Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello all!

  SO this week was pretty awesome! Somehow by accident I ended up in the newspaper here! we were doing service at the library and someone took a picture of all of the volunteers as we were helping. So we got on to the front cover! Also it has been really hot here the past week but the work goes on. 

So highlight of this week. On Sunday the parents of a family that was recently reactivated spoke in church. They gave wonderful talks and it was amazing to see contrast of when they were't coming to now and how much they have embraced the gospel now. Also on Sunday, Sunday was just an awesome day, one of our investigators that we haven't been able to see in the past few weeks came to church!! It was amazing because he has been gone for about a month but still is wanting to get baptized. It has been a pretty awesome week. Also we got our transfer calls yesterday. Both Elder Rich and I are staying here in Wright! I will know this town too well after all the time I've been here. This is going to be a fun 6 weeks! I love his gospel and the amazing blessings it brings into the lives of all those that strive to learn and live it! Thank you all for your support

Elder Cameron J Kimball
Pretty flower

Elder Kimball in the news

Corn snake friend

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hi everybody!

SO this week was pretty unique! Weather wise it was nice and cool for
most of the week. I spent most of the first half of the week in
Gillette on an exchange so I was not in my own area at all but it was
lots of fun! I got to help out another set of elders and learn a lot
from them as well.
  On Thursday we had a big day. We woke up super early and drove the 4
hours to Billings for a meeting. The meeting was with Elder Martino of
the Seventy. He came to our mission for a mission tour. It was a
really awesome meeting and I learned so much! They raised the mission
goals which will make the mission as a whole stretch to achieve those
goals. It was an amazing opportunity to meet a member of the seventy
and to learn from him. We have been starting to try and apply what we
learned and it seems to be somewhat making a difference. One of the
most noticeable differences is how many referrals that we get from
members. At dinners we have changed the way we ask people who they
know that we can visit. We have already seen more names of people that
we can visit that would be more receptive. It was a wonderful week.
Slow but still good things happening. I love being a missionary.
Elder Cameron J Kimball
some members took us spider
hunting...This one was about the size of my palm...maybe a little is a wolf times...

Hello Every Body!!

   SO It is beginning to cool off here in Wyoming. School is starting
soon apparently and that seems to mean winter is beginning soon as
well. It is raining a lot more lately and all that fun stuff so the
cold will probably come in the next 3-4 months. Fun times.
     This week has been really good but kinda slow at the same time.
On Saturday our ward went up to Billings for a ward temple day, we
stayed in wright but that is ok. However among those that attended the
temple were 3 recent converts! It was amazing to see them after they
attended the temple and see the pure joy that they had felt from the
temple. Another amazing thing that happened this week was we finally
got one of our investigators back on date. We have been working with
Larry since before I came into this area. He was on date before but
had missed his date. I feel like this time he could make his date and
hopefully He will be baptized soon. It has been a really good week.
Also this week we had a really interesting experience. We tracted into
this lady and she seemed really interested. She said we could come
back when her husband was there the next day. We went back and ended
up talking with just the husband. He seemed somewhat interested but at
the same time not really. After a little bit we realized that he really
was not interested but rather was trying to tear down our faith. As we
drove away I knew with more a surety that This is Gods church. It was
interesting that even though He was trying to tear us down it ended up
strengthening my own testimony. I love this work of salvation that I
am privileged to be a part of.
Elder Cameron J Kimball
Bison Herd

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hello Everyone!

So this week has been pretty awesome. We had a freaky hail storm on
Tuesday night that seemed to come out of nowhere. We were just hopping
onto the highway to drive up to Gillette when it hit. It was so bad
that we had to pull off because we couldn't see anything. The hail was
about the size of a nickel and it was mixed in with a massive
downpour. We literally could not see any of the lines on the road at
all and we could not see any other cars except their lights. It was
pretty epic. At least we made it out safe.

    So this week we had some amazing miracles! One miracle actually
has two parts. A member in our ward suggested we go and tract into a
house of some of his co-workers. He works in the oil fields and
several of his co-workers room together when they are up here for
work. So we went by the house. The first time we ran into a guy named
Dallas. Dallas actually grew up in a part-member family but had never
joined the church. He seemed really interested in learning more about
the church and readily accepted a copy of the Book of Mormon. A few
days later we stopped by again to see if Dallas was there. We talked
with Josh who told us that Dallas was not there. As we were walking
away we felt we should go back and invite Josh, Dallas's roommate, to
learn as well. This week we have an appointment with both Josh and
Dallas and both seem very interested. It truly was an amazing miracle
and helped to build my testimony of the importance of following the
promptings and feelings that we receive. I have truly been blessed
with the opportunity to serve a mission and especially serve in this
area. Miracles are real.

Elder Cameron J Kimball

Big Sky

Another typical sunset

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


      This week has been hot. It has been in the 90's all week which
makes walking around very tiring, but it is all worth it. Along with
the heat comes the wind which helps a little. Yesterday we saw two
dust devils which was pretty cool! This week has been a difficult yet
very rewarding week, and it has been lots of fun!
     At the beginning of the week for the first few days almost all of
our set appointments fell through which was really tough. It was a
challenge to keep having everything fall through. However near the end
of the week things started to change. We made an extra effort to be
extra obedient and diligent and we almost immediately saw blessings
come. We have been doing a lot of tracting and from Monday until
Friday we did not find anyone that was interested. But between
Saturday and Sunday we were blessed with 4 new people to start
teaching! It made me think of something one of my companions would say
all the time "Obedience brings blessings; exact obedience brings
miracles." That is something that I really have seen this past week.
We may be doing what we are supposed to but as we strengthen our
commitment and obey more exactly instead of just being blessed we will
truly begin to see miracles in our lives. I love being able to learn
and understand more about the gospel and as well to share that with
all those that we come in contact with! I love you all!
Elder Cameron J Kimball
pretty sky background

me and pretty sky background....and our little tiny car

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hello Everybody!

  So this week was quite the adventure! I finally got my new companion
on Wednesday night really late so we didn't get back to Wright until
Thursday morning. I spent most the the past week up in Gillette
waiting for my new companion. His name is Elder Rich and he is from
Kansas City Missouri. This is his first week in the mission field so
that adds to the adventure!

 This past few days there have been some cool things that have
happened. We have spent a lot of our time contacting people that
previous missionaries had talked to. It surprises me how some of the
people that we have met are ready to learn about the Gospel but were
never contacted again after the first time. I am loving this area! I
have learned a lot here. The best part of the week was Sunday. We had
visited a few people on Friday and Saturday and talked with them just
for a little bit. Then on Sunday we had a lot of people that we had
met and are going to work come to church! it was amazing to see them
there and make the choice themselves to come. I love this Gospel and
the Light and Knowledge that it brings. I truly have been blessed with
this opportunity to serve and dedicate this time to the Lord!

Elder Cameron J Kimball