President Spencer W. Kimball Crossword
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“President Spencer W. Kimball Crossword,” Friend, Sept. 2001, 26

President Spencer W. Kimball Crossword

You can learn about President Spencer W. Kimball, the twelfth President of the Church, by doing this crossword puzzle. Read the clues, then fill in the puzzle by choosing the correct answer from the words below.

Crossword puzzle












  1. While young Spencer W. Kimball pumped water and milked cows, he ________________ the Articles of Faith and the words of hymns.

  2. One of his favorite sayings was “___________ your stride.” That meant that Church members needed to work harder to do missionary work and keep the commandments.

  3. President Kimball asked members to write in these so that others could read about their lives.

  4. Young Spencer was a favorite at these neighborhood events, partly because he kept people laughing and partly because he could play the piano.

  5. Although he was always __________, like his mother, he was good at sports—especially basketball, volleyball, and snowshoeing.

  6. President Kimball said, “My life is like my __________, to be worn out in service.”


  1. When Susa Young Gates, a daughter of President Brigham Young, challenged people in Spencer’s stake to read this book all the way through, fourteen-year-old Spencer decided that he would. It took him a year, but he finished it!

  2. President Kimball felt that every member should do this kind of work, and that each worthy young man should be a full-time __________.

  3. After having surgery for cancer in his _______, Elder Kimball spoke in a whispery, scratchy voice.

  4. People everywhere were very happy when Heavenly Father told him that all worthy men should be able to hold the ____________, no matter what their race or color.