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Hi I'm Keith

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona. I love helping people live a longer, better life and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my lovely wife for 19 years. We have three Children. My oldest is almost 14 years old and has completed all the requirements for his Boy Scout Eagle Award. He attended the National Jamboree in 2010 and absolutely loved the three week Tour. Our oldest daughter, age 11 is a creative genius who has been designing her own line of thank you and special occasion cards since she was 5 years old. She loves reading, learning and we love her cooking! Our youngest daughter is 9 and has an amazing ear for music. At 3 years old she would pluck out piano pieces by ear that she heard her brother and sister playing! She savors every moment of life’s precious moments and lightens our life with her smile and enthusiasm and paintings. We love to take family trips as often as possible and regularly hike together. I enjoy playing the piano, water skiing, hiking, camping and fishing with our friends and family. Service is a large part of our life and I currently serve as the president of the Mesa Sertoma Club. I serve in our Boy Scout District. Our family has been blessed to attend Philmont Scout Camp for leadership training. They always ask, “when are we going again?” I served a mission to the Spain, Bilbao mission. I loved serving the wonderful people of Spain and seeing lives changed by applying the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This was a singular experience and highlight in my life. My wife and I hope to be able to serve a mission together someday.

Why I am a Mormon

It has been said that the Book of Mormon is the keystone to our religion. That a good man would never have written it, and that an evil man could not have written it. As I’ve personally studied and read from those spirit filled pages, my life has been blessed to know how to be a better son, husband, father, brother, friend and employer. I’m a Mormon because the Holy Ghost has witnessed to my soul that the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Just as I feel peace and closeness to God as I read the Bible and particularly the life of Jesus Christ, so I feel peace and receive personal inspiration on how to improve my life as I read from the Book Of Mormon. I love to read the words of the Savior as he personally visited the American Continent and taught His gospel to His ‘other sheep’. I know that Joseph Smith, the first Prophet in our modern age translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God. In studying the life of Joseph Smith, I have felt grateful that God cares about me by calling Prophets to lead His people in safe paths during difficult times. Joseph Smith’s difficult life illustrates that God knows each of us and He individually blesses our lives when we seek to follow Him. I have felt the confirming spirit in my heart as each new Prophet has been called during my short lifetime. In the totality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ comes the reality that families can be together forever. The power of God on this earth to bind families together not just while we walk this earth, but in the heavenly hereafter is miraculous. These truths restored by living prophets of God have been confirmed in my heart and in my mind over and over as I apply the gospel principles in my daily life. I invite anyone who has read this far to make the study of the Book of Mormon a priority in your life and you will feel God’s power and His Spirit in your life greater than you ever have before.

How I live my faith

My family has daily scripture study, daily prayers, weekly family night with a gospel lessons and activity. We place an emphasis on developing our talents such as playing the piano and other instruments and learning to work and be creative. We enjoy attending church together and look forward to dinner table discussions on what each of us learned that day and how we can apply those teachings into our lives. In my clinic, I have the opportunity to meet many great people. Almost daily I have opportunities to stretch and grow personally as I try to apply the lessons Jesus Christ taught in caring for one another. Love, faith, charity, hope, belief, mercy, justice, patience, diligence and more are all principles that Jesus expounded upon as applied to the circumstances of life. I have found that the real tests in my life come as I apply faith to practice these virtues when it doesn’t seem like the easy thing to do. I enjoy working with the youth in our church and helping them learn about who Jesus Christ is. I also feel blessed to be able to meet so many great men and women who love the Lord as much as me, and who show me how to live a better life of Christ-like service. When I look at the wonderful people I know, I can truly say I know them because of my associations formed within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.