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Hi I'm Keri

I started college with a 4th grade knowledge of math. Through faith in Christ I am on my way to a master's degree. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a full time student for several years. I have graduated with my associates degree of arts. I served a full time mission for the LDS Church to teach and serve others the way the savior would have if he was here to do so. I served the amazing people of the Manila Philippines area. . My hobbies include: writing songs, listening to uplifting music, going for walks, learning all types of new things through books and experience, traveling, playing ultimate Frisbee, Swimming, learning new languages, and reading novels. My goal is to get a masters degree in Family studies and help families become more stable for the future foundation of society and happiness in individual lives. In the Lord's time, I also desire to have my own family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in Utah, I've been a member my whole life but I went through the same conversion process that everyone else goes through. I learned the teachings of this church and gained a knowledge of their truth through reading scriptures, such as the Book of Mormon, and praying to know if it was true. Even with the solid religious foundation that I was given from a young age, my life has had its unique challenges. I struggled more them most in school. When I started college I probably had a 4th grader's understanding of math. I grew up thinking was too stupid to go to college or succeed at anything academically. At the end of my junior year and through my senior year of high school I had angel friends that encouraged me to try the college experience. This, along with the spirit's guidance led me to graduate with an associates degree. A small endeavor for people around me, but for me it was a miracle. Graduating was a testimony to me that living this Gospel allows me to have the gift of the Holy Ghost which opened my mind to learning. I've had other challenges. At times it seems that even when we do everything right, something bad happens. I chose to serve a full time LDS mission, as I was serving the people of the Philippine Islands I was diagnosed with chemical depression. This event was particularly hard to deal with because I didn't see a purpose too it at that time. In retrospect I can see why it happened and the understanding that comes from it that will help me in my future career and family situations. Going through hard things is never something we ask for, but its always something we need. This difficult trial that I have, and will continue to deal with allows me to help others, which is the most rewarding aspect of life anyone can have. The gospel taught me that. I am currently studying at BYU, taking a mixture of graduate and undergraduate courses. My goal is to became a family therapist and help others someday. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing all I can, I study the scriptures and learn for myself what is right and what is not, I pray to know what is true and I live by what the holy ghost teahest me through peaceful feelings and instipred thoughts. I do all I can to help others; those in my ward (congregation) and outside of it. I go and teach members in my ward and share some spiritual thoughts with them and I am always striving to be honest and hard working where ever I go. most of all I just try to be friends to others. I try to keep in contact enough with others so that if they are having a hard time I will be able to notice and help in any way i can. I work with a lot of people that are not LDS (mormon) but I have loved all of them so much, they are such good people, I try to be a good example to them so that they will see how I live my faith.