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Hi I'm Kim Athens

I am a missionary serving in California. I am from the Philippines. I love kids, music & literature. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love reading books of all sorts and I have a passion for cooking & performing arts. I used to work at the Polynesian Center in Laie Hawaii at The Night Show under Theatre Department. I made props for the dancers, villages & for the stage. I'm an Elementary Education Major in Brigham Young University Hawaii and that just goes to show how I so love children, performing arts and teaching. I was on vocals for indie bands and played bass guitar in some instances. I listen to all sorts of music but I love house, bossa nova, trance, alternative and rock. I also love self-help books & just anything that has to do with culture and or moral issues.

Why I am a Mormon

I never really know life outside being a Mormon. I grew up in the church with my family being all in the same belief. My parents were Catholics before and they met the missionaries just when they were about to start their marriage. Growing up, I always had a borrowed testimony. I know things because I hear my parents & older siblings talk about it all the time. It wasn't then when I started living by myself, away from my family during college when I realized how the gospel really is. Now I know for myself that The Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith really saw God the Father and Jesus Christ, that it wasn't just another story. I asked Heavenly Father about these things and my answer had always been right in front of me, I have always known. I have a personal testimony of the cleansing and healing power Atonement of Jesus Christ. He lives. He is my Savior. I am living to know Him. I am a Mormon because I love My Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ so much and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints is the only true church upon the face of the earth!

How I live my faith

I am a representative of Jesus Christ, serving as a full time missionary. Everyday I spend my time learning of Christ's teachings (The Bible & The Book of Mormon for some) in the morning and from afternoon onwards I teach and share what I know with everyone. Back home when I was still in the Philippines I used to work with other people my age, we call them Single Adults, they're for ages 18-30. I organize activities for them like dance socials or parties, visiting shelters or home for the aged and other recreational activities that mostly includes serving the community. It really helps people make use of their time wisely, know their places in the society, mingle with other people while sharing their God-given talents and following the example of Jesus Christ by serving other people and bringing good cheer. :)

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kim Athens
No. Mormons help ANYONE and EVERYONE. We know that Jesus Christ never choose who He wanted to heal, to help, to comfort and to love. Mormons ONLY follow the example of The Savior Jesus Christ, therefore, we help ANYONE and EVERYONE. "Jesus walked away from none, He gave His life to everyone, So I wil, I will Jesus blessed all He may see and turned and said come follow me And I will, I will I'll walk with you, I'll talk with you That's how I'll show my love for you." (I'll Walk With You, LDS Primary Song) Show more Show less