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Hi I'm Kimberly

I'm an elementary school teacher, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to travel the world- it truly is amazing creation! I've lived on four different continents and have traveled extensively. I am amazed by the beauty of this world and the people who inhabit it. I served a mission for the LDS church in Chile and fell in love with the culture and people of that great country. I must admit, southern Chile is one of the world's untapped treasures! I was a military dependant living in Germany as a young girl. As an adult, I taught school to military dependants in Japan. I want to visit and perhaps even live in Africa and Australia someday. In my free time I love to read, watch movies with my family, play with my nieces and nephews, take naps and serve others. I've played the piano since I was a young girl and am now loving teaching my nepews how to play. I enjoy Christian romance novels because they are clean and uplifting. During the school year it seems as if the elementary school where I teach is a second home. Since my husband and I haven't been blessed with children, those kiddoes are my babies and I love to do my very best.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings joy! Life is always going to be full of ups and downs. But, keeping my eyes fixed on returning to live with my Heavenly Father again one day makes everything bearable. I can be happy even during tough times. What a blessing it is to know that there is a plan to why I'm here and that my Heavenly Father loves me and knows me personally! My parents are both converts. My mom was raised Southern Baptist and my dad was a New England Congregationalist. Thankfully they were blessed to find the church shortly before they married. So, I was raised LDS although I had plenty of exposure to other religions through friends and family. I have remained a Mormon because I know for myself the church is true! I've prayed and received an answer from God that this is his church and where I need to be. Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers! He speaks to us today as he did anciently. There are prophets on the earth that receive direction to bless our lives as we are obedient to their counsel. I hearken to their words because I know they are called of God, not because I am being blindly obedient.

How I live my faith

Throughout my years in the church I've had the opportunity to serve the children and youth in the church. I've used my musical talent playing the organ and piano for the congregation. I regularly visit other women in the church to minister to their needs and serve however I can. I'm far from perfect, but I know that as I extend myself to others we are mutually blessed. I am an "everyday" Mormon, meaning I don't just act like a Mormon on Sundays. I love to share my faith with others through word and example. I don't watch rated R movies and exercise the three strikes rules when watching other media. (That's my own standards measurement. If something gets three strikes due to vulgarity or immorality I turn it off, put it back, turn it in, or throw it away. That isn't always easy, but I'm trying!)

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Kimberly
You wouldn't throw someone into the mighty ocean for their first swimming lesson! Members of the church take time to prepare to go to the temple so they will understand and appreciate the mighty work that happens within those walls. Anyone, of any faith, is welcome to come to the temple and feel the amazing spirit of peace that is on those holy grounds. Then, through obedience to God's commandments and necessary preparation, anyone has the privilege of entering those doors and partaking of the sacred blessings of the temple. Show more Show less