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Hi I'm Keaton Hawker

I'm an animal cuddling, chocolate loving, beach going, long boarding, sport loving, music hoarding Vegas kid. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 19 year old college student preparing to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have lived in Las Vegas for most of my life and loved every bit of it. I have been blessed enough to have been surrounded by amazing friends that have always served as great examples to me. My family is everything to me. After completing a year at UVU, I hope to return from my mission to study business at BYU.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this church to be true. It is so simply stated, yet has powerful implications. Yes, I was raised a member of this church. However, as we grow older we all must discover our own truths in life. There came a point where I honestly was not as sure in my faith as I am now. I took the blessings I had for granted and sought to try and handle my life on my own. I became so caught up in the trials and obligations of my hectic life that I lost sight of what I truly needed to be focused on. I have never felt so alone in my life. Unfortunately it took me hitting an all time low to realize what I had right in front of me. I was privileged enough to have many powerful spiritual experiences in a short amount of time. Experiences that I cannot, and will never deny as direct promptings and blessings from God. As I diligently and sincerely studied and prayed to know if what I had been taught was true, I received a powerful confirmation. I can never deny the emotion and pure happiness I have felt through the Spirit of the Lord. I invite all who read this to do the same. Simply get on your knees and sincerely ask your Father in Heaven to know that this is the true gospel of Christ restored on the earth today. You will know in your heart, just as I do, that the words and teachings of the scriptures are true. We are all children of our Heavenly Father. He loves us and wants nothing more than for us to be completely happy. His plan is a plan of true happiness and eternal joy. I simply asked, and received an answer. Heavenly Father wants to speak to all his children. All we must do is ask in faith.

How I live my faith

I try to serve in any capacity that I am needed. Whether that be by a calling, or personal request by a sustained church leader, I will do that which my Heavenly Father would have me do. By serving others, I put my faith in Christ by following his example. I will leave my home, education, friends, and family to serve the Lord for two years because of my faith in the truthfulness of this gospel. I have seen and experienced first-hand the everlasting, pure joy that this gospel can bring to our lives. I wish to obey my Heavenly Father and serve him by bringing this message of the restored gospel to others. I want others to enjoy the rich blessings that I have gained through my and my family's faith in Christ. I know this church to be true. No one is perfect. I have had my fair share of mistakes and will continue to throughout my life. I try to be a disciple of Christ by living his teachings and following his example.