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Hi I'm Kimberly

Born in Heidelberg Germany, am a self employed piano teacher, medical transcriptionist, mother of 6 boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my best friend for almost fifteen years and we have 6 wonderful, active little boys ages 1-11. When not busy chasing boys (boy does that take on new meaning at my age now, then at age 16 and dating), I can be found playing the piano, playing games with my children, researching and reconnecting with family and friends on the internet, and baking yummy treats. I also enjoy making friendship pens and sewing, when I get the chance. I love to sing and participate in local music events with my husband and children. I love hiking, museums and historical information, and exploring God's beautiful world. We have one goat, two rabbits and chickens. Previous pets included: tortoises and cats too--I guess we scared them away! I have two children with special needs. You may read below under personal stories. My kids and husband are my world and make me want to be a better person.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, and honestly, cannot remember a time when I didn't go to church. Well, when I was 4, I was scared to go to class so my Dad would take me to Dunkin Doughnuts without letting my Mom know. Sorry, Mom! I chose the doughnuts at the time! I soon had great teachers that I learned to love and learn the gospel from. I grew up having a testimony of the gospel by doing the simple things--reading the scriptures, saying my prayers, attending church, having family home evening, paying my tithing, learning to serve others. I always knew that the church was true as I always felt the Spirit guiding me and felt warm inside when attending church or reading my scriptures. I knew that was the Holy Ghost witnessing to me that the gospel is true! I always wanted to serve a mission, but I married at the age of 20 and was not old enough to serve a mission. I guess, with 6 boys, I will be a part of the mission experience for many, many years. I hope to serve a mission one day with my husband and share this beautiful message of the restored gospel. I know that it is true. I have no doubts.

How I live my faith

I try to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ by living the principles that Jesus Christ lived and taught. We live next door to my in laws and they are the kindest people I have met. They live truly Christ like lives. I desire to be like them and learn from their example. I try to love, serve, and forgive others as Christ would, to truly see others as my brothers and sisters, be compassionate and understanding, listen with an open mind, stand up for my beliefs, communicate effectively and calmly, unite with others in our diversity, ask for forgiveness when necessary, refrain from judging or from getting offended, teach others by sharing my testimony and teaching correct doctrines, be involved in the community and in the schools, meet new friends and keep in touch with old friends, value family, spend time with those I love most. I truly hope that my family is considered to be good examples of what this church stands for and that we are considered disciples of Jesus Christ.

What is being a Mormon like?

Kimberly
It is like being and feeling a part of a great work. Our church centers on Jesus Christ and we are taught principles taught and lived by Christ. We learn principles of forgiveness, charity, compassion, chastity, honesty, love for all mankind. We meet together in groups of men, women, youth and children to discuss these principles and how we can help each other. We are given the opportunity to partake of the sacrament each week, in which we can receive forgiveness for our sins, reflect on the Savior, and renew our covenants. We learn how to make covenants with the Lord through baptism and temple ordinances. It is a wonderful family oriented, Christ centered church in which I am privileged to belong to. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kimberly
We all make mistakes. We believe that our spirits once lived with God and that we came to this earth to receive a body and be tested. A loving God provided a way to enable all of His children to return home and gain eternal life. He gave us the gift of our Savior, who is His son Jesus Christ. Christ suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and took on Him the sins of all mankind, and plead for us to the Father, that we may be forgiven of Him. God is loving, merciful, and kind, and desires for all of His children to return to His presence. He allowed the Savior to come down and save us, sacrificing Him so that all of His children may one day return and live with Him. I make mistakes daily. I am in need of a Savior as I desire to return to my Father and live with Him and my family eternally. I cannot do this alone. I need someone to plead my case, that I may receive mercy. My Savior did this for me, and I will be eternally grateful to Him. He overcame spiritual death by pleading for us in the Garden of Gethsemane, and overcame physical death by rising again after His body had been crucified. Because of the Savior, I will one day be resurrected, and can be forgiven and return to my Father's presence overcoming spiritual death because of His atonement. How I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who has redeemed me and all mankind if I may turn to the Lord, seek forgiveness, and come to Him with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Kimberly
We believe that after we die, our bodies are laid in the ground, but our spirit continues to live. Our spirit returns to the Spirit World, where we meet, help and teach other family members and friends. We believe that we will our bodies will be resurrected, or in other words, will once again, our spirit and our body will be reunited. We believe that there is a lot of teaching and learning going on in the Spirit World. We will one day be judged by God, Jesus, and others that were leaders in our lives. They will judge us according to our faith and works combined. According to those deeds, we will be rewarded accordingly by being placed in one of three kingdoms: Celestial, Telestial, or Terrestrial. I have had many experiences involving loved ones die where I know this to be true, including losing a brother at the age of 7, another brother at the age of 39, and my father at the age of 71. I am grateful for the knowledge that families are forever and that we will be reunited with our loved ones again. I know this to be true. Show more Show less