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Hi I'm Kimberley

I love working with young people. I'm creative and fun-loving. I crave pretzels, chocolate, and sour patch kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in beautiful Washington State. On rare sunny days, we would spend time swimming at the lake, go hiking, or explore new areas in the our state. I have always been open to new experiences, so attending a college out of state was an adventure! I met my husband the first day of my freshman year of school. We've been married 25 years, have four wonderful children, one terrific son-in-law, and a golden retriever named Sammy. I work part time for my orthodontist, and teach teenage girls on Sundays. In my free time, I love to take long walks, read historical fiction, drive our ski boat, and travel with my pilot husband. I also spend a lot of time volunteering in our community. I've worked in all my children's schools, and for the last 5 years, I've been chaperoning exceptional young women called, "Daffodil Princesses."

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is what truly makes me happy. I grew up in a home where both of my parents struggled with their membership, so in my early teens, I took the challenge to pray and find out for myself if the Church was true. I tasted the bitter and the sweet, and found that God is a loving Heavenly Father who wants nothing more than to be a part of my life. I also found His son, Jesus Christ, to be my friend, my mentor and my Savior. His life and teachings have guided me in my life, and have helped me raise my four children to be the honest, hard-working and dedicated people that they are today. When I received my testimony that God is our Father, Jesus is the Christ, and that the Book of Mormon was a true record of the ancient American people, I made a commitment to always be true to the gospel. I have a strong testimony of the value of the programs of the Church. As a family, we have always attended our church meetings which include Primary for children ages 18 months to 11 years, Mutual and scouts for the teenagers 12-18, and Relief Society and Priesthood for the adults. Our family is richly blessed to have so many dedicated teachers, youth leaders, and missionaries who are great examples to us of how we want to live our life. We strive to be honest, kind, hard-working, and charitable. In 1 Timothy 4:12, it says, "… be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." It is my desire that I teach and live these Christlike qualities everyday. Not because I have to, but because I am eternally indebted to my Savior, and because I love Him.

How I live my faith

I have learned so much by living my faith. As a young girl, I remember winning a speech contest because I was comfortable talking in front of large audiences. Our members, young and old, give talks or sermons each Sunday which not only educate the speaker, but edify the audience. My first real volunteer position at church was teaching the elementary age children on Sunday. I remember my mother being a fabulous teacher, always bringing fun games, handouts and delicious treats every week. I also loved teaching and spending time with young children. Their faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is so pure and so unrestrained. I have loved serving in the church, spending most of the last 30 years teaching either the elementary age children, or the teenagers of our church. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I know people are curious about our beliefs. I try to live my faith by how I live. I'm not a different person at church than I am at work, or at home. I try to be approachable and easy to talk to. I am able to freely discuss our experiences of having our son serve as a missionary in San Jose, California to my coworkers and friends. I have also had many opportunities to discuss my faith with people I meet in the community. As a leader in the Daffodil Festival, I encourage the young women I serve with to have integrity, to be modest, and be humble as they serve as "princess" role models for their schools and cities. If I could say anything, it would be that living the teachings of Jesus Christ is what makes me who I am. My faith makes me happy. Our church is what helps our family become like Christ.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Kimberley
If you are interested in learning more about the Mormon religion, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there are a number of ways to get information. Visiting www.Mormon.org is a great first step. Another way is to talk to friends or neighbors who are members of the church. We love to answer questions, and if we are unable, we will call the missionaries to help out. Another way to learn more is to stop by one of our church buildings on Sunday! Our churches are easy to recognize with their similar layouts and white steeples. Our son is serving a mission in San Jose, California. He recently told us of an experience where a young man in his early 20's walked in to their church building and asked for more information about the church. My son found out that this young man had been involved in the Boy Scouts of America for many years, and was always impressed with the people he met from our church. He admired the values the leaders and young men had from the Mormon church. And lastly, you can call 1-888-537-6600 for more information. Representatives from the church will visit your home and share some of Christ's teachings that answer life's questions and help people find greater happiness. Show more Show less