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Hi I'm Kimberly D.R.

Baptized Catholic, a convert to the church at the age of 28. "I'm a Mormon"

About Me

I am a convert of 3.5 years to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I was baptized Catholic as an infant and raised Catholic until the untimely death of my father when I was only 11. At this time I had no sense of what happiness was and never knew if I would. It was not until the age of 27 when a good friend gave me a copy of The Book of Mormon, did I even know that what I had lived through my 27 years of life, was not anywhere near the potential of life I could be living. In March 2010, I made the best decision of my life and was baptized as a member of the Latter Day Saint church. Currently, I am on a medical leave from my schooling. Although have full intentions of going back to continue on the program track of completing my dreams of one day to have a profession in the medical field. Through my faith I know that all the trials that I face with my health are truly blessings from our Heavenly Father. In my freetime I enjoy writing, reading my scriptures, hanging out with my friends both from church and outside of church, playing sports and watching sports, and spending time with my loved ones. I have an adorable niece and nephew who are both the apple of my eye and while neither of their parents are members of the church, I still believe that I should lead a Christ-life as to be an example to them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I believe that Christ lived and will live again. I wanted nothing worse in my life but to find happiness and having the knowledge of the plan of salvation has brought me that happiness. I am so blessed to know of this great plan and all the opportunities in life it has given me to forgive myself and to forgive others that for so many years I may have not had it in me to do so. I am a mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the one true church on Earth.

How I live my faith

In my Ward, I am a digital ward missionary. Currently I am fairly new to this calling and am at this point in the developing stages of it. I recently left a Y.S.A. branch where I served in former calling as the Stake Y.S.A. Communication Specialist, Employment Specialist and also as a member of the Relief Society Presidency where I served as R.S. Secretary. I am a friend to all, and have been told that I carry that missionary spark in my eyes. Maybe this has something to do with the Lord giving me my latest calling as a Ward Missionary. I have always done my best to make everyone feel welcomed into my former branch and now I am learning to be welcomed into a new ward. It is a different feeling and one I have not experienced since I joined the church over 3 years ago. In my time as a church member I have had the opportunity to prepare, present and teach through several talks and lessons. I find that so frequently that as we prepare these talks and lessons, that we learn more from our preparation than we are often able to teach others. Every time I get a chance I bear my testimony, which is forever growing. Having the opportunity to read my scriptures everyday and bearing my testimony is such a blessing! It is allows my faith to continue to grow and each time I open these sacred books, I learn something new!

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Kimberly D.R.
 The purpose of the welfare services program of the Mormon Church is to allow help church members in there times of need. The aim of the Church is to help members to help themselves. Some of the welfare programs of the church include LDS Family services, LDS Charities, Humanitarian Services, and Emergency Response Services. Show more Show less