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Hi I'm Kim

About Me

I am a son of God who has been very blessed throughout my life. I am married to one of the most beautiful, and interesting persons I have ever met. My wife and I have been married for 19 years. We have an 13 year old son, and an 11 year old daughter. It took us 6 years before we were able to have our first child. Had it not been for the miracles of modern fertility medicine we would not have have any children. 10 years after our daughter was born, we were blessed with the miracle birth of our second daughter! I am a retirement consultant by trade, and help people plan for their golden years. I went to school at Ricks College where I met my wife Jenny. I lived in Venezuela and Columbia during my junior year of high school as an exchange student, and was fortunate to learn to speak fluent spanish. This came in handy a few years later as I was called to serve a mission in The Buenos Aires Argentina South mission. My mission was one of the greatest expereiences of my life. I am gadget geek. I love technology. I have a passion for advancements in communications, and devices that allow us to do more with our limited time here on earth. I also enjoy camping, hiking, geocaching, and shooting sports. My son and I are very active with the Boy Scouts of America. I feel it is important to learn the values and skills that are taught through scouting. Our world needs more of these principles. I really enjoy watching movies, and especially comedy, and action themes.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because when I was 16 years old I was living in Venezuela, and feeling very lonely, and missing home. That day I decided I would read the story of Joseph Smith in his own words. I grew up hearing the story of Joseph Smith, but I had never read the story for myself. I was amazed to see the humanity in Joseph as a young man, and felt a kinship with how he had felt as a young man. This was a time in my life when I wanted to know if this church was true or not. I need to make a decision about what standards I was going to live in my life. I remembered the words of my parents who taught me to pray to God for answers in my life, and that is when I decided to get on my knees and ask God for myself if this church was true. Well, the rest is history, and needless to say, I received an answer to my prayers that I will never forget. That answer that day had given me the drive to press forward in my life seeking the things that God would have me do. I know that Jesus Christ is our redeemer and savior of the world. He lives, and it is by him that we will live again. I know this church is God's church on the Earth today, and is led by a living prophet.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunites to serve others in the church. I am currently serving as the Branch President in my local congergation. Being a branch president means that I have the opportunity to oversee the needs, and spiritual growth of our local church group. I enjoy working with the youth the most. They make me feel young, and I can relate to many of the difficult choices they have to make in the world today. I try to have a montly opportunity to meet with all of the youth and engage in a casual conversation about issues they face in their daily lives. Giving of my time and energy to the church has been a wonderful experience in my life. As I serve in the church, I feel of worth to my Heavely Father, and I know that he has blessed my life for the service given. It is my hope to continue to always serve the Lord in any capacity he may see fit.

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

The gift of the Holy Ghost is a constant guide in my life. Even in times when I don't expect it to be there, it has been. One of the greatest gifts I have received from the Holy Ghost is the gift of comfort durning difficult times in my life. All of us will have to endure tragedy, and hardship in our lives, but who wants to do it alone. The Holy Ghost has been my companion during these moments in my life, and have given me great relief durning those difficult times. This gift can be yours too! Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

I like to think of the Mormon lifestyle as our culture. I have visited Mormons in several parts of the world, and I think you will find a similar culture in the life of every Mormon family. Our lifestyle is not much differen than that of other people in my community. We have a focus on families and feel that there is no greater accomplishment in life that to raise a family that is pleasing to God. We love our families as much as any other family in my community, and spending quality time together is very important. Mormons love to work. We take our responsibility to provide for our families seriously. We strive to be self-sufficent and be a contributor to our communities. Mormons love to serve others, and you will often find us involved in service projects for family, friends, and the community. Mormons love to learn. Education is a key element in the life of a Mormon. Learning is a lifelong process, and it starts in the home. Mormons read, and read often. We enjoy reading books that are educational, wholesome, and entertaining. Learning by study is a principle taught in every Mormon home. We encourage higher education, learning skills, and sharing our knowledge with one another. Mormons love to have fun! In fact Mormons enjoy having fun so much that we devote one evening a week (typically Monday) to having what we call "family home evening". During family home eveing, we learn more about the gospel, and spend quality time with our families. Show more Show less