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Hi I'm Kim

I am a mom to two kids. I'm a social worker. I am adopting a child from Ecuador. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My primary role is that of a wife and a mother. I have two children and my husband and I are in the process of adopting a third child from the country of Ecuador. We can't wait to get her home! I work as an adoption caseworker and love the interaction I have with adoptive couples and birth parents. Truly I believe that adoption is a sacred work! I grew up in Idaho but moved to Utah to go to school. I have been here longer than I ever thought I would- seven years now. My husband grew up here in Utah and also went to school here. He just graduated this year, so we will see where life's next adventure takes us. Everything is better when we are together.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I have a strong testimony of the Gospel. My testimony started as a child, but deepened as a teenager when I faced a difficult time- the divorce of my parents. I learned that the pain and hurt I was experiencing could be lifted by my older brother, my Savior Jesus Christ. From that time, I made a stronger commitment to live the Gospel and have been blessed immensely for that choice. I have a strong testimony of Eternal Families. Since my marriage four years ago, my family has experienced the death of seven people, including my brother-in-law to a brain tumor, my uncle to a heart attack, my cousin in a plane crash, and my aunt from pregnancy related complications. If I did not have the Gospel in my life, trials like these would be unbearable. However, because I know that the Plan of Salvation is real and that Jesus Christ laid down his life for us, I am comforted during difficult times. I KNOW I will see my loved ones again and I know that we can be together eternally because of the power of the sealing covenants which take place in the Holy Temple. I love the Temple and the peace it brings into my life. It is such a blessing to me to know that I am sealed to my family. Death is not the end, but is just a seperation for a time. We will all be together again. This I know.

How I live my faith

I have held a variety of callings in the Church. I love serving in the Primary with the children. They are so fun and so smart. Right now I am serving in the Relief Society Presidency, the organization for women, of my ward as the secretary. This mean that I take attendance, help with the ward newsletter, and write a history for the Relief Society each month. I enjoy working with the women in my ward and getting to know them. I also visit teach four women in my ward. This means that my companion, another woman in my ward, and I try to visit each month, share a message, and check in with the women to enure that they are doing well. I love these visits as they provide an opportunity to feel close to the women and to serve them. It is very fulfilling to be a visiting teacher. My husband and I always strive to attend our church meetings every week. This is the most important participation that I have in my ward, particularly the attendance in our Sacrament meeting, the meeting held for the whole congregation. This is a sacred time when we get to partake of the sacrament and renew our baptismal covenants with our Heavenly Father.