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Hi I'm Kim

I’m a working single,mother of 4,college student,soccer,t-ball, & piano kind of mom, a cookie & chocoholic (yum), & I’m a Mormon.

About Me

After 13 years of marriage, I suddenly found myself as a divorced, single mother of four children, trying to figure out a way to support and take care of us. There were many times when I curled up on the floor and cried my eyes out. How could my world have crashed down so hard upon me and my children? How could I go on? I was so overwhelmed and afraid. Afraid of the future, afraid to go into the work force, afraid to go back to school, afraid of having to be both mommy and daddy…I was simply so overwhelmed and afraid of so many new things, that I was even afraid to do anything. I didn’t know what to do or where to start. So instead I’d just laid there and cried. Thankfully, I have my children, my family and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew I was a daughter of God, and that He loved me. I knew that the Lord wouldn’t give me or my children anything we could not handle. So I began to pray more fervently. I sought the Lord for help, guidance and direction. As I did, He gave me the strength to keep going, not just for me, but for my children also. God didn’t take away the hurt or sorrow or even the problems. But as I turned and relied on Him, I felt as if He strengthened my back so I could be able to bare the burden that was placed on it. He help me and my children deal with the heartache and sorrow and helped us to know that even when bad things happen, we can still be a happy family.

Why I am a Mormon

I once had someone ask me, "Would you ever turn away from God? I mean look at everything that has happened to you (talking about my divorce)?" I simply said, "Absolutely not. Yes, it is a very sad and unfortunate situation that I had no control over, but the Lord has greatly blessed me and my children the entire time with so many other wonderful things, and in so many ways." I feel as though He is greatly aware of us... our triumphs and our struggles. I know that as I strive to do what is right, He will continue to bless us. As single Mother, what comfort and what better person to have as my guide than the Lord Himself. He may not take away the struggles of life, but He can certainly help me navigate through them in safety. I love feeling that safety in such uncertain times. I love the Lord, and as a daughter of God, I know that He loves me! I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I think that sometimes the best part about being a Mormon is the knowledge that I am a daughter of God. Having this knowledge makes me feel happy and loved . Sometimes I don't even realize that to others, I may see me a little different. It just the way I am. But I guess that there is something different. For instance, at the end of one of my classes the first semester I went back to school (during my divorce), a girl whom I didn't know in my class came up to me and said, “Can I ask you a question?” “Of course,” I said. After we introduced ourselves to each other, she asked me, “What religion are you?” I replied, “Well, I’m a Mormon, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Why do you ask?” Her response surprised me. She said, “Well, you’re always smiling.” “I am,” half asking her and myself at the same time. “I didn’t even notice.” I thought a lot about that over the next few days. I realized that even amidst all the yuckiness of going through a divorce, I really was still able to smile. I asked myself, "Why is that?" The answer, because just like I would do anything for my children, and want what's best for them, I know that because I am a daughter of God, He too loves me and wants what is best for me. The great thing is, that since He is God, I know that no matter what happened, as long as I was turned to Him and strive to follow His gospel and teachings, my children and I will in the end, will be just fine. He promises that...and to a divorce single Mom, that is not only something to "Phew!" and "Thank goodness" about, but its also something to smile about!!!