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Hi I'm Kimberly.

I'm a wife, mother, sister, daughter and aunt. I'm a reader, chef, hiker, game player and art lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the mother of five children and my husband is my best friend. We have a huge white dog--something I never imagined! We have a lot of fun as a family playing games and enjoying our beautiful city. I love to cook and I love to read. I love art and traveling and look forward to doing more of both when my kiddos are a bit older.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the Holy Ghost confirm that the Church is true. I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and have felt peace and warmth. I have lived by the Church's teachings and they have made me a better mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and neighbor--a better disciple of Christ. I know that we need a living prophet in this confusing world. I am grateful for the clarity that the prophet brings to confusing issues. I know my Savior lives and I am grateful for His Gospel.

How I live my faith

I help the 10 and 11 year old girls in our congregation by hosting an "Activity Day" twice a month in my home where we learn different skills, do service projects or crafts, learn songs and talk about Christ. I love it! In the past I have helped organize the children's classes at church, held monthly nights out for the women and been the children's music leader. I love being involved! Personally, I try to be kind and patient and teach my children to follow Christ. I pray and read my scriptures and try to be kind and loving to everyone I meet and be worthy of the inspiration of the Holy Ghost.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Kimberly.
Nope, but it will speak out on what it considers to be moral issues. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kimberly.
No, we believe in helping all of God's children. The Church itself has a large humanitarian aid branch and sends help to those affected by natural disasters throughout the world as well as with clean water projects, food, medical aid. We make quilts and send toys and school supply and newborn baby kits throughout the world. The church website lds.org has a big humanitarian section you can browse. We are encouraged to be involved in our communities. I live in Southern California and when we were hit hard by the wildfires we spent several weekends going around and helping our neighbors. The Church also sent some containers full of cleaning supplies to distribute throughout the city. Show more Show less

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

Kimberly.
I think we're pretty normal, except we don't drink coffee or tea or alcohol. We keep the Sabbath day holy by attending Church and spending time with our families at home on Sunday. Every family is different. We love each other and try to do our best with our situations. I'm lucky that I can be a stay at home mom. We put a big emphasis on family and church service and those are the focuses of my life--trying to do what the Lord wants me to do with my family and church repsonsibilites. We have a lot of fun! We like to enjoy everything in this beautiful world the Lord has given us. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Kimberly.
The Church teaches that everyone is a loved child of God with value and worth, no matter what their sexual orientation is. The Church teaches that sexual relationships outside of marriage is wrong, whether between a man and woman or those of the same gender. It also teaches that marriage between a man and woman is ordained of God and it is the primary unit of the Church and how children are brought into this world in order to progress. We deeply love those who are homosexual and don't understand why that orientation exists biologically, but the Lord is no repecter of persons and expects all of His children to keep the commandments which includes the law of chastity. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Kimberly.
We go to church weekly to worship and take the sacrament, which is like communion. Everyone, no matter their faith, is welcome to come to church services and learn more about the Gospel. The temple is a special place where members make further promises to Heavenly Father that they will keep his commandments. It is also where we are married, or sealed together, and where we can be baptized and sealed for our family members who have died before having those opportunities in life. To go to the temple you need a card called a temple reccomend from your church leaders that confirms that you are currently doing your best to follow Christ and His Gospel as a member of the Church. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Kimberly.
That the Gospel is true and there are a lot of people out there searching for the peace that the Gospel brings. Show more Show less