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Hi I'm Keith

Singing brings joy & happiness into my life, I will be eternally grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with talents.

About Me

I have had many hobbies in my life but due to life's trials and health issues, I am sadly unable to enjoy the majority of them anymore. I enjoyed many years of competing as a Ballroom and Latin Dancer but due to an injury, I haven't been able to dance since. At school, I enrolled in the choir class and have enjoyed singing ever since. I have had singing lesson over the years and find that it is the only hobby I can do, when I am well enough, but I enjoy every minute. My current singing teacher, who is a God send has helped me further develop my talent which talent I know is God given. Another past time was horse riding, a hobby that brought me great pleasure over the years. Along with a dear friend, we set out to find the most high spirited horses and found a farm that boarded hunter horses for the winter. They were certainly high spirited horses and generally the advice from their handlers was to "hang on and enjoy the ride". The last "past time" is car racing which was a "thrill a minute". The job I had for many years included vehicle management and had the opportunity to test drive new cars on race tracks that came onto the market, I had a new car every weekend to evaluate. My most memorable experience associated with speed was on a visit to America. A friend took me on a snowmobile at high speeds across a frozen lake 10k feet up in the Uinta Mountains, amazing!. So many hobbies, but sadly they are all behind me now except for singing which I thankfully enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that God lives and that Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Redeemer who died for me and paid the ultimate price for my sins. In a world that continues to struggle, I am grateful to have an anchor and an example paved by our Saviour Jesus Christ, in my life that I can hold onto through life's storms. I am blessed from on high to endure the challenges of each day with a smile on my face. I was taught correct principles throughout my life from loving parents who have been a big influence for good. My Dad died in 1991 but I know that I will see him again and the reunion will be amazing. My Mum who has stood by me in his absence has always been there for me and although I didn't always listen to her advice in my early adult life, I wish I had, because guess what? she was right! Families can be together forever and it comforts me to know that we are sealed together for time and all eternity. It always touches me when I do Family History and realise that because of the sacrifices our ancestors made in their lives, we enjoy freedom today; we owe them a debt of gratitude. The Church is Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true Gospel, restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I bear witness that President Thomas S. Monson who loves us and only wants the best for us is our Prophet today, called of God and is lead under the direction of Jesus Christ who is at the head. God has always spoken through His prophets and it always give me comfort to know that He still does today.

How I live my faith

My current calling is as the Branch Mission Leader, which is very rewarding. I love to serve others and to help wherever I can and to share the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ with those I meet. The Word of Wisdom has always had an impact in my life where we are commanded to keep all harmful substances from our body. The benefits of living by the Word of Wisdom had a great benefit when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The doctor advised me that my recovery process would be aided by that fact that I didn't smoke or drink alcohol. I advised the doctor about the Word of Wisdom and he said that if all his patients lived by these standards, his job in helping people to recovery from serious illnesses and surgery would be made easier. In living my faith, I have learnt how to be obedient to the will and desire of a loving Heavenly Father who blesses me daily and only wants the best for me. My faith grows stronger every day through trials and tribulations and my constant prayer is that I may have the strength to endure to the end. A favourite scripture is found in Doctrine and Covenants 82:10, "I the Lord am bound when you do what I say, but when you do not what I say, ye have no promise". I want that promise to be mine and I know that as I do my part in keeping my covenants I have made, that promise will be mine. I know that as I continue to follow our Saviour, Jesus Christ, I will be able to stand before Him and hear the words "well done my true and faithful servant".

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Keith
The Savior taught His disciples, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19). As followers of Jesus Christ, members of His Church are enthusiastic about proclaiming the good news of His restored gospel to all who are willing to listen. Carlos E. Asay, a Church leader, said, “(There is) a marvelous phenomenon which occurs among men when the light of the gospel illuminates their lives. Almost instinctively, it seems, the light of truth sparks a desire to share. When our minds are expanded by new knowledge, we want others to know; when our spirits are elevated by heavenly influence, we want others to feel; and when our lives are filled with goodness, we want others, particularly those whom we love, to enjoy similar experiences.” You may have seen missionaries riding on bicycles or walking door to door, sharing their message. They are doing everything they can to seek out people who may be interested in learning more about Jesus Christ and God’s plan for their happiness. They serve in pairs, for “in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established” (Matthew 18:16). Missionaries volunteer full-time service for a period of eighteen months to two years. Show more Show less