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Hi I'm Kip Motta

I was born in a small town in southeast Idaho, but did most of my growing up in the mid-west. I am a Mormon by birth.

About Me

I am a middle school and elementary school principal. I love to learn, and I love to see and help young kids grow and learn beyond what they think they care capable of accomplishing. In the summer and in my spare time, I fly my wife and I around the country in our Cessna 182 to attend different temples. We also enjoy our children and our grandchildren as often and as much as we can.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into Jesus' Church, but I spent 30 plus years as an inactive non-practicing Mormon. In the spring of 2005, I was facing many difficulties and I was in a situation where I was heading down a path of despair and self destruction. I just knew I had to find a better way or I was going to end up dead. I remembered, from my youth, the story about Joseph Smith and how he asked the Lord for help and understanding. I got on my knees and for the first time in my life I truly prayed with a contrite spirit and a broken heart. I ask my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to deliver me from my self inflicted darkness, and to help guide me to a path of happiness and enlightenment. I got up off of my knees and was impressed to start reading the Book of Mormon. I found more answers and direction in the pages of that book than I had in the past 30 plus years. I have experienced many of the Lords "Tender Mercies" since then, and I have become completely converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ. The Lord has forgiven me of all my sins and trespasses, and the gospel has changed my life.

How I live my faith

I have been called to the leadership of our ward, and I serve the Lord as the first counselor to the Bishop, the head priesthood holder of our ward. I am responsible to oversee the young men and young women programs within our ward. I Work together with other adult members to make sure our young people have every opportunity to grow and develop within the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Are Mormons Christians?

Kip Motta
Absolutely. I would reference the following beliefs of our faith. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ second, Repentance third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. We are Christians. Show more Show less