What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Kimmy Jenkins

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One incredible husband, two loving parents, four older sisters, one younger brother, eleven nieces and nephews, and one happy family. I love: My family To RUN To Read the Classics To Wakeboard To Listen to Spanish Music To LAUGH To Dance for Hours To Try New Foods To Hear My Grandpa's Stories To Talk to an old friend To Attempt to cook new Things To study psychology/development To Sit and Ponder on the beach To Hike My life changed when a great man told me this: "I will live this day as though it were my last and if it is not I will fall on my knees and thank God for it." I love my Heavenly Father who blesses me with every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel like I've grown up backwards. I was a very serious child so at age 8 I was preoccupied because I felt like my faith wasn't strong enough to be baptized but I decided to do it anyway. I kept searching to know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was really Christ's church and if there really was a prophet on the earth. At age 10 I decided to read the Book of Mormon and 8 months later I finished it. Once, I finished I put Moroni's promise to the test (Moroni chapter 10 verses 3 through 5). As an 11 year-old skeptic I brushed my pride aside and decided I really wanted to know so I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true with the full intent of receiving an answer and following it. I will describe my answer as peace and a feeling of the love of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that Joseph Smith translated that ancient record of scripture. I know that this is Christ's church and that President Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today. I am grateful for a loving God who hears and answers prayers. Since that experience I have had to work to maintain my faith through scripture study and constant prayer. There is not a day that goes by that I regret praying and reading the scriptures. I do, however, regret any day when I don't. Life is too short not to be happy. Happiness is found when you find truth and live it. That is why I'm a Mormon. I love my God, I am grateful for my Savior, and I am grateful that They restored Christ's church on this earth through a living prophet.

How I live my faith

I recently graduated from the churches university, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I graduated in MFHD or Family Studies. The church gives me an opportunity to use my education. Right now I serve as a Nursery Leader with my husband. We teach and care for younger children during the last two hours of church so their parents can enjoy church and so that the children can learn more about how Heavenly Father loves them. I also volunteer at a family support center working with children who come from at-risk homes. I strive to let my actions help the children feel my love but also the love that God has for them. I know that these opportunities allow me to live my faith as I lift and help others.