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Hi I'm Kimberly

A wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 28 years old. I am married to the love of my life and we have two children. I have a Bachelors degree in Family Life. I love art, humanities, reading, nature, and the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into a family that are all members of the church so I was born in the covenant. When I was 14 years old I bought myself a new set of scriptures and began reading the Book of Mormon that night, I could not put it down and before I knew it it was about three o'clock in the morning. That is when I prayed to know if the church was true for myself and I got a burning feeling within letting me know what I was reading was true. Ever since then I have never doubted the teachings of the gospel. I know this church is true, I know Jesus Christ is our Savior that he lived and died for me. I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. I know that here is a Heavenly Father who loves and knows me well. I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel in these latter days and I know that we have a living prophet on the earth today who is the mouth piece of God. I know that the temple is the place where God dwells and that the only way to be an eternal family is if we participate in the sacred ordinances there. Knowing these things has completely formed who I am today and I love who I am striving to become.

How I live my faith

 I go to church every Sunday. I read the Book of Mormon every night with my husband and I also study them by myself. I pray everyday to my Heavenly Father. Within my church my husband and I teach some youth, we teach the 14-15 year olds about the gospel each Sunday. I also visit many women within my area and we discuss the gospel and other aspects of life. Every six months I get the opportunity to listen and watch the prophet speak to the world about those things that the Lord would want me to hear. I also try to live by example of Christ at work and with my daily living.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Kimberly
Having an eternal family is one of the main beliefs in Mormon religion. The family we have here on earth can continue on with us in the next life if we are all living worthy of the blessings we get to live together forever. The church sent out a proclamation back in 1995 on the family to the world and what we believe in when it comes to our families, raising children, and who we are. Proclamation on the Family to the World We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children. All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose. In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God's commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife. We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God's eternal plan. Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. "Children are an heritage of the Lord" Psalms 1273. Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations. The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed. We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets. We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society. This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kimberly
 We need a Savior because we are in a fallen world where there is sin and evil. Having a Savior gives us faith and hope that as long as we are trying our best he can take care of the rest. Jesus Christ is our Savior, he lived and died for everyone of us. His whole life was dedicated to making sure we could come back to live with Him and our Heavenly Father again some day. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Kimberly
 I know this is true, I got an opportunity to be in the same room as President Gordon B. Hinckley one time and I could feel within that he was a Prophet and there was no way I could deny it and I know President Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet today. They have all prophesied and preached about many things that have come to past or that you can see happening today. Show more Show less