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Hi I'm Keith Speak

I was born in England and I moved to the United States in 1980. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an Electrical Engineer (IEEE) and have been working in the power geneation business for about 20 years. I was Project Director for two power plants in Mexico and Republica Dominicana. This year, my wife and I, will celebrate our 30nd wedding anniversary. We have two children: one is a graphic designer and one a nurse. I have a son for my first marriage who lives in England; he played Rugby, like his father. One day I'll start work rebuilding my old two-seater English sports car!

Why I am a Mormon

I was converted eight years ago by two LDS missionaries who introduced me to the book of Mormon. I would say that, at the time of my conversion, I would consider myself agnostic - although I was born and baptised into the Church of England: I didn't go to church. I know that the Lord had prepared me for the missionaries; I realize it now and at the time of my conversion, or, to put it another way and according to C.S. Lewis ... the Lord can be quite unscrupulous … I don't believe it was by chance that I had already decided to give up drinking, a new year’s resolution, only weeks before the missionaries knocked on my door that February night in 2006. I took up most of their time, for weeks and weeks, with questions that I had about what I had read in the book of Mormon. Reading the book of Alma the spirit told me that these were real people in the book of Morman. That being the case then Joseph Smith did see God and his son Jesus Christ, and , I was converted, not without many tears of joy!

How I live my faith

I am active in my Ward and attend Church services every week, unless I'm prevented by illness, business or vacation. In the past I've had many callings: Ward Financial Clerk; Second Assistant Young men’s leader while in El Salvador; Ward Mission Leader; Sunday School President; Second Councilor in the Bishopric; Stake High Councilor - my current calling is second assistant to the Ward High Priest Group. I enjoy home teaching. I am the only member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in my family. I once hiked 15 miles with the Ward boy scout troop.