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Hi I'm Keaton

I'm a university student, and I'm a latter-day saint.

About Me

I'm currently a church service missionary working on projects relating to family history. I'm a physics major and have enjoyed participating in research projects at BYU-Idaho. I love ham radio and hope to learn more about electrical and communications engineering. I was born and raised in Lehi, Utah, being a younger middle child in a Brady Bunch family. Some of my other interests include astronomy, making music (especially jazz), and enjoying nature.

Why I am a Mormon

My personal relationship with Heavenly Father and His Son are what solidify my faith in the restored gospel found in the Church. In following the revelations given from Them in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and other writings from ordained prophets, I have received answers to pressing questions, peace to heavy burdens, and greater light and knowledge. I came home early from a full time proselyting mission due to health issues that came on very suddenly. It was an extremely difficult time for me, and I continually have to rely on my personal relationship with Heavenly Father. However, I have seen through His mercy that there truly is a path set before us the Lord is willing to lead us down. It is not easy, but with Him it is possible, and as we follow it our lives will become so much better, filled with joy and love we can't even imagine right now. Hard times are a guarantee, but continual companionship and peace are also guarantees. I'm a Mormon because this truly is Heavenly Father's kingdom in these latter-days. His promises are true, and we can put all our trust on them. He has never let me down.

How I live my faith

I'm grateful for the perspective the restored gospel of Jesus Christ brings me, and because of this perspective I feel more importance in serving and helping others. When I'm doing it right and living my faith, my relationships with others improve and I receive more joy. I am grateful for callings in my local ward because they provide me with opportunities to develop skills and hopefully brighten someone's day.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Keaton
In short, no. However, there is a large influential culture of full-time service for a period of time starting in young adulthood currently. We believe that we should share the joyful news of Christ with everyone, and strive to do so in the way we live and how we treat those around us. For young men who have graduated high school or its equivalent in the Church, a mission is considered a Priesthood duty, and all boys who are worthy and able to serve a full time proselyting mission are encouraged to do so. If one isn't able to serve full time, they are still able to contribute to spreading the gospel in other ways, just as every other member is. As I build a relationship with Christ and see the miracles He performs in my life, it becomes increasingly difficult to not want to share His teachings with everyone. Show more Show less