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Hi I'm Keith

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Reno, Nevada, attended college at the University of Idaho, and loved the area so much, I stayed. I married my best friend Melanie, have four children, and just celebrated our 20th anniversary. I am self employed and work with my wife running a social work agency.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up without religion in my life, but while attending college, gradually became aware that I was missing something. Some of my friends asked me to join them at church, and I was able to attend several different churches with them. While I appreciated attending church, and felt I was headed in the right direction, I didn't feel right about joining any of these churches. During this time, I noticed another friend seemed effervescent after attending church, and I started to ask questions. Eventually, after asking lots of questions, I attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with her. I felt good after that, and I wanted to know more. The missionaries taught me but I had asked so many questions already, that they were just reviewing what I had already learned. They asked me if I would like to be baptized, and this time I felt it was the right thing to do. It was the first most important decision I made, and has lead to many other good decisions, including the choice to marry my wife in the Temple for eternity.

How I live my faith

I offer prayers regularly, and study the scriptures. One time, when I was praying, I told Heavenly Father I would do his will, whatever that was. Shortly after that experience, I became the leader of my congregation. In our church we are called by inspiration to serve in different areas of our church. While I have served in several different capacities in the church, this particular calling has proven to be quite challenging at times, and at other times, quite rewarding. What I enjoy most is the opportunity to help people individually. In our church, we believe in serving in the community as well. I serve as an EMT on my community's ambulance and find that rewarding as well. I have become fascinated with the heart and hope to learn additional skills that will help me be able to provide advanced cardiac care in the future. The most rewarding part is knowing that you have made a difference in someone's life, whether it be just providing comfort in a moment of need, or saving a life.