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Hi I'm Kim

Laugher. Golfer. Paralysis Overcomer. Full-Time Missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a communications graduate from BYU with a minor in family life. I have a passion for basketball and loved being a sports reporter and producer for Brigham Young University. I had the opportunity to work for Disney in the entertainment department for a summer and loved getting to be a part of all of the magic! I'm an avid golfer and hit up the links any chance I get. At 14, I was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Isotopic Transverse Myelitis that caused me to become paralyzed from the chest down. Ten plus years later, I am a fully functioning adult despite the three percent chance I was given to ever walk again. I believe in miracles and that they happen for a reason.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew with the knowledge that I make my own decisions. I rule my life and I choose my own fate. There were times where I doubted the truthfulness of the gospel and really had to learn for myself what I truly believed. I went about this the hard way, making bad choices here and there and ultimately discovering that I wasn't happy when I wasn't living my life in accordance with what I had been taught growing up. It took me making the right choices and choosing every day to follow the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ to ultimately understand what true happiness is. I gained a testimony of my own by doing the right things, by going to church, by keeping the commandments. I haven't experienced the joy that I do by following the ways of the world; I experience that joy by following the ways of Christ. I'm a Mormon because I know and believe in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, here on the earth, and know that He lives. I know that without His sacrifice for me, I wouldn't be able to return to my Father in Heaven free from all of my sins. I strive to be like Him, and know of His power. I've seen it in my own life, and know without a doubt that He is there for us and wants us to be truly happy. I know that we gain that by following His teachings, and obeying His commandments.

How I live my faith

I love getting to serve within my ward congregation. My calling gives me the opportunity to train and help our teachers put together their lessons for the week. We get to go over what the girls in our ward need to hear and what can really help strengthen their testimonies and help get them through their challenges during this 'young single adult' period of life. I also get to help with the activities for the women in our ward and make sure everything is running smoothly and that everyone feels included! I've loved getting to develop more personal relationships with the girls and testify of God's love for them. My favorite part of the month is when I get to visit teach another woman in the ward. We pair up into groups of two, and simply go and visit another young woman. We get to talk, give a little lesson, and figure out if there is anything we can do to help make her life easier. I've created so many new friends this way but also been able to experience seeing how God loves each and every one of his children the same. He has used me as an instrument in his hands to help answer someone's prayer or help comfort them in a time of need. I have also been blessed to be able to serve in the temple each week and truly feel God's love for all of His children. I get to help those who attend the temple have an experience where they can feel God's love for them as well! Nothing has brought me more happiness than being able to be and serve in The Lord's house each week. Of course, attending church is one of the most important parts of my week. I get to forget about the world and remind myself of the important things that can be so easily overlooked. I get to listen to wonderful lessons, partake of the sacrament, and study the scriptures with people who share the same desires and outlooks on life as I do. It restarts my week and resets my mind to focus on what I need to and what I can do better in my life to be more like Christ.