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Hi I'm Keo

I love God, my family, and my country. I am happy to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!

About Me

I grew up in Europe, Central America, the Marshall Islands, and the United States. I enjoy traveling around the world, but I am thankful to call Alaska home. I am a Professional Engineer and I serve my country in the Alaska Air National Guard, but the most important work I do is within the walls of my own home. I am so blessed to be married to Shannyn, she is my one and only! We have three awesome children that bring us a lot of joy and some hard work. We enjoy skiing, hiking and playing together. Family time and serving in the Church are very important to us. As a family we pray and study the word of God together. I strive to be the best husband and father I can be. My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helps me to follow Jesus Christ and to be a stronger and more loving husband and father.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have read the Book of Mormon and I received an answer to my prayer that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. The Book of Mormon along with the Holy Bible testify that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the creator of this world. I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He lives. I know that it is only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that I may be forgiven of my sins and weaknesses. I believe that through faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, and by keeping God's commandments we can find happiness in this life and eternally with God. I love my wife and children. Through the Savior and the Lord's Holy Temples we can be together as a family after death. We can be an eternal family in God's Kingdom.

How I live my faith

In my profession, I strive to live our Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all that we do. In the community I volunteer as a youth football coach and as a Boy Scouts of America leader. At church I serve and teach the young men (ages 12-18). We teach these noble young men to come unto Christ, give meaningful service, prepare to serve honorable full-time missions, advance their educations, and to become worthy husbands and fathers. We teach and encourage our young men to do "hard things." This summer, we took 129 youth on a four day and three night Pioneer Trek (25+ miles) across the rugged Alaskan Frontier. The Pioneer Trek was a reenactment of the Mormon pioneers pushing and pulling their handcarts to Zion. Our valiant youth experienced a small taste of pioneer life. Without modern day conveniences, they dressed, played, danced, cooked, worked, pushed handcarts, and walked like the pioneers. The trek experience strengthened testimonies of Jesus Christ, connected youth with their pioneer heritage, provided opportunities to do hard things, and to learn new skills. The youth had a lot of fun, returned with an increased capacity to endure trails, a greater appreciation for their pioneer heritage, and most importantly a greater faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ. The most important way I live my faith, is by working everyday to be a better husband and father. I am most thankful for the Lord's Atonement and the privilege I have to repent of my sins and weaknesses and to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.