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Hi I'm Keli

I am a wife, a mother of five, a part-time college student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my best friend since 1994. Together we have 4 boys and 1 girl. I love to spend time with my family, especially in the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. I love to sew and enjoy designing many of my own projects. I also enjoy photography but do not consider myself a photographer, just an avid hobbyist. I am currently working part-time on my associate degree at a community college after which I will transfer to a university to get a Bachelor of Architecture. I am interested in sustainable design and building practices.

Why I am a Mormon

The easy answer to why I'm a Mormon would be that I was born one. But that's not the real reason. As a struggling teenager, trying to figure out who I was, I came to know for myself that I had Heavenly parents who loved me dearly, who knew me personally and who wanted me to find peace and happiness in this life and in the eternities. That same Spirit of truth testified of all the principles I had been taught in my young life and testified of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I am a Mormon because I love the Gospel it teaches, the person I am expected to be and world wide family it gives me.

How I live my faith

I try everyday to be a friendly person. I love to smile at strangers on the street or help a young mother on the bus. I may not always initiate a conversation in the check-out line at the store, ok maybe only 7 out of 10 times, but I try to be open to talking and giving a friendly smile to anyone I come in contact with. I also think that community involvement is an important duty for everyone. I try to volunteer on a regular basis, especially with county and city parks departments. To me part of being a Christian is reaching out to my community in smiles, tree plantings, or as a recycling volunteer.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

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