- a friend to so many who read this blog
- an ultra encourager
- an elder, deacon, unofficial youth minister, Bible school teacher
- on the board of a christian academy
- York College director of financial aid
- always wanting to stretch, grow, improve
Kimball lost his battle a few days ago with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Thank you, God, for putting him in our lives!
Kimball (1955-2009) loved people to know that he believed that no matter what the circumstances, GIGATTAATTGIG! Kimball lost his first wife, Debbie, seven months after finding out that she had cancer in 1999. Left with two young adult children, Kimball eventually remarried Melinda and became a father to her three young boys. Then, in 2006 Kimball was diagnosed with ALS. Despite his weakened state, he was a constant source of encouragement to family, church, friends, co-workers, and to those who heard him speak in church and college assemblies. Kimball will long be remembered for his joyful spirit, his love of hugs, his willingness to serve others, and his passion for God. Last year, speaking at a chapel assembly at York College where, he said, “It’s not about you”. He reminded the students about God’s purpose for their lives even when it looks like He’s not there. And as he said on a daily basis, “God is good… all the time.”
And now He's there, in the place of honor,
right alongside God.
When you find yourselves flagging in your faith,
go over that story again, item by item,
that long litany of hostility He plowed through.
That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!"
(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
You may see more about Kimball at http://www.york.edu/ (Finishing the Race!_