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Hi I'm Kim

I grew up in Massachusetts, married a Texan, and now live in Utah. I teach piano lessons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom and a gramma. We have 4 children who are all grown up now (2 boys and 2 girls), and 5 grandchildren (4 living and one in heaven). I have lived in Massachusetts, Louisiana, Texas, Iowa, and Utah. In college, I majored in FEHM (Family Economics and Home Management) and minored in Psychology. Besides teaching piano, I also work part-time in my husband's law office. I like to garden, cook, scrapbook, sew, read, sing, bicycle, walk and talk with friends, eat out, and watch movies. I love cats, the color blue, and dark chocolate!

Why I am a Mormon

My family joined the church when I was almost 10 years old. We were active in the Protestant (Congregationalist) Church, but my parents felt like something was missing and kept searching for the truth. Mormon missionaries found us and taught us the gospel of Jesus Christ. At that young age, it just felt good and right to me, like coming home after a long trip. I have stayed active in the Mormon church because I know it is true, through study and prayer, and it is an anchor in my life.

How I live my faith

I have served in many callings in my church. Currently I am the Food Storage Specialist, which means I help the members of my ward and neighborhood to be prepared for adversity by storing food and water. The Mormon church owns canneries at which we can work and then purchase storage items. I also enjoy singing in the choir, helping with service projects, and visiting teaching.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Self-reliance is important to Mormons because we believe it is a commandment from our Heavenly Father to "prepare every needful thing" (D&C 109:8) so that we can take care of ourselves as well as our neighbors in case of adversity or emergency. Being prepared gives a feeling of peace, security and well-being. We are counseled by our church leaders to be wise and prudent, and not go to extremes. We believe it is our responsibility to provide for our own needs when possible, and also to help others in need. As Jesus said, "Love one another as I have loved you." (John 13:34) Show more Show less