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Hi I'm Keri Jo

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Mother of six wonderful kids and a wife to an amazing husband named Darrell. I am a Homemaker. I graduated from BYU in Family History-Genealogy in 1995 and I am a Professional Genealogist. I enjoy searching for ancestors, and finding stories and pictures about them. I love staying home with my kids and teaching them and helping them to grow. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. In my spare time, I like to crochet, tat, and knit. I enjoying singing and listening to my children practice their piano and harp. Most days I am taking kids to an activity; football, basketball, kenpo, soccer, music lessons, scouts and more. My life is fun, and busy, but it is full of laughter and happiness as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my whole life. My parents taught me the gospel and how to have faith. They taught me about the Book of Mormon, and the great people in that book. They taught me about the plan of Salvation and about why we are here on this earth. They taught me to rely on the Lord and pray when I needed help. My prayers were usually answered, not always when I wanted them to be; or how I would have wanted them to be . . . but yes they were answered. I think I have always had a love of my Savior Jesus Christ. I was born 3 months early, weighing only 1lbs and 11 oz. I was given a priesthood blessing that I would lead a normal life. I would have to say, it has been an extraordinary life. I have had many difficulties with my health, but I learned early on to rely on the Savior and trust in him. Challenges come with life, it is how we act on them and respond to them that show our character, determination and faith in God.

How I live my faith

When I was only 5 years old, I was in a Multi-Stake play of 3rd Nephi. It is a part of the Book of Mormon when Jesus Christ appears to the people of the American Continent after his resurrection. My whole family was in the production. We sang songs and were sitting together on the stage. At one point in the show, the lights would go out and the little children were supposed to run to the center of the stage where the actor playing Jesus Christ was, then the lights would come back on. I did this with my brothers and sister. But as I ran, I fell down. Arms wrapped around me and picked me up, I thought it was my older brother. When the lights came on I looked into the face of Jesus Christ. Yes, it was an actor, but to my child's eye.. . this was the Savior picking me up when I fell down. I knew instantly then, that whenever I made a mistake, fell down, or needed help my Savior would be there to help me. Often in my life I have reflected on this experience and felt gratitude that I know my Savior is real and there for me. It has helped me through times when my life is difficult and trials are everywhere. . . I hold onto the fact that I know my Savior is there for everyone, not just me.