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Hi I'm Kim

I am a real estate investor, I am happily married and a grateful mother of five children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read and absorb the ideas and innovations of others. Through reading I have learned about real estate investing, and have found I have a knack for finding a deal, creating value, and renting or flipping the properties. I have also learned to garden successfully in high salt soil that used to kill everything. This year the joy of doing all my produce "shopping" from my garden was immense! I've never been so excited about orange peppers, raspberries, honeydew melons and red potatoes as when I was pulling them from plants I grew. For the last 5 years I have worked together with a few sisters in my area to care for our parents, ages 90 and 95. Sadly, my mother passed away this year. I miss her more than I can say. My father has currently been given 6 months or less to live. The work to serve them and make them comfortable in their last years on this earth has been very challenging and rewarding. I have felt the Spirit of the Lord in our times together, and His strong love for my parents, as well as His tender inspiration lifting our solutions to their best possible levels. He has also taught me about the supreme worth of each human soul, including my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I find strength, peace and empowerment from the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I look at current culture and the falsehoods pushed on women to feel "happy", I am filled with gratitude for the truths that have helped me avoid much misery, and showed me the path to supreme joy. This is not to say that I never has struggles, grief, or challenges. Certainly I have had many of those. Yet I know through the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, that Heavenly Father is a real, living father who cares personally for me, his daughter, that he demonstrated that love by sending his only Son to live as a vibrant example of submission to the Father's will, and to suffer for me so I can repent and return to live with them someday. I find great comfort in my witness that I can be reunited with my mother and all my family in God's presence someday. I know my Savior Jesus Christ "doeth not anything save it be for the benefit of the world, for he loveth the world, even that he layeth down his own life that all may be drawn unto him..." (2 Nephi 26:24) This means I can trust Him and know that he can turn all things to my good. My faith also teaches me that He suffered my every pain, emotional grief, sorrow and adversity along with my sins. In Christ, I have a perfectly compassionate and empowering guide to lead me through my dark hours. I wish more women in the world felt this sense of identity and comfort. The doctrines of my faith about the supreme importance of family and motherhood have saved me from a life I would have spent chasing money or status or "success" never to have been satisfied. I have seen the fulfillment of our wise prophet's counsel that the time would come that I would bless every day I spent caring for children. The strong bonds of love and connection within my family with my husband and children have continued to bring me overflowing returns from the investment of time and priority I gave them throughout my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith first by daily nourishing my spirit through a searching study of the scriptures and pouring out my heart in prayer. I also ponder on what the Lord's will is for me that day and use His guidance to decide what are my most important priorities. Since the list to get done is always longer than the hours of the day, this gives me the peace to know I have done the most important things in God's eyes when I close mine at night. High on that list of priorities is consistently teaching and guiding my children, nurtuing my relationship with my husband, caring for my parents, and fulfilling my calling in the Church. I've been asked to teach the 16 and 17 year olds in Sunday School. The book of scripture I teach from this year is the New Testament, so I spend a little time each day preparing for that lesson coming up on Sunday. I try to gear the stories and activities according to the needs of the individuals in my class, and am always excited to share the knowlege I have of the truthfulness of the principles we will be discussing together. An intense study of the Savior's life on the earth has been an incredible blessing to me as I look more surely to Him in faith. I know now more than ever that He can work miracles in my life and in the lives of others. Our whole class started praying for two class members who had not attending in a long time. Within two weeks the mother of one of the boys came to church. I was able to share with her that we had been praying for her son, and she shared some specific things that had happened to him that had brought him to a crossroads to conteplate changing his life's direction. I still don't know if he will embrace coming back to a relationship with the Lord and church attendance, but I certainly know the Lord loves him and is working in his life. Our prayers and love for this young man are our fulfillment of the Lord's plea to feed his sheep.