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Hi I'm Kim

I grew up in North Carolina. I'm a wife, a mother, and an avid Scouter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a working mom with two teenage boys at home, one graduated in May and the other one started high school in August of this year. I have been happily married for 24 years. I enjoy giving service to other people, working in the Scouting program and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church. My parents took me to church and taught me the correct principles. They instilled in me the type of person the Lord expected me to be and they wanted me to reach my full potential in life and in the gospel. Even as a lifetime member at some point you have to stop living on your parents testimony and gain your own. I gained my testimony the summer my family went to Palmyra, New York. I knew from the moment that I entered the Sacred Grove that the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. The Spirit bore witness to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that God the Father and Jesus Christ did appear to him and gave him the responsibility of restoring the gospel to this earth. I have never doubted it since. The gospel is my firm foundation. It gives me the strength I need to make it through the challenges of life that come our way every day. I have received more than my fair share of blessings from my Heavenly Father. I believe this is because I have chosen to follow his teachings and be an active member of His church. I love this gospel because it focuses on families and the potential every family has to be an eternal family. Even when your children take dangerous paths and don't follow the example you have set I feel comforted because I know I have been married in the temple and been given promises that one day my children will return to they ways in which they were taught. However, they have their agency. But I can pray for them and ask the Lord to guide them in the way they should go. This brings peace to my troubled heart to know that the Lord loves each and everyone of us, especially my children, and he is always there for us even when we may not be aware of his presence and guidance in our lives. The gospel brings me peace and happiness.

How I live my faith

As the one responsible for the children 18 months to 11 years old I have the opportunity to teach them the gospel each week. It may be while we are singing, teaching a gospel principle or just by having a conversation with the children. Every moment is a teaching moment. These children are very precious because they are Heavenly Father's children and he has blessed me with the opportunity serve them and share my love with them. They become my children too! I pray for them and worry about them just as their parents do. In addition I get to work with the Cub Scout age boys as part of my calling. I especially love teaching the Webelos Scouts. I try to instill in them that the twelve points of the Scout Law should guide their choices and behavior each day. The Scout Law states: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. These characteristics go hand in hand with how we should be as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Every day I strive to make the world I live in a better place by following what I am teaching these precious children of Heavenly Father.