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Hi I'm Kimball

I love biking, I love people, and I love Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey what's going on? I'm Kimball, most people right now know me as "Elder" because I'm a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love serving in Texas. "I wasn't born in Texas, but I came as quick as I could" is a great way to put how I feel. It's relatively warm, but it's beautiful and the people are so nice. I was born in northern Utah but I consider myself from southern Utah from a little town called Gunlock by St. George. My family lives on a ranch and enjoys going on cattle drives, weeding the garden, and eating homegrown tomatoes and watermelon. My younger siblings sometimes complain that my parents are running a concentration camp when they had us out in the garden at 6 am on a Saturday to weed a few hours before breakfast, but I know work is important and my parents are aware of that. Besides, it builds character. Like I said, I'm a missionary. I've got my companion by my side and we go out and teach people about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how they can be blessed by keeping His commandments. I'm a Spanish missionary so I get to teach all of the fantastic Hispanics in Texas. I love them. The food is delicious. Tortillas, frijoles, arroz, mole, pupusas, tortas, quesadillas, tortillas, enchiladas, and more tortillas. More importantly I love the people and their warm hearts and their desires to help people. They're so close as families and I love to see that. I couldn't be more happy than I am now doing what I'm doing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family so it was natural for me to go to church and boy scouts and just be a good kid. I lacked conviction, though. I have truly come to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that God lives and loves each one of us, His children. I know that He answers our prayers. I know that the Bible is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that it was translated by Joseph Smith, His prophet. I know that because God loves us, He sent His Son to suffer and die for us, and if we repent and keep His commandments, we will return and live in His presence forever.

How I live my faith

On Sundays I attend church to partake of the Sacrament, to remember and renew the covenants I made with God when I was baptized. And I'm a MISSIONARY! In Texas, no less. I mow people's lawns, fill in holes, clean up their yards, and teach them how they can be more happy and united as families through the teachings of Jesus Christ. It's glorious.

What is the First Vision?

The First Vision is one of the most pivotal points in all human history. In New York, a 14 year-old boy named Joseph Smith was in the midst of religious confusion, both internally and externally. He wanted to know which church was true. He was reading in the Bible in James, first chapter, fifth verse, which basically says if you want to know something, ask God. Young, faith-filled Joseph went out to a grove of trees and prayed to know which church he should join. As he prayed, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him. They told him to join none of the churches, as the authority to act in the name of the Lord had been lost from the earth. I bear personal witness that Joseph Smith DID see God and Jesus Christ, and restored the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less