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Hi I'm Kim.

I am a sister, daughter and aunt. I'm disabled (quadriplegic), and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into the church in Utah, but spent my childhood in Phoenix and in Gilbert, Arizona. When I was almost 19, I was in a head-on collision. As a result of the accident, I am now paralyzed from the shoulders down, suffering from a spinal cord injury at C4/C5. Just before my accident, my dad had accepted a job in San Diego, so I spent time in four separate hospitals across Arizona and California. I now live in Murrieta, California with my family. I have received five different degrees or certificates since my accident -- two associate degrees, a bachelor's degree in literature and writing, a master's degree in education, and a single subject teaching credential in English. I currently work as a substitute teacher and part-time website designer.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that I am a daughter of God, and I know that my Heavenly Father loves me immensely. I have felt His love so much as I've gone to church, gone through the Temple, and fulfilled my responsibilities in the church. I feel that through the covenants I have made as a member of this church, I can best take advantage of the Atonement of my Savior Jesus Christ, repent and become a better person, and be kinder and of service to the people around me.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures everyday. I pray. I fulfill my church responsibilities (callings) to the best of my ability. Most of all, however, I love people. I show them my love through my words, my deeds, my thoughts, my actions, and through my (hopefully) good example. I seek for the Savior's love every day -- to have it in my own life and to share it with others.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

I feel that people call Mormonism a cult because they don't know very much about it. If people were to look at the basic principles of the Church, and if they knew some people who were members, they would change their minds. The Church teaches us to be kind to one another, not to judge, not to break the commandments, to be good citizens, and to try to be of service to others, our community and our world at large. There is nothing sinister about the teachings. Our people are just like any other people -- trying to do their best to live a good life. There is nothing sinister about them. Show more Show less