Hi I'm Keith
I was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Oregon. I learned to enjoy outdoor activities and working with my family. I am a respiratory therapist, and I specialize working with premature infants. I have 7 adult children and 8 grandchildren. My children and grandchildren are the joy of my life. I enjoy SCUBA diving and snorkeling.
Why I am a Mormon
My parents and grandparents are Mormon. As I was growing up, I observed how the Mormon teachings helped my parents through tough times. The church activities they participated in and service they gave enriched their lives. Each of us must come to a knowledge of spiritual things on our own; and through living the precepts of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have the same knowledge my parents have. My children and grandchildren are making the same spritual discoveries I have made. Through praying to my Father in Heaven and through studying the scriptures, I know for myself that God is real, that He loves us, that He guides us through a prophet, and that The Book of Mormon is scripture. One of my favorite church songs is "Sweet is the Peace the gospel Brings."
Why do Mormons go on missions?
When we experience good things in our lives we want to share it with our friends. The Gospel is the same--We want to share it with others because of the peace and comfort it gives. I served a mission as a young 19 year old. It was a marvelous experience because I spent the entire two years serving others and sharing the message of Jesus and the restored church. My sons served missions as well. Serving a mission is a wonderful way to get closer to God.
How I live my faith
I do my best to be a good Christian and to follow the precepts taught by Jesus. I try to learn from my mistakes and trust in the Atonement of Jesus. I teach weekly lessons at church to the men in my ward (congregation)