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Hi I'm Kimberly

I am a nursing student, a wedding photographer, an aunt, a missionary and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Las Vegas as the youngest of 6 kids. I am a nursing student and plan to specialize in Oncology. I am in awe at the incredible miracle of the human body. I love traveling to different countries and learning about their culture...and eating the delicious food! I am a wedding photographer and I have found a passion in photography. I love hiking, playing racquetball, shopping, learning, spending time with my family, and decorating. I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Philippines.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. In fact, my Mormon ancestors stretch back to the very beginnings of the Church in 1830. Mormonism brought my ancestors to America from Sweden and England, and I am a product of that heritage. Mormonism is in my blood. However, Mormonism is not a religion that can be accepted by default, at least not in my experience. I have had to discover for myself if I believed in the religion that my ancestors sacrificed so much for. Gaining my testimony did not come from one huge, life changing event, but rather a slow gradual (sometimes imperceptible) process over several years. I have always attended church and read scriptures with my family, but going through the motions of being a Mormon is not enough. I realized I needed to discover my own beliefs. I began to seriously study the Book of Mormon and pray. As I chose to put Christ at the center of my life, I felt His spirit of peace and love in my life more and more. When I went to church and studied my scriptures I felt like I was doing the right thing. I felt peaceful and happy. Although I have had difficult trials in my life, I have always received reassurance and comfort from my Father in Heaven. Sometimes, it feels like there are long stretches of testing and silence from the heavens, but as I look back at the 20 years of my life, I am amazed by how present God has been. I have sought Him, and I have found Him. Over and over, I have felt calm assurances that God lives and loves me so personally.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to those around me of living a virtuous life with a smile on my face. I am happy to have high standards and strive to live a life of constant improvement. I am always trying to become better, whether it is in my college classes, my scripture study, or being kinder to those around me. I turned to God when I was making the one of most important decisions of my life and felt prompted to pursue a career in nursing, which was something I had never considered before. I lived on faith and signed up for the prerequeist classes. I found an unexpected passion for the miracle of the human body and felt an overwhelming desire to help those in need. Thomas Monson, the President of the church, explained how I feel when he said “Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save." I am now in the program and so grateful to have chosen to live the life God has planned for me. I look forward to making a difference in the lives of my future patients. I chose to put off school and give up everything for 18 months to serve a mission for the Lord. I am serving as a representative of Jesus Christ in the Philippines to teach God's children about His Plan of Happiness for them. I know that anyone who will turn their life toward God and follow His commands will be blessed and feel His love for them.