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Hi I'm Kim L Cowdell

I grew up in Granger, Utah USA. I had 2 brothers and 2 sisters along with a loving mother and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending time together with my family. I've been married since 1976 to my best friend; we have 4 beautiful children and 11 grandchildren. We love to travel together as a family and make those lasting memories. We love sleep over’s, watching the grand-kids, fishing, swimming, boating, 4-wheeling, skiing, vacationing and just being together. I have always loved to make others happy by serving and spending time with them. This is where I've found true, long lasting, rewarding happiness comes from. When I follow my Mom and Dad's wonderful teachings of always practicing the three C's, which are: Do not "Criticize, Condemn, or Complain" it makes life so much happier. You develop more of an optimistic and caring attitude of gratitude for all of your wonderful God given blessings. I have found that I may be the only example of goodness or kindness that someone may ever know or see and I want to portray those Christ-like attributes to everyone I may meet. I've been asked, "Why are you so happy?" I let them know that it's because, I have found out for myself, from daily scripture study and constant prayer, that I personally am a child of God and know where I came from and why I am here and where I'm going after this earth life. He's provided each of us a safe roadmap back to His presence as we're obedient to his commandments as found in old and new Scriptures. We each can receive personal revelation through prayer and scripture study. We have living prophets today. Amos 3:7.

Why I am a Mormon

I love striving to share Gospel truths and Christ-like attributes to the best of my ability. Everything in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is designed to help us be the BEST we can be and teaches us that the greatest example that ever lived is, "Jesus Christ" and as we emulate his life we will be happier and make others around us happier and more likely to want to become like Christ. God is the same yesterday, today and forever and cannot lie or he'd cease to be God. He does have rules or commandments that if obeyed and followed will bring forth a corresponding blessing and a clear conscience, as well as a feeling of obedience and Love toward Him who created this whole earth. I've found much more happiness, peace and comfort in striving to follow His plan of Happiness. I know that when God promises something he is bound, if we obey not, we have no subsequent promised blessings. I know that everything that is good comes from God and that everything that is evil comes from another source. God hasn't left any of us alone but has given us each the Light of Christ or our conscience to help remind us to choose righteously. We don't get paid to serve in the Church but the rewards are immeasurable. We are taught to; be self reliant, be wise stewards of what we've been blessed with, to get out of debt, to have a year’s supply of food, water and fuel if possible and be prepared for the rainy days that will inevitably come.

How I live my faith

Everyone has talents and in the Church we all have many opportunities to serve and do so gladly without pay. We want everyone to know of their divine worth as children of God. And that every individual can know for themselves of God's infinite love and His plan of happiness for each of us. I've served in many different areas or callings within our church. I love helping people see and understand their divine worth. It's been said that it takes a whole village to raise a child. I've been involved in the "Boy Scouts" organization, which is designed specifically for young men ages 12-18 wherein the Boy Scout troop, usually sponsored by one of our local church units, helps teach great values to the young men. For example my 3 son's all received the highest rank possible in scouting which is the rank of "Eagle", as did I, before age 18. The Scouting program teaches young men the Scout Law, which parallels teachings of the church and reads: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. The young women of equal ages also have their own corresponding "young women in excellence" award that teaches them of their divine worth. We try and be neighborly to all, by making visits, once or twice a month. This way we can decipher each other’s needs, whether they be physical, mental or emotional and then help lift their burdens by serving them as Christ would, if He were present. We grow to love those we serve.