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Hi I'm Kim

I'm an adult convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I joined when I was 35 years old.

About Me

I am happily married with 3 wonderful children. One in high school the other two finishing up their last year in elementary. My husband John is my best friend and loves his family so much. His motto is "Family First!" We are a very active family. We love to play sports, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, baseball...lots of ball sports! I love to find ways to help others. I love the spirit of "serving our community" so much that it kinda hurts :) I have found that helping others has been the best way to feel the spirit, to make my sad day feel happy, and knowing that I was able to help another person smile. My kids are what keep me going. They are typical kids....drive you crazy one minute then fill you with hugs and kisses the next. We are the average family I suppose. However, in the end we all stick together and know that even in the crazy times our love for each other is immeasurable!!!

Why I am a Mormon

Wow, this is a great question. Years before I joined the church I was a Jehovah's Witness. I really believed many of their teachings. I felt it strongly. There were things missing though. As I saw others in my church say they had a deep connection with God and Jesus I didn't have that. I felt that I was broken, that I was not able to have that "connection" with God like others did. So, I left and never looked back. 7 years passed and I got married and had children. My husband didn't practice any particular religion - grew up Catholic, but didn't go to church. We both felt the need to raise our kids with a spiritual background of some sort. Of course, neither of us could agree which. We did the church-hopping for some time and kinda gave up. I was invited to a wedding at the "Mormon Church" and figured I'd see what it was all about. When I walked in those doors I had this feeling that I was "home." I never felt that feeling before. I fought that feeling for months. I then decided to have the missionaries come over to see what this church was all about. They gave me a brochure and after a few weeks I read it and I felt this deep connection with my Heavenly Father. I felt a tug at my heart and a warmth in my soul. I am a Mormon because I believe with every fiber of my being this is the True Church of God. That I have found my way back home and that He wanted me to find it. I am a Mormon because I know God's plan of salvation is true and amazing. I am a Mormon because I want to be with my family for time and all eternity. I want to be an example to my friends and family and help them see that God's plan for mankind is amazing, it is compassionate, it is loving, it is forgiving, it is what we are all looking so hard for. I encourage those of you that read this page, read the Book of Mormon! You have nothing to lose but so much to GAIN. Pray about it, ask God if this is right for you. I know you will not be disappointed.

How I live my faith

I try hard to live my faith by example. I am not very good at preaching to people. I will get sweaty hands and dry mouth and a heartbeat that wants to jump out of my chest each time I think of approaching someone. I hope that over time that will change. BUT, I try to live my life according to the gospel and to have my children do the same. We get lots of misionary moments when people ask why we can't go out to dinner on Sunday or why we work hard to obey the Word of Wisdom. I hope those will help others see how we live our faith. We also work hard at "Service to Others" an example set by our Savior Jesus Christ. He set a high standard for service and we love to do work for others as often as possible! Praying....everynight with our children is really awesome. Getting to hear their sweet prayers is priceless. Personal prayer helps us get through the day. Remember to throw our burdens to Him and trust that everything will work out. I can't stress Prayers enough. Living by "Love thy neighbor as yourself" goes a long way. We tell our children to treat others with kindness and compassion, our Savior does that for us every single day. We will always come across someone having a bad day, and as tempting as it might be to be angry back, we really encourage them to have compassion.