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Hi I'm Kim

I'm a Mormon. I'm an ordinary person who is extraordinarily blessed!!

About Me

I am a Registered Nurse and work currently in the Pulbic Health arena. I also love being an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves-the sick, elderly and disabled. I am a widow and have 3 girls-one is still living at home. I have 8 wonderful grandchildren. I am hearing impaired, but I still am able to sing and conduct music. I am truly BLESSED because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Christian in 1974. At that time, I was a member of a different Christian church. One of the biggest questions I had was regarding the "other sheep" that Christ talks about in the in the book of John in the New Testament. I asked many educated theologians regarding the meaning of this scripture and the answer was always the same-we THINK He is referring to the Gentiles. I had a great deal of difficulty understanding that there was no definitive answer. When I was living in California, I visited many churchs of various denominations but yet felt there was still something missing something not quite right. One night while I was reading my scriptures I came across the scripture in James chapter one which states "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him." I got down on my knees that night and prayed for guidance from the Lord. The next day, there was a knock on my door and when I answered, there were 2 young men, Elders, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I invited them in and asked them if THEY might know the answer to the question I had asked so many previously. To my delight, not to mention surprise, they not only had answers to that question, but to many others as well. ALL of the questions I asked were answered via scripture from the Book Of Mormon. Since I grew up in the deep South, I was taught that Mormons were Evil and were to be avoided, yet I still felt I needed to investigate more. I prayed to know if what they told me was the truth. After much prayer and scripture searching, I KNEW that the Book of Mormon, was, without a doubt, the inpsired word of God, just like the Bible. Later, once I was baptized and became a member of the church, the missionaries shared with me that the day they came to my house, they were going to stop at the house next to mine, but both of them strongly felt prompted to continue on to mine. THANK GOD they listened to the still, small voice of my Heavenly Father and went ahead and stopped!!! Becoming a Christian and joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was, by far, the BEST decision I have EVER made!!!! I hope whomever chooses to read this is inspired to investigate and learn more about Mormons.

How I live my faith

Living by faith is a continual work in progress. Each day I learn something. Each church member has a "job" in his or her church. I am the Ward Music Chair. When I was asked to accept this position, the first thing I said was "but I don't know how to direct music." The second thing I said was, "If Heavenly Father wants me in this calling assignment He will give me the tools and ability to do this job." I LOVE this calling!!! I pray for inspiration, as it is my job to foster the Holy Spirit via the music during our church services. I have great faith that my Heavenly Father takes care of all my needs. Faith in what Christ can do is very liberating-you don't worry about money, food or clothing as he promises us in Matthew chapter 6 that he knows what we need and will provide it. I KNOW that prayer works!! I know that, no matter what happens, EVERYTHING works out for the good.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kim
There is a scripture in Malachi 3:1, the last book of the Old Testament in the Bible which states "bring ye all the thithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith,saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to recieve it." We believe that our 10% not only will bless those in the community and church who need it, but that we also will be exceeding blessed by giving our tithing. It is a principle of faith-if we follow what God has asked us to do, he promises he will bless us. He actually asks us in this scripture to "test it out"-prove me now. I have had MANY, MANY blessings by faithfully paying my thithe, both monetary and spiritually. Each time I pay my tithing, I reflect upon the great, innumerable blessings I have received by simply acting in faith and doing what God has asked me to. You do not have to give your tithing to be a member of our church-but you get so many blessings when you DO give your tithing that you just can't count. Show more Show less