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Hi I'm Kim

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I have a BS in Family Science. I have four boys, and want to be a therapist some day.

About Me

I grew up in Oregon and Washington state. I enjoyed swimming at the lake and participating in cheerleading. My parents encouraged me to do well in school and I was able to graduate as valedictorian of my class. I received many scholarships that helped me pay for college. I wanted to go to Brigham Young University because I could get a very high quality education for a relatively low-cost. I studied family science because I find human behavior fascinating and have always had a deep desire to help other people be more successful in life. After college, I served an LDS Mission to Detroit Michigan. I came home and began work as a Job Developer for people with disabilities. I loved getting to know my clients and all of their strengths and seeing them employed and productive. Then I worked as an employment counselor where I helped single parents on financial assistance work to become employable. I worked a special case load of women who were in substance abuse treatment. During this time I met my future husband online. After a year of marriage, we had two boys within two years of each other. Two years later, we were shocked to find out we were having twins. It was a tough adjustment at first, but they have been a great blessing. During this time I worked evenings and weekends as a care technician at a treatment center for people with eating disorders. I love this job and I still work there one evening a week, so I can keep my skills up and still be a full-time mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents who were LDS. As a child I never really questioned our faith. When I was 14, I had a Bishop challenge me to read the Book of Mormon every day. He told me if I did I would know for sure the church was true and I would have greater strength to live Christ's gospel. I read every night. The reading was slow and a lot of the language was difficult for me, but after 2 years, I eventually finished it. I prayed about it, but to my disappointment didn't feel much. However during those two years I had many different spiritual experiences. I felt the Holy Ghost witness to me that the things being taught by my church leaders were true. I felt warmness in my heart and a conviction to follow those things I was taught. Looking back now I can see that reading the Book of Mormon did give me a greater strength to live Christ's gospel. While youth around me were experimenting with drugs, alcohol, and sex, I remained faithful to Christ's gospel and standards of purity. When a dear friend of the family turned away from these principles, I started to question the truthfullness of my faith. I remained true to the principles I had learned and continued to study and pray, but my heart was still full of questions and confusion. However one day admist intense sadness and anxiety, I poured my heart out to my savior and begged him to forgive me of my faults and asked with a greater humbleness and sincerity than I had ever known to let me know that the Book of Mormon was true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I received a witness and assurity in my heart and mind that I could not deny. All of my fear and anxiety, melted a way in an instant and was replaced by the sweet assurance of the Holy Ghost. It was an amazing experience that I could never deny. I can say with assurity that I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints contains the fullness of Christ's Gospel and the authority of his Priesthood to administer it's ordinances here on the Earth.

How I live my faith

In my ward I am currently serving in the cub scouting program as the cub scout committee chair. I think the scouting program is a fantastic way to prepare boys to serve in their community and church. I can't wait till my boys are old enough to participate. I have four women in the ward that I'm responsible for visiting and making sure they're physical and spiritual needs are being met. But more than that, they are my friends as are many of the other women in the ward. I have also sought opportunities to be involved in the community. I love theater and have served on the board for the local community playhouse. I'm currently not on the board as I have several young children at home that keep me busy but I look forward to getting involved again as my children get older. I have had the opportunity to produce a children's production and I also directed a children's play as part of my employment with a homeschooling program in the community.