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Hi I'm Kimball

I'm a runner, a soon-to-be LDS missionary in the Peru, Lima North Mission, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

First off, I love to run! I feel like running brings me closer to God because when I run I realize how much he has given me. Besides running I love to do what most young adults do; hang out with friends, go on adventures, and try new things. In a few short months, in September to be exact, I will dedicate the next two years of my life to help hasten the Lords work in Lima, Peru. I couldn't be more excited! I'm sure my mission will bring many challenges in every aspect of my life, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. But, I'm preparing my self the best I can! It will be hard to leave my family but it will be worth it in the long run. My family and I enjoy spending time together playing games, telling jokes, and just being in each others company.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my whole life and it has been a wonderful blessing to me. I have found hope in eternal families and hope in change as well as joy and happiness through this gospel. Though I have always been a member, it took a while for me to become truly converted to this gospel. I had many spiritual experiences where my testimony was strengthened that opened the door for my conversion to the gospel. Two years ago I was at a track meet with a great friend of mine, we had a couple of hours to kill so we decided to find some seats and watch the races going on. We began talking about missions because he was preparing for his mission and was expecting his call in a few weeks (he has been out a year already and has been very successful). We each shared our favorite scriptures and bore our testimony's. The Spirit of the Holy Ghost was unbelievable. I remember thinking at that time that this truly is Gods church and that I want to be a contributing part to it. That experience has shaped my testimony and has been a moment in my life that I can fall back on during spiritually trying times because it helps me remember why I am a Mormon. I know, without a doubt, that this is the true church of God. The Atonement that Christ performed for all of Gods children really did happen. Repentance works, I have a sincere testimony of that. I will forever be grateful for the knowledge I have that God has a plan for each and every one of His children. I am grateful for my family and the Christ-like love and support they show me, I am especially grateful for the fact that I have the chance to live with them forever, even after death. The Holy Ghost truly is a gift to everyone, it has helped lead me out of temptation, make wise decisions, and confirmed to my that this is Gods true church and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God through sincere prayer and pondering. Amen.

How I live my faith

Like many others in the church I too have a calling in my ward. I am the bishops first assistant in the Priests quorum and am very grateful for that calling and the opportunity it gives me to serve my quorum and become friends with all of them. I am also a home teacher. This calling has been a great blessing in my life because it has taught and continues to teach me how to love and serve Gods children in spiritual ways as well as physical, such as helping them move. Recently I was called to be a substitute teacher for the primary. Though this calling may not seem highly important, I feel like it will help me prepare for my mission and help strengthen my testimony as I teach the primary.