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Hi I'm Keith

I'm a husband, father, and teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California and after high school served as a missionary in Texas for two years. After my mission I moved to Utah to go to school. While earning a degree in teaching I met my wife, who brought me to her hometown in Canada where we are now raising four girls. My hobbies include camping, baking, and coaching my kids' sports teams.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up always going to church with my family. In my youth I enjoyed reading the scriptures gaining gospel knowledge. My junior year of high school I found the book A Marvelous Work and A Wonder by Legrand Richards in our house and decided to read it. The book is a testimony of an apostle in these Latter Days that the 'marvelous work and a wonder' described in Isaiah 29 13:14 refers to the restoration of Christ's true church as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I came to the end of a chapter titled "The Divinity of the Book of Mormon," I realized that I had never found for myself if the Book of Mormon is really the word of God. One quote Richards used from an early leader in the church before he was converted says, "This book was either written by God or the devil, and I am going to find out who wrote it." Realizing the implications of my life if I were to follow a religion with a broken connection to heaven-led by a false prophet, and having read the Book of Mormon all the way through already, I knelt to pray, asking God if the Book of Mormon was a true book of scripture and if Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. The spirit answered me right away with a warm feeling that I remember feeling the first time I gained a testimony of the Jesus Christ and the healing power of the atonement. Although since that time my faith has been tried by others and tested in the waves of life, the outcome of all these events have proven to me the divine strength in which I have rooted myself by following the impressions of the spirit.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by sharing my faith with others. I am constantly trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ in my life. I strive to be kind and show concern and compassion for others. I study the scriptures to learn more about the Savior that I might better come to know him, and what manner of man I ought to be. I speak to others concerning the church and the how great a part of my life it is. As a member of the church I have been extended callings over my lifetime that have allowed me to serve others. These callings have included watching small children while their parents go to classes on Sunday, teaching older children at church, being a leader in the scouting program and presiding over the Priesthood group. The Bishop of our congregation prayerfully decides who ought to fill these responsibilities. Diligently serving in these callings is a way of showing faith that God has called leaders in the church to direct us