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Hi I'm Kimball

I'm a writer. I enjoy the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from El Paso, Texas where I've lived for most of my life growing up. I've lived all over the country, from Virginia to Hawaii, but El Paso is home. I was going to college at Brigham Young University before I served a mission for the church in the Massachusetts Boston Mission, where I'm currently living now. I love writing, and I hope to one day be a film producer, but we'll see how that goes. I love riding motorcycles, camping, hiking, spending time with friends, and playing video games. I also thoroughly enjoy reading and anything that encompasses a good story, whether it's a book, movie or video game.

Why I am a Mormon

I hold on to this faith not because it's been part of my life since I've been a child, but because I've really been able to see what a difference it's made in my life. Many people spend their time looking for meaning in life and as a teenager I turned myself away from a lot of the things the gospel promises will make us happy. As I've refocused my life on the Gospel and everything that Christ's teachings emphasize, I've come closer to my family and I've found real lasting happiness and real lasting peace. I don't know how to say it any other way, but when we live our lives the way God asks us and advises us to live them, then it brings the kind of peace where you can lay your head down at night and sleep easy because all is well. Life gets complicated and it isn't easy by any stretch of the imagination but the Gospel simplifies things and brings true joy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by letting the example of Christ shape how I live my life. I'm not perfect and no one is, but Christ set an example of love for all of us and I try as much as I can to love and serve those around me. One of the ways I'm doing this is by serving a mission, where we spend all of our time focused on inviting others to come unto Christ and live like He did.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families are not only central to God's plan, but they're central to our lives. Families are the ones that teach you everything you learn when you're young and they love and support you all throughout life. They can open doors of opportunity to you and can provide you with the wisdom and guidance that only comes through life experience. My own mother has done so much for me in teaching me how to take care of myself and to live within my means. My father has taught me the importance of hard work and what it means to be honest and honorable. The happiest experiences I've had in my life have come from making my parents proud of me and showing them that I do care about what they teach me and that the values that they've taught me are values I hold deeply in my heart. My family is important to me because without them, I wouldn't have any of that and because I know that without a strong family, it is so easy for us to become involved in bad situations and tough living circumstances. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the very act that Jesus Himself performed to redeem us from our sins. In a way that we obviously are not capable of comprehending, because He was perfect and born of both our Father in Heaven and of Man, He took upon himself the sins of the world. A simple metaphor I've learned to describe this process is like we all have a spiritual bank. When we commit sin, we take money out of that bank, and we're really never capable of fully repaying the debt ourselves. But what Christ did was He took all of our debts and paid that debt in full for us. In doing so, we have become indebted to Him, and through the path that He has laid for us, He has provided us a way to repay that debt ourselves. The Atonement is that singular act of Christ taking our spiritual debts, and it was necessary because we aren't perfect and without Christ acting as our mediator, we had no feasible way of cleansing ourselves from sin. Show more Show less