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Hi I'm Kim

I'm a college student. I love reading and writing. I can't wait to go to Japan someday. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student, poor money-wise, but rich in hope for my future and future experiences. I'm a Japanese major, which is really hard and really fun at the same time. I love learning and teaching, and hope to become an English teacher in Japan someday. I also love to write - I have a couple of books I'm working on, and several still in the idea-stage - and I love reading (mostly fantasy and historical fiction novels). When I'm not reading, I'm usually making music. I play the piano, violin, and mandolin, and want to learn a dozen more instruments (cello is on top of my list). When I'm not reading or making music, you'll find me with my family - they are my best friends, and I love spending time with them. More recently, I accepted a call to serve as a missionary in Japan.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but I am not a member because my family are members. I have prayed and studied the gospel for myself, and asked my Heavenly Father for the truth. I received my answer, but it was different than what I expected. I thought the He would answer "yes" or "no." He answered me with a question of His own. He asked "Do you believe in the Savior, that he suffered for your sins, and that He is your Savior?" When I answered, "Yes, I believe," that's when I knew that the Book of Mormon, the church, and the gospel were true. I knew because they all testified of Christ. I have a testimony of the gospel and it is founded on my knowledge that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I know the Book of Mormon is true, because it is another testament of Jesus Christ, and I hear His words whenever I read. I know that this church is Christ's church, restored to the earth, and that the gospel is true. I know these things, because I have prayed and studied, and have received answers from my Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost. I know that my Heavenly Father and Savior live, and that they love me and know me. My testimony means everything to me, because it is what reminds me each day of who I am - I am a daughter of God - and that I am important to my Heavenly Father. It give me hope when hard times come, it gives me peace when my heart grieves, and comforts me when I am hurt, and lonely. It also gives me joy and happiness, a happiness that lasts, through the good and bad times. Because of the gospel, I can find this joy everyday. This is why I am Mormon, this is why I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And this is why I am sharing the gospel, because I don't want to keep the joy and comfort to myself. I want to spread the 'good news,' that Jesus is the Christ and that His church has been restored, to as many who will listen, so that they can come to know their Savior, and so they can feel the joy that I feel.

How I live my faith

I have had several callings, or assignments, in my ward and I have loved them all. I have served as a primary teacher, where I taught a class of 7 year old children each Sunday. I also served as a primary pianist, where I got to accompany the primary children every Sunday, while they would sing together. Now, for the next 18 months, I'll be serving the people of Japan as a full-time missionary. What I love most about all my callings, is the building and strengthening my relationships with old and new friends, and the fun we have serving, teaching, and just talking to each other.