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Hi I'm Kim

I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 19 years...we met on a blind date! I am a mom to a teenager and an elementary school age child. We have lived all over the United States and have also spent time overseas. My husband was in the military for 20 years. Home was where the Air Force sent us! I served as a missionary in New York for 18 months. I have an associate degree in elementary education and have my CDA. Prior to having children I was a paralegal. I have worked with special needs and pre-k children for years as an instructional aide. We currently care for our grandpa who lives with us. I like to scrapbook and do crafts. I am a novice vegetable gardener. This year we are hoping for a successful harvest! We like to spend time together as a family. Anything from watching movies, roasting marshmallows in the backyard, "road trips" or just hanging out together!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. My grandparents were the first members of my family to become Mormon. Even though I was raised a Mormon I still had to find out if all the things I had been taught were true. I did this through study and prayer. I know there is a purpose to why we are all here. We are here to become better, to follow the path of Jesus Christ, who was the perfect example for all of us to follow. I know He died for ME! I know He has made it possible for me to return to my Heavenly Father again, with my family. I am so grateful for my family! They teach me so much, especially to learn to love like I know God loves us...unconditionally. I know God is there for all of us. I know he listens to us when we pray. I know that he answers our prayers, I know he answers mine. It is not always the way I would like him to, but he always answers. I am grateful for the scriptures, for the things that I learn and feel by reading them each day. No matter what I am going through I always seem to find answers or insight as I read the scriptures daily.

How I live my faith

I have worked with the children in church. They learn about choosing the right, knowing that Jesus loves them, and that they are children of God. They have such joy! I have also worked with the youth, specifically the young women. These are girls from age 12-17. I have had the opportunity to go with about 150 of them to girls camp for a week! No sleep, high temps, and dirt...but worth every moment. It so great to see youth that are doing there best to be good. They want to follow the path of the Savior, in what they do, and how they act, and how they treat others. They are great examples to me! I have also had the pleasure of working with the women of the church. It is wonderful to see how women of all different backgrounds meet together and the one thing they have in common is there love for the Savior and their desire to be more like him. Serving within the church has gotten me out of my comfort zone. It has helped me to rely on God more and trust him to help me to do the things I didn't think I could. I have also served within my community. I have worked with children and their families. I enjoy helping them learn how to work together and communicate with each other. I have worked in PTA, and volunteered at my children's schools. I have also volunteered with Legal Aid in the past and helped women and children in crisis. When I am serving others I am serving God. I am His hands. I hope I can be there for any of His children.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Kim
First of all they will come in a pair. Both men and women can be missionaries. The men are called Elder. The women are called Sister. There are a number of lessons that they will teach you and talk with you about. They will listen and answer any question you have. If they don't know the answer, they will find it for you. They will share with you their personal testimony (or belief) of the church, the Savior, the scriptures, and the blessings they have been given. They will also want to help you with anything you may need, so find them something to help you with. I was a missionary for our Church many years ago. It was the hardest thing because I was away from my family for 18 months, but it was also so rewarding. I was able to meet new people and share with them the joy I had found with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Kim
We have the Word of Wisdom, which is a code of health. It tells us not to drink coffee or tea or alcohol. It also tells us not to partake of tobacco products. This also includes drugs. We are also told to eat meat sparingly and eat fruits, vegetables and grain and these are to be eaten in moderation. You will have a clear mind and the energy to do the things you would like and need to do. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Kim
The world around me show me that there is a God. I feel closest to Him when I am outside, in the mountains and by the ocean. Those are the most peaceful places to me. Being in a family shows me that there is a God. God put us on earth as families so we can learn to love like he loves. I hope to always be an example to my family, so that they can feel His love. The times when I have felt the lowest and felt the most alone, I knew that God was there. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Kim
Through the gift of the Holy Ghost we can have constant guidance from our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Kim
No, we don't worship Joseph Smith. He helped restore the gospel and we honor his dedication. We worship God and His son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kim
We believe in the Bible, as far as it is translated correctly. We do believe it is the word of God. I have always enjoyed the New Testament, especially the Sermon on the Mount. Last year I was able to teach the Old Testament to 11 and 12 year olds. I learned alot! Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Kim
It is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is a history of the people on the American continent. It is also considered another book of Holy Scripture. The Book of Mormon shows us what happens when people follow the Lord and when they do not. We can apply the things we learn in the Book of Mormon to our lives today. Show more Show less