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Hi I'm Kim Eubanks

I have been living in the state of Utah all my life. I am a poet, a dancer, and I reader. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Well I have a family of six. I have two loving parents and three sisters. Yep, no brothers. I am number two out of the kids. I am closest to my sister just younger than me. We have been best friends since she was born. Growing up I have always loved to dance. My sister and I would turn on a CD full of Disney songs and we would have a blast!! I didn't have much of an opportunity to take any dance classes until I was in junior high so my technique still has a long way to go. I am not the best but I love to simply feel the music. Now I am a high school graduate and I have done a year of college. I am taking a "break" from college to serve a mission. As I have gotten older I have grown to love writing. It is one of the ways in which I can express myself. My favorite form of writing is poetry. I rarely write love poems but I write more about life and core feelings. I like to use imagery and other ways of describing my theme. I love almost anything artistic in general. There is so much beauty and meaning in this world and I want to capture it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not because I grew up in it; although that is definitely a contributing factor. When I was about thirteen I had some friends who were no longer part of the church and were living a different lifestyle. I guess I had started to become less interested. I was very prideful and I felt that I had no reason to change, that I didn't need to. But deep in my heart I knew that I wasn't happy. So after that school year I was almost forced to go to Oakcrest, which is a girl's camp that is sponsored by the church I believe. Anyway I did end up going and my spirit felt lighter up in those mountains. We talked about God, the atonement of Christ, and we talked about who we really were. My heart felt stirred. At the end they challenged us to read the Book of Mormon. I had never read it myself before. I knew some of the stories because my parents and my teachers at church taught them to me, but I had never read it on my own. So I did. I read every day for the rest of the summer and wrote down what was going on. I felt a greater desire to learn and to grow which had been almost extinguished the previous school year. As the years of gone by I have learned more a little at a time. It hasn't been easy. It has most definitely been uphill. I learned that one cannot just be passive while living the gospel. It is a daily effort and struggle. There are still times when I don't feel like praying or reading my scriptures and it is a struggle to even focus, but I do it anyway. We cannot expect to get much out of the gospel if we are not sincere and if we are not willing to pay the price for those blessings which our Heavenly Father longs to give us. It requires our hearts. To change our hearts as mine began to change and is still changing. This gospel has given me so much. I am a Daughter of God and I have the potential to be like him. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. He is my Savior. I know that this church is true. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the LDS church. I try to help out where ever I can. I go to the temple every week with a few people in my ward. It is such a blessing to have multiple temples so close. I know that most don't even have one temple in their own country. I am going on a mission. I have been called to the Marshall Islands Majuro Mission to serve the Lord and to help others that they may receive the joys of the gospel.