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Hi I'm Kim

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Utah and Alabama. I love woodcarving, woodworking and beekeeping. I love people.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife and six wonderful children. Two of our family mottos are "Work is fun" and "We can do hard things". I run to spend time with my wife and children and to exercise. I have run several 5K's, 10K's, half marathons and one full marathon. In college I changed my major to accounting after struggling through a chemistry class. I've worked at several companies as an accountant or financial analyst. Now I am the business manager for the Chemistry Department at a major university. I play the tuba and a musical saw. I enjoy woodcarving, woodworking and beekeeping. What I enjoy the most is spending time with people, especially my family. We enjoy hiking and cross country skiing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home with two parents who loved one another, who loved their children and they loved the Lord. I could tell by their example that some things in this life are more important than others. We had the very best of everything money couldn't buy. The things that were most important are the things that extend beyond this life, such as our faith in God, our family relationships and who we become. I think because of my parents example I always knew that God lived and he had a plan for us. Attending church helped me understand important concepts and teachings but I needed to know for myself. When I was a teenager I listened to a debate on the Book of Mormon. I listened to some pretty convincing arguments to prove the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. On the other hand some pretty persuasive arguments were given that instilled doubt. The improbability that the Book of Mormon was the word of God and a record of the ancient inhabitants of the American continent was highlighted. Persuasive but not conclusive. Ultimately the commentator concluded that empirical evidence and popular opinion could neither prove nor disprove the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. He added, however, that one could know for them self the Book of Mormon was the word of God. The holy spirit can witness to us personally. That sounded reasonable to me. What better proof could there be than a personal witness from God? I read the Book of Mormon and I asked whether the teachings of the Book of Mormon are true. God answered my prayer and I know for certain that the Book of Mormon is sacred scripture. It is the word of God. It teaches us about God's plan of happiness. It answers some of life's most important questions. I know that God lives and that he answers our prayers. I have heard the voice of God. He speaks to us through sacred scripture and through living prophets on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I have always been regular in attending church meetings. I enjoy the fellowship of the saints. I try to have personal religious experiences each day through prayer and reading the scriptures. For many years I have served in leadership positions in the church. I am impressed with how much good is accomplished as we strive to serve others in our neighborhood and community in spite of our imperfections. I have occasion in personal interviews to listen to others who are struggling with employment, finances, marriage or family issues. They often ask questions like "why me" or "what should I do". Every question they ask has an answer because the Savior knows who they are. He has experienced their sorrows and struggles. His atonement provides relief to their burdens. His example provides a way for them to be happy. I know that God hears our prayers and gives us answers. He speaks through living prophets on the earth today. I believe in personal revelation. I have heard God speak to me.