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Hi I'm Kim

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my husband for 40 years and together we have five children, twenty four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I enjoy walking, swimming, watching classical movies, visiting with my family and doing genealogy research. I also enjoy trying new recipes for my dear friends who are always so eager to critique my various dishes. I have a passion for creating family scrapbooks and family histories.

Why I am a Mormon

My interest in the church started because of my passion for tracing my family tree and keeping records. When I inquired into the reasons the church keeps records from around the world, I learned that the gospel was for all mankind, not just a select few. I learned that a loving Heavenly Father had a plan which included everyone from people in remote villages, to huge metropolitan areas. I was baptized into the church in my early twenties and found the principles of forgiveness, charity, hope and faith a strength and course of action I gladly implemented in my life. I love the standards that the prophets teach and the direction their advise and counsel give me and my family. The gospel has blessed my life with peace, happiness and direction which I will eternally be thankful for. Growing up in the 50's in a loving Christian home (in another faith) gave me the basics in which to build my testimony and belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ, however, it has also shown me how quickly the standards of the world have altered and changed with the whims of mankind. I'm so thankful to have guidelines and commandments from a loving Father in Heaven to help me on the path of life. I am also thankful for the life of Joseph Smith who searched the scriptures in his youth for answers to his heartfelt questions and then followed inspiration to find answers. I'm thankful for his determination in restoring the gospel to the earth and maintaining his course of action despite persecution and ridicule. The lives of my Savior and Joseph Smith are ultimate examples for me and I hope to make daily decisions which will align my life with their teachings.

How I live my faith

I've had the opportunity to grow in many ways since joining the church. I am basically a shy, withdrawn person, but through service and working with the youth, teaching in Sunday School and working in other callings, I have become more confident. In learning about the principles of the gospel, I've learned that I'm a child of God and have a purpose in life. I've learned to be more patient, more forgiving, and that included forgiving myself for mistakes that I've made in the past. Attending church weekly and listening to speakers uplifts and instructs me. Taking the sacrament weekly also strengthens me as I'm able to think about the Savior and His atoning sacrifice. I'm thankful for the direction I receive from scriptures, reading inspirationally talks from conferences and attending women's meetings. I'm not perfect, but try to do my best every day and when I don't have a great day, I pick myself up spiritually and try better the next day.