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Hi I'm Kim

I'm a down-to-earth Idaho farm boy that loves his family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father, educator, Boy Scout leader, and real estate investor. Born on a farm in Idaho, I learned how to work hard and enjoy it. I loved working along side my father on the farm and on Boy Scout outings. I love my job because we develop 21st Century Learning Environments that are great for students and teachers. I love the great outdoors, but my newest hobby is real estate investing. A couple years ago we started rehabbing older homes to rent or sell.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong active Mormon family where the gospel was taught and practiced in the home. Our Mormon roots date back to 1835 in Kentucky where my Great-Great-Grandfather heard the message of the restored gospel from two Mormon missionaries. As a child I felt the love of my Savior and the guidance and protection of the Holy Ghost many times. My testimony grew over time through my personal experiences and study of the gospel. At age 20 I was called to serve a 2-year mission in Germany, where I came to know the Savior Jesus Christ more than ever before. Helping people to come to a knowledge of their Savior and His grace and atonement is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. I know that Jesus Christ continues to lead his children through living prophets on the earth today. The gospel is a proven plan for happiness. If you are not experiencing the level of inner peace and happiness you deserve, try living your life according to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I highly recommend it!

How I live my faith

My life has been greatly blessed by the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the example set for me by my parents and other faithful Latter-day Saints. My personal experiences and observations have convinced me that life’s greatest blessings have come to me from living my life in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ. My early experiences in an LDS Boy Scout troop also helped me learn the value of honesty, integrity and being morally clean. In my professional life I have found that people everywhere respect my standards and values. I have never been embarrassed or ashamed for living a life of high moral standards. Living the gospel standards has brought me great joy and happiness, and a true inner peace the Jesus knows me and loves me. My wife and seven children are the greatest joy of my life. Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me many opportunities for service and leadership. Sunday is my favorite day of the week. Sundays in our home are dedicated to attending worship services as a family, and serving strengthening other members of our congregation. I work in the field of education. I have been a school teacher in the past, and currently work for Creative Learning Systems developing high-tech 21st Century Learning Environments. I have found the teachings and values of the Mormon Church to be a valuable foundation for financial success. Robert T. Kiyosaki, the author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” teaches that financial security will come to those who discipline themselves to spend less than they make by saving, pay tithing, and invest for the future. This financial advice is exactly what Mormons have been taught to do. I believe that living and sharing the gospel is the only way to find personal peace and happiness in our families, and to bring peace to the world because Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves. God has blessed me for living the gospel and the same blessings are available to anyone who follows Him.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kim
No! The practice of polygamy by faithful Mormons ended September 24, 1890. Mormons today do not practice or preach or in any way condone the practice of plural marriage. If you hear or read about any group of people practicing polygamy you can be absolutely certain that they are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Any LDS church member practicing polygamy today would be immediately excommunicated from the church. QUESTION: Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)? This is a good honest question that deserves an honest answer. My great-great-grandfather who joined the church in 1835 was a polygamist. If you are a Christian that believes in the Holy Bible and ancient prophets, you believe in and accept the fact that God has the right to authorize plural marriage when He sees the need, and He has the right to revoke that same commandment when He sees the need to do so. Many of the ancient prophets had plural wives such as Moses, Abraham, and Isaac. If you believe in the Holy Bible, you must accept this fact. But you also know that for most of human history God commanded men to have only one wife. The key here is to do what God commands, and don’t do what He forbids. The period of time when Joseph Smith (1820-1844) was called of God to restore the “fullness of the gospel” to the earth, many important laws and ordinances were revealed and restored to the earth that had existed anciently. The power of the priesthood, temple ordinances, and the practice of plural marriage were part of that restoration. But in 1890 the Lord directed the living prophet Wilford Woodruff to end the practice of Plural marriage. Since that time the Mormon Church has not authorized any such practice. This is a great example that demonstrates how important it is to follow living prophets who receive direction from the living God for our day. Show more Show less