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Hi I'm Keith

I'm an outdoor adventurer who grew up in southern Utah Kanab. I'm a married college student. I am Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small rural town and began to love being outside. I've continued this love for the outdoors into college, I'm studying toward a Bacholer Degree in Outdoor Recreation. I love hiking, biking, fishing, camping, basketball, football, ulitmate frisbee, tennis, golf, and the list of my activities goes on and on. I am married to a wonderful woman, Chelsea. We we're married on December 17, 2010 in St. George UT. We do everything together. All those activities I lested above are all done with her involved. Married life is awesome! Adventure is the naem of the game for me. I like to travel alot. One of my lifetime goals is to hit all of National Geographics 100 best vacation spots...I'm only at like 5 of them. I have traveled to go just to theme parks. I've been on 5 of the top 10 fastest rollercoasters in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up my parents raised my older siblings and I as mormon. My older siblings never really set a good example for me as they chose to step off the straight and narrow. I was blessed though to feel the Spirit of God at a crucial point in my teenage years. When I was 18 years old I was questioning everything my parents had taught and wanted to get involved in drinking like my brothers and friends were doing. It was a pretty intense fork in my life, go the way my parents wanted me to go and I would be going for 2 years on a mormon mission or go the way that everyone else wanted me to and I would be having "fun" with all my friends and brothers. It was hard decision. Then on February 3, 2007 I was sitting in my room thinking about this decision I had in front of me and I decided to read the Book of Mormon. I honestly don't remember where I read, I had just flipped it open and read a chapter. The important part came after. I got down on my knees, first heart-felt prayer I've ever said. I just simply said something like; "Heavenly Father, I don't know what to do. I don't know if all this stuff (the Gosple, Book of Mormon, etc.) is for real." I decided right then that I was going to fast the next day, being a Sunday. I fully intended on recieving an answer and following through with it. I know that If God answered I was going to have to go on a mission and follow His commandments. Nothing happened. The next day I got up and went to church. I sat down in class and the teacher started to speak. "Today we're gonna talk about being a man!" were Brother Smith's first words in his lesson. That's when it hit me like a ton of bricks! I know God spoke to me right then. He said, "YOU KNOW THIS IS RIGHT. NOW STAND UP AND BE A MAN!" I was crying my eyes out. It felt so great to feel so close to Heavenly Father. I went on a mission a month later and I've never been happier.

How I live my faith

I first of all try to keep as close to Heavenly Father through daily prayer and scripture study. It's all about being in His word and knowing who He is. Through the scripture's I figure out where I can improve and become more Christ-like. My wife and I don't have callings in our congregation right now so we just volunteer when there's something to do. My favorite ways to help people is at work. I work with troubled youth. These teenagers are trying to overcome addictions and other such issues. Legally I can't "preach" to them but I've found ways to help them have Faith, Repent and live better lives. Helping anyone and everyone is the greatest form of Christianity.