Josh arrived in Oklahoma today, just six weeks after leaving home. Below is a photo of Elder Kilmer with President and Sister Walkenhorst, the mission president and mission mother of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Mission. His mission president is tall: seven feet, and a former basketball player for BYU.
Here is a short article on the Walkenhorsts when they arrived in the mission nearly three years ago. They will be leaving the mission at the end of June, and Josh will have a new mission president for the remainder of his mission starting July 1st.
We were able to speak with Josh by phone today as he was in the airport waiting for his plane. When we asked him what he learned from six weeks in the missionary training center, hew was reflective and after a few moments, he said,
“I really learned that it’s important that you know who you are and why you want to be that person. It’s important to understand the why of who you are before you know the what and the how.”
We may not hear from him for a while until he gets settled in his new area and can send us an update. We do know that he is having dinner with his mission president and family tonight and will head off to his new area tomorrow. We will keep you updated. Many thanks to those that have shown him support. If you want to reach him you can send him an email or a letter to his mission home until we get his new address.