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Hi I'm Kimmy Lassen

I grew up in Utah, was converted to the church at the age of 11. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love theater! I did theater for 6 years throughout middle school and high school. Along with acting, I have done a lot of stage tech; building and painting scenery, set, lighting, and sound design, along with managing a few productions. I love sewing and have made several items throughout middle school and high school. I am currently in college studying personal financial planning and hope to be able to help people better handle their finances and plan for retirement. I know God lives and loves ALL of His children!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have witnessed God's love for me. I was not raised in a religious home, and this made it difficult for me to see God's love for me. I never understood why people went to church or why it was important to live the best way you possibly could, until I was able to meet with the missionaries and have them explain that to me. As I went to church and opened my heart to the spirit of God, I was able to learn of God's infinite love for his Children. I later decided to start reading my scriptures and so many questions were answered! Although I didn't have a perfect knowledge, I learned for myself that God knew me personally, loved me, and wanted me to come to Him and Christ. It wasn't until I applied the teachings of the gospel into my life that I was able to find peace and that I was making the correct choice in becoming baptized. There is so much light and truth to the gospel, and after walking in the path of darkness, and then finding the light available only through the gospel of Jesus Christ, my life has been drastically changed for the better. I know with all my heart that the gospel is real and is here to help us get through our earthly existence, and then return to our loving Heavenly Father after we part our earthly existence.

How I live my faith

I love going to church every Sunday! I'm in a college ward right now and am in charge of an activity that is held every Sunday night where the ward members gather together to socialize, and then end with a spiritual thought (normally from the scriptures) and with everyone kneeling for a prayer. It's a sweet experience that helps unite the members of the ward and get to know those around us better. I also enjoy visiting with some of the young women who live near by to make sure they are doing okay. It's great to be able to visit and make friends with these wonderful ladies, and to also to have the opportunity to serve them and help them as needs come up. By taking a few moments out of my day to make sure these girls in the ward are doing okay, is completely priceless and I have made some of the greatest friends because of it!

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kimmy Lassen
The donation of 10% of income is also known as tithing, which comes from the ancient law of the tithes as addressed in scripture. People donate that money as a sign of obedience and faith towards God. As people follow the law of tithing, their faith increases and they receive blessings (more than one can receive, reference to Malachi 3:8-10). Tithing is used to move forward the work of God and is a great opportunity to show God your love for him, and that is why we donate 10% of our income to the church. Show more Show less