What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 Kim

I grew up in Tempe. I have a great husband and five beautiful children. I love to run, read, serve and family time. I am Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I am a wife and mother of four with one son-in-law. I am a runner (5ks, half marathon and one day a marathon). I am a reader (anything related to the gospel is my favorite). I am a site council board member for my children's elementary school. I am a community volunteer. I love to serve my family, my church and the community. I love any activity with my children from driving in the car chatting to teaching them and cheering them on. I love to travel and hike anywhere. I am a college graduate. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. I was a Sr. Recruiter for a larger company before I chose to stay at home and raise my children. I love the choice I made to be a full-time mom. I know my family has been richly blessed because of my decision. Most importantly, I am a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be baptized at the age of 19. My mother who is not an active member of our faith and my father who is not a member of our faith encouraged me to attend church while I was growing up. However, when I was eight, they told me that they wanted me to wait to be baptized until I was older and could decide for myself. I attended church faithfully until I was about fourteen. At which time I thought to myself, If my parents don't attend, why should I? During this time I felt like something was missing, however, I wasn't quite sure what it was. I attended other churches with friends to see if they had what I needed, however, nothing ever felt the same as attending the LDS church. It took me a few years to determine that I really missed the gospel in my life. I missed the feeling I felt when I attended church, I missed the friendships I made, I missed my kind leader's and all that I learned when I went to church. So, at the age of 19 I asked the missionaries to teach me the missionary discussions and shortly thereafter, I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so thankful for the Gospel in my life because it has been a blessing throughout my life. The gospel has been a beacon to my life and has given me strength, faith, hope, peace and many joyful moments. Even in the moments of despair that life has sent my way, I have received guidance and direction from the Holy Ghost which has given my great peace. As a result of this guidance, I have learned many life lessons which have proven to be a priceless spiritual education that I could not receive by living any other religion. This is why I am a Mormon. I have lived my life with and without the gospel. The peace I receive from living a gospel centered life is one that I will not live without ever again. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I know it. I live it and I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I volunteer in my community countless hours and I love it! I volunteer serving dinner, reading stories to children and making crafts with children at St. Vincent de Paul, at Christmas time I love to volunteer for the Christmas Angel Distribution program at The Salvation Army. I love to volunteer for the site council board and in my children's classroom in their elementary school. I love my calling in the women's organization (Relief Society) of my church. I am grateful to be the First Counselor in the Stake Relief Society Presidency. I love teaching and be taught by wonderful, amazing women. I learn so much from them. I love serving the women I work with. It is a blessing to my life and the lives of my family. I live my faith by doing a few things. I live as though every moment is a teaching moment. The opportunity we have to teach our children in our home is so short in comparison to a lifetime. Therefore, I try to ask myself in every situation, what can I learn spiritually and temporally from this and then I share this information if I am prompted to do so. I live as though each smile is my last. One never knows what is going on in another person's day. I like to smile to show the people around me how much I love them. I live with a positive attitude. Positive behavior brings peace and joy to the heart body and mind. Life is too short to harbor ill feelings, therefore, I choose to be positive and forgiving of myself and others. I love learning from a situation and then moving on. The next learning opportunity is always better than the last. Most importantly, I live my faith because I know the spiritual blessings of being with my family eternally out weigh any temporal satisfaction I would receive.