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Hi I'm Kimball

I'm a Marketing Manager from Sydney, Australia and have been a Mormon my whole life.

About Me

At time of editing my profile (August 2014) I am 36 years old, married to a beautiful wife and we have four young children who are all awesome. There are no plans for a fifth - we are done! My wife is originally from Alberta, Canada and we met at a gathering of church friends (YSA party) while she was holidaying here in Australia during the Sydney Olympics in 2000. After a whirlwind romance that featured many enchanting dates, we were married in the Mormon Temple in Edmonton, Canada before setting up home here in Sydney (and squeezing in a Hawaiian honeymoon in between). I work as the Marketing Manager for a cosmetics firm which is also our family business. This keeps me busy most of the time and requires that I travel. My job is great as it's really varied and allows me to connect with heaps of wonderful people. I'm not a qualified chef by any stretch of the imagination, but I love to cook. I first got into cooking on my church mission in Italy when I realised it was learn to cook well or eat poorly! Since then I've developed a talent for preparing different varieties of cuisine and have even been published a recipe book. I also enjoy playing basketball, footy and tennis and watching all manner of sports, mainly AFL, rugby and basketball. My idea of a fun, relaxing day is lying on a beach with my family, taking a quick dip in the water when the sun heats up and devouring a big serving of fish 'n' chips for lunch.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life and have always known that the gospel is true. My parents taught me Christian principles in the home and I had a number of small but meaningful experiences growing up that confirmed to me the truthfulness of my religious beliefs. Even today I often get that spiritual confirmation of the church when I hear other people sharing their same beliefs with me. I know that what I believe in is true and as such I choose to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ as best as I am able (though I am far from perfect)! I'm grateful for the knowledge that I have, because it gives meaning to life - why we're here, where we were before we were here and where we're going next! I can say without any doubt that I know the gospel is true and I'm grateful for that knowledge.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church to the best of my ability because I know that's what God would have me do and I enjoy the blessings I receive as I serve. I've fulfilled a number of different official callings in the church and have particularly enjoyed working with the youth, the rising generation of the church. My current calling is 1st counsellor to the stake president, which basically means that I'm in a leadership position working with many other leaders to organise and run the church in my geographic area. It's a varied role that allows me to interact with heaps of other people and help others. I also serve as a home teacher and love visiting the few families and individuals that have been assigned to me to visit, teach and help. Some of the best experiences I've had in life have taken place on visits to other members of our church. I also try my best to live the gospel at home and in my own life each day. This involves regular study of the scriptures and other good books, praying each day, holding a Family Home Evening each Monday night with my wife and children and doing my best to be a good example unto others. I'm far from perfect, but I try my best!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kimball
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we are encouraged and instructed to look after other members of our faith but to also reach out into the community and serve people of all backgrounds and faiths. Sometimes we may fail to get the balance right, but I've personally participated in a number of community service projects organised by our church, I have done charity work that has nothing to do with our church and I know that some of the money that I regularly donate to our church is used for humanitarian projects in the wider community. We are taught to help and serve all people and to not distinguish between people who are baptised members of our church and those who are not.   Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Kimball
No, we don't worship Joseph Smith, but we do revere him as a great prophet of God. Even though I've never met him, I have a deep love for Joseph Smith because I admire what he has done for me and countless others. He lived a selfless life doing as the Lord instructed him and his actions have influenced generations of people worldwide. As far as worship goes, that is reserved only for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, we do not worship any mortal human being.  Show more Show less