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Hi I'm Kim

I grew up in Farmington, New Mexico. I am a college professor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Farmington, New Mexico where I did a lot of hiking, fishing, camping and the occasional bout of pyromania. I am an associate professor of Microbiology at a major university. I have three grown children who are pretty cool and six grandchildren who are perfect. My hobbies include creative writing, reading and spectator sports. I have gotten over the pyromania except on New Years Eve when I like to blow up gingerbread houses with our friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints but they were not very active. My mother would often take my brother and I to church and then pick us up afterward. I remember one day at about the age of 12, walking through the cultural hall between meetings at our chapel in Farmington, New Mexico and suddenly being filled with a warm and wonderful feeling. I thought, "It is really true, isn't it?" Since then, there were times when the testimony of my brother or myself weakened but never both at the same time. I remember when I was getting ready to serve a full-time mission for the church in Japan, my brother was struggling with his testimony. But after I had been in Japan for a few months, I received a letter from him. Written on the back of the envelope were two words: "It's true." Since that day almost 40 years ago, neither of us have ever waivered in our testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have served many different callings in the church and have always felt at the end of each that I was a better person for having had them. These past callings have included many years working with the youth in various capacities, including serving as a cubmaster and scoutmaster. I am currently serving as a bishop for the second time. My favorite part of this calling is talking with members individually, giving them blessings when appropriate and feeling the love that the Lord has for each of them.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

I think that we need to realize that the founders of this nation never would have condoned pornography as being under the protection of the 1st Amendment. Nothing that addictive should be protected under the law. And pornography can be as addictive as drugs. We need to support and vote for individuals who will enact laws that will make it difficult for the pornography industry to profit from the devastation of individuals and families. Show more Show less