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Hi I'm Kimball Hill

I'm a BYU student soon leaving on a mission to San Antonio. I love adventures, mountains, and everything in between. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I consider myself a Colorado native, despite living in four other states before hand. I lived there for most of my memorable life before moving last year to Provo, UT for school at Brigham Young University. In both states I spend as much time as I can in the Rocky Mountains mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, and going on other adventures with friends. My best friends are my family. I am the middle of five kids (still managed to turn out okay, in some ways at least) and just got a fifth sibling when my only brother got married this year. He was at BYU with me and we had loads of fun together. I study Neuroscience at BYU due to my fascination with the human brain and my dream to one day become a doctor (after a decade of school or so, that is). My family and education are both very important to me, as well as my friends and aspirations, but what is most important to me is my faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is why I submitted my school deferment and committed to serve a mission in the service of God for the next two years of my life. I have been called to serve in the Texas San Antonio mission, speaking Spanish. So that is where I will be for the next two years of the adventure I call life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was very fortunate to be born into a loving family that has taught me the doctrine and principles of the gospel. Ever since I was little, my parents have been reading me scripture and teaching me lessons. Some may think it brainwash, but the knowledge I grew up with – that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and a Savior who died for me and lives again, guiding me in my life – has always comforted me and helped me navigate through my life. Being around the spirit my whole life, though, has also caused me to take these truths for granted. At a point in my life I questioned what I believed and I wanted to find out for myself. I wanted an answer so bad and eventually I got it. It wasn’t an angel coming down from heaven or a vision in my dreams, but it was exactly what I needed, just the realization that I knew the truth all along. The gospel answers all the deep questions of life and has given my life purpose and reason. My family has been so blessed and happy in the gospel and so have I. This restored gospel of Jesus Christ provides hope, truth, and guidance in my life. It teaches me to and helps me become more like my Savior.

How I live my faith

I have always been taught that it is action which turns belief into faith. This makes sense to me because my belief in this gospel has always driven me to action, trying to become more like my Savior. I try through my efforts to keep his commandments and repent of my shortcomings. I live my faith by not doing many things like drugs, alcohol, and using foul language, but more importantly, I live it by doing many things which I find uplifting and bring the spirit into my life. These things include church and temple attendance, hometeaching members of my ward, inviting others to church activities, and service in many different ways. Of course, I am not perfect in doing these things or keeping all of God's commandments, but that is why this gospel is so great. Jesus Christ has paid the ultimate price for my salvation and without him, I am completely helpless on my journey back to my Heavenly Father. I don't believe that in my efforts to keep his commandments I am earning or working my way back to Him, but because I believe in His atonement, I put my trust in Him. Ultimately, that is how I live my faith, by putting my trust in the Lord and striving to become more like him.