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Hi I'm Monte McKeon

I grew up in Southern California. I was a retailer most of my adult life and am now an insurance agent. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy viewing virtually all sports and or sporting events. Think it's always made a great impression on me to observe the character of great champions and to observe not only their work ethic but especially to try and learn from the way they 'go about' mentally preparing for success. I particularly enjoy playing golf. It has always been an interesting experience for me to read and learn from good books. Especially books that deal with the lives of people who've overcome adversity and develop an attitude toward accomplishment--in a variety of fields. Those of greatest interest to me are my children and grandchildren. I was a retailer for most of my adult life and now work as an insurance agent.

Why I am a Mormon

I've had the opportunity to be a Mormon for my entire life but my conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ has been a lifetime pursuit. From a young age I learned it was sometimes better to ask questions and listen to the answers until something 'rang true' and then how important it was to adjust my thoughts and directions accordingly. As a young man (age 12) I heard a great story at a church meeting and wanted to know more about the person who the story was about. Consequently I started to read the Book of Mormon and specifically about the individual from the story. Even though before this time I'd heard much about how important Jesus Christ was it wasn't until I started to learn for myself through my reading the Book of Mormon. To be perfectly honest the person I wanted to learn about originally wasn't Christ but rather a very courageous military man. However, after reading that man's story and how the Lord directed him and others it was then that I became more interested in learning about the Savior of the world and the impact He had upon people in the Americas before He ever came to the earth and subsequently how He then visited this continent as our resurrected Lord.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life I've tried to be a strong participant in my community as well as in my church. For many years I took time to work with young men and ladies who enjoyed baseball. I served as a coach, manager, umpire, and board member of the local baseball little league. I must admit my disappointment when not too long ago they changed some of the original by-laws--an especially an important one concerning Sunday baseball. When my children and others I worked with were young--Sunday baseball wasn't part of the official little league by-laws. Which meant Sunday was a day you could worship or do whatever you felt was best to work with your own family without outside commitments or potential conflicts. I also participated for many years in Boy Scouts of America and served in many capacities which gave me opportunity to see young men develop character traits that would greatly enhance their opportunities for confidence and success in whatever endeavors they pursued. It's been my privilege to teach almost all ages at one time or another over the years. Teaching is a wonderful way to not only learn much yourself but to also enjoy seeing others gain an enthusiasm for a subject or individual or even a principle that will help them make a better choices. I've also had the opportunity to work with inter-faith councils in various communities and observe how many real good people want to give of their time and talents to try and help others.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Monte McKeon
As a Mormon I believe, revere, study and absolutely love the Holy Bible. I see it as an important, powerful, and sacred holy record which is a strength to all who consider themselves Christians. The Bible has much history, great doctrine, powerfuly stories, teachings, and testimonies, all bearing witness that Jesus Christ is a Divine Son of our Heavenly Father. The Bible is most certainly the word of God and came from the writings of holy men of God as they were influenced by the Holy Ghost. That is why each learn I particularly enjoy reading from the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon because they are great compliments to one another. I've yet to find any doctrine in one that isn't also in the other and truly appreciate how people from one part of the world could learn about Christ, just as they did in another part of the world. Show more Show less