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Hi I'm Graham McKee

I'm English and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Until recently I worked as Owner of a Multi-National Group of Companies which I have now sold to free up my time to be of service to others. I have a wonderful wife and a great son who has recently been married to his beautiful wife, Harriet, after having graduated from University and begun working in his chosen career. I love to travel with my wife. Both of us love finding new friends and find people to be kind and friendly where ever we go. It has not been easy developing a business to that level and making sure I had quality time with my family - but - it HAS been well worth it. I can honestly say that although I enjoyed business very much it was never the centre of my life. As I get a little older in life I am now able to smile and consider the many wonderful times we have had together as a family and ponder the joys which still lie ahead of us in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young man my family were loving and kind but the influences around us tended to diminish the time we had together. My dear Mother had been a Christian as a child and was seeking a church that would answer her questions. After meeting with many sincere individuals she still felt that the answers she sought had not been given to her. Then a life changing event occurred which would affect our whole family for the rest of our lives: My Mother fell down some stairs at a social event and her head smashed through a window at the bottom of the stairs. Her neck was badly gashed and she was dying. My Father held the wound together whilst they awaited the ambulance. She was rushed to hospital and later felt cold and alone on the operating table. She prayed that if God would let her live to care for her three sons (of which I was the eldest) she would redouble her efforts to find Him. She felt a great feeling of warmth and comfort. Eventually she recovered, but her injuries left her with a scar on her face and all that entailed. My Uncle, Owen, her brother took time with her but had to go to the USA as he was an Evangelical Preacher and had assignments over there. He did not want to leave her without help and called my Uncle, Harry, who was the Branch President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Birkenhead. He sent to our home two young missionaries. My Mother thought, ' How can two young men with little experience of life help me?' They began to teach her. One evening I asked if I could listen. Then my brother, Brian, cancelled his work that night in order to join us. My Father walked in and said, "Are you enjoying yourselves?" He cancelled his arrangements and joined us as well. That evening two young men who had sacrificed two years of their young lives taught us things we had never heard. They were wonderful things. We 'hung on their every word'. We never wanted them to leave. Our lives were changed forever.

How I live my faith

I now teach others of those wonderful truths we heard 40 years ago. My wife does the same. I have been a missionary for the church as has my Brother. My work in the church has included being an unpaid Minister twice and being responsible for missionary work in our 'Stake' (Diocese) My Mother has spoken before congregations. She has taught and served in many capacities in the Church. My Father was also an unpaid Minister for the church for many years and is now retired after earlier selling his business.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Graham McKee
As with our own family the Church gives support, help and answers to some of life's most difficult questions. In forty years of membership it has never failed to provide those things in all of my family's lives Show more Show less