We believe in Jesus Christ, we know that he lives, we love the Book of Mormon and we know that families can be together forever. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Karen Leihua W.
You can know that Mormonism is true by simple praying to your Heavenly Father. The sweet peace and tranquility that you will feel in your heart and mind will be the most wonderful answer you will ever receive. You will be calm with no crazy feelings. You will be at ease with your answer and with your feelings. You may want to cry because you feel so wonderful. Things will go your way and as you recognize Gods hands in your life, these sweet feelings will be ever more present. Read the Book of Mormon and ask Heavenly Father if it is true. We can only know for ourselves. I cannot know truth if I don't ask. Moroni 10:3-5 gives a promise and blessing that if we just read the Book of Mormon and sincerely ponder about what we read, pray personally to Heavenly Father and ask if it is a true book he'll answer you. The answer will be by the sweet peacefulness of the promptings of the Holy Ghost. You may cry, laugh, be at peace, be full of calmness or even shout for joy; but you will know. He'll tell you in your own personal way. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Karen Leihua W.
Tithing is an awesome principle. It helps me stay focused on what matters and who matters most. I see tithing as a way to give back to my Heavenly Father who has allowed me to work, eat, be healthy and serve others. Tithing is used to bless the lives of others and to build the kingdom here on earth. It builds temples, chapels, institute centers, missionary training centers and other church locations. It helps pay for church publishing's and materials needed for classroom teachings, missionary work and for the growth of the church worldwide in whatever capacity needed. Show more Show less