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Hi I'm Kim

I grew up in Utah. I am married and a mom of 5 children. I'm Mormon.

About Me

 I am a wife and mom. My husband and I are have been married for 20 years. Our children range from ages 11 to 21 year old -- 4 boys and 1 daughter. I graduated from college with a B.S. in Nursing but for the last 10 years, my primary focus has been on raising my family. I am my children's biggest cheerleader in all their sports, music, scouting, school, and church activities. While they have achieved many great things, I am particularly proud to have 3 sons that have received the rank of an Eagle Scout and my forth son finish up cub scouts and join the 11 year old scouting program next month.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a third generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My parents were both active members of the church so the Gospel was taught and lived in the home I grew up in as well as now in my own home. I have always loved the Savior, Jesus Christ, even as a child, I wanted to follow Him. I was baptized at the age of eight in the Church and have watched all five of my children choose to be baptized as each of them have reached that same age. My grandparents spent ten years serving as missions in New Zealand and Finland. They example of serving the Lord in this capacity was an influence in my life to also serve a mission. I was fortunate to serve in the Japan Tokyo North mission. And now I am seeing a continuation of blessings from the Lord as I have not one but two missionary sons currently serving -- one is currently in Costa Rica and the other will soon begin his service to Taiwan. Why serve a mission? Because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of salvation, eternal joy, and love.

How I live my faith

 I love participating in the church as I cheer teenage girls in church sports as their coach. Am I a sports pro? Not at all but that is what is cool about being involved in church programs . . . I get to do things that I normally wouldn't do and have found that every opportunity has helped me develop skills and talents . . . it makes for an enriched life. For the past twenty years, I've been able to serve in the following areas Active missionary labors. Teaching gospel principles to adults, teenagers, and children. Planning youth camps and conferences. Overseeing children and young women programs. Participating on committees for the womens' organization. Providing humanitarian and community services. Visiting women monthly and sharing a gospel message. Participating in a choir and leading music for a children's choir. Supporting my husband in his church assignments. Supporting my children in their church activities and assignments in the youth program. 

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Kim
The answer is simple . . . because the Lord has asked this of His followers. Proselyting as always be a part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The 12 Apostles appointed by the Savior in Jerusalem later went on to actively travel and proselyte, spreading the good message of the Gospel. Soon after its restoration, members of the Church in these latter days were also called to go abroad and share the message of the Gospel, using the Book of Mormon. My son, currently servicing in a predominantly Catholic society in Costa Rica, has had many experiences of introducing to people the true doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, using teaching from The Book of Mormon. He has found great joy when someone embraces the message, recognizes the saving principles and ordinances of the Gospel, and decides to be baptized. Show more Show less