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Hi I'm Phyllis Kimpel

I lived in Wisconsin and New England, attended a University, married in Utah and had six children.

About Me

I grew up in an abusive home and latter lived with a divorced mother.While I attended high school, I attended the Minnesota Outward Bound School in which I learned a lot of self confidence and self reliance. I graduated from a University with a Bachalor degree in physical education and health education. I was married and had six children, four boys and two girls,that we are very proud of . My husband and I cared for two foster children for five years.We struggled a lot financially early in our marriage with my husband working different employments. Latter, my husband worked for the military and was often deployed overseas, which was a challange in caring for a family at a time before the modern communications of today of skype, email, cell phones etc. I spent most of my married life working in the local schools as a substitute teacher until recently. We now have been blessed with twelve beautiful bright grandchildren. I enjoy reading the scriptures and history , hiking, camping, skiing, horseback riding and canoeing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized and confirmed as a child and have never forgotten the spiritual feeling that I experinced.I gained a testimony of The Book of Mormon when I was a teenager. I questioned whether the things I was told in school, that there was a God, was just story so we could have something to believe in like santa Clause, or was really true. I was pageing through the Book of Mormon wondering if it was true. The book fell open to Alma 32:28-33. I read the passage and decided to put the experiment to the test. I will never forget the experience. It all literally happened as the verses said. I felt like I would break open. Latter, when I was married with the children, I was concerned with the contentious spirit among them. I listened to a talk by Ezra Taft Benson where he promised that if we have our children read the Book of Mormon together as a family, that we would experience more love and cooperation within the family. Again, I decided to put the promise to the test and it came true. I have had prayers anwered too numerous to mention and have had many spiritual experiences while attending the temple.

How I live my faith

I enjoy a personal prayer and personal scripture reading every morning. My husband and I have a prayer together every night. I attend three hours of church meetings every Sunday with my family. When our children were home, we would have a special family night every Monday evening, have dinner together as a family, have a familiy prayer every evening and have a prayer with the children before they went to school. I have taught with my husband a class on Sundays of 11 year old children and really enjoyed it.In the past I have taught Sunday classes to various ages of children and also to women and adult classes. I work in my church congregation visiting women I have been assigned every month, checking on their welfare. My husband and I try to attend the temple every month. We are currently seving an 18 month mission for the church. Often, I help with service for others that I am informed about. I have worked with the Cub Scout program for nine years and am a Boy Scout merit badge counselor in canoeing, swimming and personal fitness. For six years I have been the chair person of the local Board of volunteer firemen. I also have worked several years as an advisor on the local water board company. Most my marriage, I have worked in the local school districts as a substitute teacher and enjoyed it a lot.