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Hi I'm Keighley

I grew up in California and then Hawaii. I'm a Radiologic Technologist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California and moved to Hawaii when I was 13 years old. I have an associates degree in applied sciences and currently work as a Radiologic Technologist. Although I'm the only member in my family, I have two awesome sisters who remind me how great it is to have a family, and I'm soon to have my own eternal family - I'm engaged to an awesome guy who I will soon marry in the Lai'e Hawaii temple.

Why I am a Mormon

What a long story! I was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and have always had a strong testimony in God and Jesus Christ, but I never felt that I was spiritually "whole" in a sense. When I got older I drifted from my past religion, and my life took a turn for the worse. I engaged in behavior that pushed me further from God and made me feel so unworthy. I met my now fiancee' at that time - and for a reason. I had no idea he was a Mormon, and when I found out I was curious, since I really didn't know what they believed. We became friends and he shared his testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon, and I felt what I know now to be the Spirit so strongly. He gave me a Book of Mormon and shared articles and books about his beliefs. A few months later I went to church for the first time, and it just felt right. That day I set up a meeting with the missionaries to take discussions. I really enjoyed what I learned, but my past religious views made it very difficult for me to accept baptism. I was taught that any other religion but the one I had been in was apostasy, and that I would be worshiping a false God if I joined. I also knew my family and friends would no longer be able to have contact with me. However, I could not deny that the missionaries always answered my questions, without me even asking them - they were truly inspired of God. They asked me to be baptized, but I declined. They asked me to read Alma (a book of scripture in the Book of Mormon), chapter 32. It was as if my Heavenly Father were speaking directly to me. The next time the missionaries asked me to be baptized, I agreed. It hasn't always been easy. Though I have lost many friends and my parents, I have gained so much! I have never been this close to my Heavenly Father and felt this spiritually complete. I have made friends with some truly great people, and I'm so lucky to be engaged to be married for eternity to such a great guy. I have never been happier!

How I live my faith

I start by prayer - every morning and night, before meals, and just any time throughout the day, I pray to my Heavenly Father. It's an amazing feeling to have such a close relationship to Him. I try to live each and every day in a way that pleases Him. I try to show love the way that Jesus loved - through serving not only in the church, but just serving those who I come in contact with. My faith makes me happy, and I try and share that happiness with others.