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Hi I'm Keith Pember

I'm a Mormon. I was born into a Mormon family, but had to find my own way to Jesus Christ.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of five children, who are all married and raising families of their own. I am a licensed electrician, field engineer and sound engineer with my own business. I love convincing my grandchildren that I am their favorite grandpa and assisting my children in any way I can in raising my grandchildren. Some of my hobbies: leather crafting, wood working and building wierd and crazy things to bring joy to those around me.

Why I am a Mormon

This is my life. I know no other way to live. After my struggles as a teenager and gaining my own testimony, the Gospel of Jesus Christ became my life. Through the years of being married and raising my children, I would listen to other mormons tell their conversion stories (I love to hear those stories). Their stories were so wonderful, colorful and miraculous and I wanted the same. I would think back on my testimony and how it came about in my teenage years. It was just there. Nothing special. Nothing spectacular. Just there. I knew the Gospel was true. No doubt about it. I just wanted something special like the stories I would hear. About the year 2000, my desire to know that the church was true by some glorious manifestation came to a head. I would have fasts to receive such a miracle. I did not just fast once, but many times. The request was in my prayers daily. Then one morning, while showering, my miraculous miracle happened. My heart burned, my knees collapsed and I slammed against the shower walls (I guess, to have the sense knocked back into me) and a voice with visions came into my brain telling me that I have had these colorful and miraculous manifestations throughtout my life and each one was there in great detail. I was then instructed to write them down (of which I did). Miracles happen every day, hour and minute of our lives. Jesus Christ is involved in everything we do. We need to open our eyes and acknowledge it and our faith then will grow stronger. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is real. It is my life. I could never deny the Gospel than to deny my own life.

How I live my faith

I spend my day making an income helping others in resolving their electrical issues. At least once a week, I strive to give my service without any compensation. The Lord did not specify whether we serve the rich or the poor. Just serve. When I do give my service to those who have no wants, I in-turn recieve some very interesting expressions and comments. For example: "I can pay you." Then I would respond to them with the comment that "I must do service so I can receive the blessings that money cannot buy!" Their reaction is one of; "ok, I understand." It is a great feeling and wonderful feeling that I have at that very moment. A feeling that "money cannot buy." I give service and many other ways. I assist a group of men in my church in taking care of the widows and those who are struggling. We help in ways of getting wood for the winter, repairing roofs and other building needs, delivering meals and running errands. We also check on every family within our assigned area once a month.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Keith Pember
They are fantastic. I live with one. Equality is our norm. We discuss everything, we plan everything, we resolve our problems together. Show more Show less