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Hi I'm Keith Allen

I'm a Mormon. I have nine children. I work in the hospital. I love my family.

About Me

I am a father of nine children. I got married when I was 22 and my wife was 19. She was my next door neighbor, but we didn't grow up together. She moved in while I was serving a Spanish speaking mission in the United States. I enjoy walking and hiking, sports, coin collecting and spending time at the park with the kids. I work at the hospital and enjoy helping people who are sick or hurt.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and have been raised by two very good parents. My father was also born in the church but my mother was a convert at the age of 14. I have always believed in the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I have had confirmation after confirmation from the Holy Ghost that it is true! I have never doubted it. I know Joseph Smith is a true latter-day prophet and that God and Jesus Christ visited him in the sacred grove in 1820. I love serving in the church and attending the temple when possible. There is peace and comfort there that I can only describe as sublime. I look forward to continuing the work of building the kingdom of God on earth as we prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I currently have a calling to serve in the Cub Scout Committee. I helped plan a daycamp for 125 cubs a couple of months ago. Our theme was putting on the whole armor of God. I also home teach two single families and enjoy seeing them progress and share their testimonies and their struggles. Home teaching is an assignment that priesthood holders are given to visit a few families at least monthly in the ward and to make sure their needs are met. We have nightly scripture study and especially enjoy reading from the Book of Mormon. It brings a sweet spirit into our home every time we study it prayerfully. We enjoy family home evening every Monday where we talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, share talents, sing and play family games together.

What is the Relief Society?

Keith Allen
The Relief Society is an organization in the church for women ages 18 and up. It is a service organization which every woman in the church belongs to. The women are given assignments to look after each other. They visit teach each member of the Relief Society every month and look after their needs. They provide meals when members are sick, or just had a baby. They provide a shoulder to cry on, and lend an ear to the lonely. They meet weekly for an hour at church to receive instruction about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to share testimonies. It is a wonderful and inspired organization. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Keith Allen
Yes, we believe that a husband and a wife who are sealed in the temple can be together forever. Marriage is not just intended for this life, but is an eternal principle. My wife and I know that since we were married in the temple that even if death separates us for a time, that we will be reunited in the next life, never again to be separated. We will live with our children and loved ones throughout all of eternity if we keep our covenants we made in the temple to live chaste and righteous lives. There is no greater comfort I know of when a loved one passes away, than to know that I will be with that loved one again someday in the Celestial Kingdom of God. Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Keith Allen
Self-reliance and self confidence go hand in hand. I have always heeded the council of the prophets to have an 3 day emergency kit available and a year's supply of food. We don't know when or where we will be asked to use this food, but it gives us peace of mind that we have been obedient in storing food. Every month, I buy a little extra here and there to store up. There is a wonderful calculator on lds.org to help plan what to buy and how much to buy. I hope never to have to rely on the food supply completely, but it's there if we need it. I would be thrilled to share food with a hungry neighbor if it ever comes to that. What better way to meet your neighbor and to follow the council of the Savior to feed his sheep. Show more Show less