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Hi I'm Kimberly N.

I'm a wife, mom, community volunteer, friend, and Christian. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for almost 20 years to a wonderful man and we have 6 children--3 boys and 3 girls. We live in Washington State and enjoy the simple things in life like family dinners, game or movie nights, milkshakes, boating and camping, and attending church. I love being involved in the PTA, Little League, Community Education programs, and adult religion classes. If I get an extra minute or two, aside from taking care of my family, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading a good book and keeping in touch with friends on Facebook!

Why I am a Mormon

Through so many experiences throughout my life--some big and some simple and small--I have come to know for myself without any doubt that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith was a true and living prophet who was called by the Lord to restore His church back to the earth. I know this and cannot deny it. I also know that our current prophet and apostles are indeed spokesmen for the Lord, just as Moses, Isaiah, Peter and John were in ancient days. The gospel in it's entire fullness is here and I have so much peace and joy in my life because of what I know and what I feel as I live it to the best of my ability. I know that our Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, direct the affairs of this church, that they are all powerful and all knowing but that they know me and love me individually and long to help me in every way. I love them and want to do anything I can to keep their spirit with me.

How I live my faith

As a Christian, I strive each day, in every decision I make or in every interaction with another human being, to act the way the Savior would act--to be his disciple in every way. There are so many good people in the world and as we treat each other with kindness and respect, with a simple smile or words of praise or gratitude, life can be so much more wonderful. When I make a mistake, I know I can repent and be forgiven--through the atonement of Jesus Christ and this hope helps me to continue striving to be do what's right without giving up on myself. My faith is what makes me happy.

Are Mormons Christians?

Kimberly N.
Yes! We love Jesus Christ and worship Him as our Savior and Redeemer and the only way we can repent and return back to our heavenly home. It is through Him, his suffering and ultimate atonement, and no other way, that we are saved. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Kimberly N.
We believe that God, our Eternal Father, is the Father of our spirits and that he knows and loves us as a parent knows and loves his children. We believe he has a body of flesh and bones and that He, through His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, has a plan to bring as many of His children back to Him after they have come to earth and then died and been resurrected. He is all-powerful and all-knowing in every way but loves and helps us on an individual basis. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kimberly N.
We believe that all people who have lived on the earth need to be baptized by proper priesthood authority. There are certainly people who have lived who have not been given that opportunity so we consider it a service to go to the temple and be baptized by immersion for the person. It is up to the person that is dead, in the afterlife, to accept and embrace the baptism. If they do not, that is their choice but at least we made it available to them. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Kimberly N.
The husband is to preside over his family in love and to provide for their temporal and spiritual needs. The wife is the nurturer--she takes care of the family and home and her primary focus is the teaching, caring for and loving of the children. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Kimberly N.
We attend church each Sunday with our families and partake of the sacrament to be cleansed from our sins that week and renew our baptismal covenants, reminding us to be disciples of Jesus Christ in all we do and say. After the sacrament and some short sermons, we attend classes that are suited for our age group (ie the young children attend classes together, the youth attend classes together, etc.) that help us learn the gospel better and remind us of how we should live our lives during the week. The temple is a special place that only worthy adults can attend. In the temple, we learn more about the nature of God and the role Jesus Christ plays in our salvation. The first time one attends the temple, they make sacred covenants with God that are binding throughout their life. Each time after, when you attend the temple, you make those covenants for a person who has previously died without having the opportunity to make them themselves. This is a double blessing because it helps someone who has died but it also helps each of us attending the temple to remember the covenants we made ourselves thus renewing those in our minds and hearts. Every time I attend the temple, I feel of God's love for me and I want to be a better person in every way. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Kimberly N.
We believe abortion is completely wrong in every case unless the pregnancy was caused by rape and the mother is seriously traumatized by it or if competent medical professionals determine that the mother's life is dirctly in danger by a pregnancy. Even in these cases, we believe it should only happen after much counseling and prayer to determine that this the right course of action. Abortion in every other case is considered murder and is a grievous sin. Show more Show less