The Mission Experience of Spencer W. Kimball

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Spencer W. Kimball indicated to his biographers that during his mission he had kept a journal in a little black notebook, but he did not know where he had put it, so the biographers had to rely almost exclusively on his reminiscences for information about his mission experience. During the clearing out of President Kimball’s office shortly after his death in November 1985, an inch-high stack of three-and-a-half-inch by six-inch looseleaf sheets turned up, which proved to be the missing journal. The journal includes irregular entries starting when he was fifteen; the entries are nearly daily from age eighteen to twenty-three. The portions of Spencer Kimball’s journal reproduced here are drawn from his missionary years, ages nineteen to twenty-one.

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