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Hi I'm Kim Mlazgar

I'm a mother of 5...4 boys and 1 girl. I work full time. I am involved in church, school and the community. And...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up my ward was one block wide and 6 streets deep. (And I was not raised in Utah.) I had many loving and faithful examples that influenced my thoughts and decisions. As a teenager I was surrounded by great friends that also wanted to make good decisions. I was protected from the outside world and grew up in a bubble. And, I wouldn't have it any other way. As I continued on to college and then into the working world, my bubble unavoidably popped. Life gets complicated, the world intrudes, and trials interrupted my perfect world. I feel blessed that I had a foundation of faith that allowed me to continue on my path of happiness, whatever situation was presented to me. I now have a loving family of my own. I have a husband that loves me, in all my weakness. I have children that I try to teach and influence and protect. The world is more intrusive and powerful than it has ever been. I work each day to find a balance between insulating them from the adversary and instructing them in those skills, talents, and abilities that will create their own foundations. We live on an acre of land. I enjoy the open space, the sound of the rooster when I wake in the morning (but not when he crows at 2am), the fresh eggs from our chickens, and anything fresh we can harvest. I take pleasure in volunteering with the orchestra at school, running the computerized timing system at swim meets, keeping score at baseball games, and working on town committees. And...I love to read.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is not always a smooth course or quiet seas. Many storms are presented in life. How you weather the storms is what is important. I am Mormon because the gospel gives me the resources I need to gracefully endure the trials in this life. It is only through Jesus Christ, and his perfect atonement, that we have the opportunity to lay our burdens at his feet. I have a foundation of an eternal family that helps me understand that all things are not just about me. There are others in my life more important to me than myself. Together we all sustain and encourage each other. The priesthood is another blessing of the gospel, without which I would not be here. Then added upon that is the support of a loving ward, the opportunity to serve others, and the amazing peace the scriptures provide. With all this, it is hard to feel anything but blessed and content no matter the earthly circumstances.

How I live my faith

I begin each day with first-things-first...reading my scriptures and saying prayers both privately and with my family. A mom needs to fill her cup so there is plenty to share. I stay connected to my extended family, especially my parents. To say that I talk to my mom every day is an understatement...more like several times a day. I have the pleasure of having multiple responsibilities in my ward. I teach a class of 6-year-olds at church. I enjoy the simplicity of the gospel as I prepare the lessons to teach them each Sunday. But, the thing I love most is their unconditional love for me. I also work with the girls ages 12-18. My specific responsibilities include helping them with goal setting and recognizing their progress. I encourage the relationship with the girls and their parents. I like getting to know the youth in our area better and setting a good example for them in the community.