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Hi I'm Kim.

I'm a wife and a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife. Mother to 6 beautiful children. I am a missionary mom: I have a son serving a mission in California and a daughter serving in the Scotland/Ireland mission. I've taught many things over the years. Before I was married I was a lifeguard and director of an aquatics program. I also taught at a program for disadvantaged children. I spent several years working for a nature science center. As an adult I went back to school to be able to teach childbirth education and lactation. All these experiences prepared me to raise my 6 children. I teach my children school at home and don't work outside the home. We participate in a home school group that takes field trips and other other educational adventures. My teens also participate in a home school teens group that does lots of service. I still love swimming and also love to read. We spend a lot of time together as a family. We like to camp and be outdoors enjoying the beautiful world that God has given us. Some of our children kayak, play soccer, piano and other activities so it seems like we spend a good amount of time going to pratices, games and recitals. Scouting has also been a big part of our lives. I love to cook and bake. I've learned how to can food and make jams! Homemade bread is a favorite! Recently, I've been trying to grow a garden but I'm afraid I need some more practice. I feel very blessed to have the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with my mom, dad and little sister. We didn't go to church. My mom wanted to go to a church but my dad didn't believe in God. We had some neighbors that were very nice. They had a big family and their daughter and I became good friends. They invited me to their home often. The mom made really good bread and they had a big garden. I liked going to their house because they were really happy. It was fun visiting them. They invited me to go church with them so I went. Everyone was really nice. I learned how to sing I am a Child of God in French and thought that was really cool. Then the missionaries came to teach me at their house. My mom and dad went too. My mom was happy because were learning good things. I knew the missionaries were good and telling me the truth. It made me happy to go to church and read my scriptures. I wanted to get baptized but my dad said I had to wait until I was 10. He said if I would wait then he'd support my decision. So I waited and they when I turned 10 I got baptized. I was so happy. A little later my mom and sister got baptized too. I could never understand how my dad could not feel the Holy Ghost. When I was a teenager he said to me once, "I don't know how you are turning out so well. I am glad you don't get into trouble. I know I'm not responsible for it." I couldn't figure out why he didn't see that my strength came for living the gospel. My mom was always good to me and I learned so much at church. I always wanted to make good choices so I could be close to the Savior. Now I have my own family. We have 6 children. 3 boys and 3 girls. I am a leader for the young women at church. I love going to church and church activities. The gospel is our life. It offers us so many opportunities! I can't imagine where I'd be without my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have had callings in many areas of the church. I've been a visiting teacher where I've been asked to visit or write to sisters in the church. I've also been a primary president where I helped with the children in the church. I learned so much by playing with and teaching the kids. They were always so eager to learn about the Savior. Their sweet voices and spirits always made me happy. I served in the Relief Society, the women's organization. It is a wonderful part of the church. It is there that we learn to become better daughters of God. I helped organize classes for the sisters in the church. We would learn different skills in many different areas like homemaking, childcare, gardening, cooking, budgeting, service and more! Now, I'm in the young women's program. I have learned so much being with the youth. The lessons are so good and uplifting. I get to go to youth dances and since my husband in serving in the young men's program we get to do lots of things together. I love being with my own youth and helping and encouraging the youth in the church. I see the gospel teaching, protecting and encouraging the youth. They set goals in the personal progress program. It is so good for them to learn this skill. My daughters enjoy the program so much and it has given them wonderful experiences and opportunities. My sons are learning and growing too. My oldest just got his Boy Scouts of America Eagle award through the church troop. I'm so glad my kids are learning how to have good clean fun w/o drugs, alcohol and sex. I'm glad they are setting goals and living the way our Heavenly Father want them to. My oldest son is preparing and earning money to serve a 2 year mission. We know this is a blessing not a sacrifice. Update: I have been teaching early morning and online seminary and I really enjoy it! My son is currently serving in California and my daughter is serving in the Scotland/Ireland mission.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kim.
I'm so glad that I can be with my husband and family for all eternity. We know through modern revelation (through a living prophet just like Moses) that we can be together as a family not only here on the earth but forever. When my husband and I met he started asking questions about the church. He'd gone to church a lot growing up but said his questions about religion were never fully answered. We had many discussions and he asked the missionaries to teach him after attending church with me many times. We have 6 amazing children together and we are BEST friends. There is nobody I'd rather spend time with. Knowing we will be together as a husband and wife forever bring me great peace and comfort. I'm so glad we had the opportunity to be married in the temple (the Lord's sacred house) in the Lords way. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kim.
Tithing has been such a blessing for me. Sometimes you just need to do something to gain a testimony of it! We have been so blessed by paying tithing. We have received blessings of health, strength, increased faith, financial blessings and much more. Show more Show less