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Hi I'm Michael Kezele

I am a recent high school graduate. I love performing on stage. I work at a mortuary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a semi-small town. I have a very happy family of seven. I love nature and the sciences. I just graduated high school and will soon serve a mission to England. To earn the money for that mission I have been working several jobs. My most recent job is at a Mortuary, where I work with the deceased. It may sound kind of creepy but it is actually very interesting and very rewarding. I love working there. I also love music. I was blessed with a singing voice that I have used in choirs in my home town and around the world. I am a very blessed individual.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into this church, I still needed my own testimony, my own conversion. As a kid I went to church because I felt it was expected, and people would like me for going. I didn't understand it. For a couple years I really struggled. I didn't feel like I had direction in my life and I rarely felt peace. For the first time I really felt that I needed to make a decision for myself. I knew that I could either be a force for evil or a force for good, there was no middle ground. Because of good, loving parents and family, I had knowledge of the promises made to us by Heavenly Father if we are obedient to His commandments. I took the challenge to really search for myself. I began listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir much more. Daily prayer and scripture study also became part of my goals. As I put God's promises to the test, beautiful things began to happen. I started to feel the Spirit more. As I prayed and sincerely asked for guidance, and then read my scriptures, I felt peace and more love and guidance than ever before in my life. It was a long, hard road at times, but in the end it was so worth it. Now I long to go to church and partake of the sacrament to renew my covenants, be forgiven of my shortcomings and move forward with faith. I have now come to an understanding of the Atonement and of the Love of our Heavenly Father and of Jesus Christ. I can honestly say, with all the strength of my soul, that I know this is God's church. I love this gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything I do. On Sundays I participate in lessons and try to ask questions and give answers that further involve other class members' participation and build testimonies. Weekly as youth we visit the widows of our ward to talk with them and take out their trash. Every few weeks, I try and go to the soup kitchen as well to help serve the less-fortunate. In school I try to be an example of honesty and integrity by keeping my work and my eyes to myself. I really try to be someone that everyone can look up to and admire. I try to include everyone in activities, service projects and in my personal life. By doing so I hope to earn trust and respect. My overall goal is that I want people to understand who members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are, what we stand for, and what we believe in. As long as I know my actions exemplify one who loves and follows our Savior Jesus Christ, then I know I am in a good place.