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Hi I'm Keaton Black

I grew up in Chicago, I went to BYU, I'm a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports. In high school I played both football and rugby and loved it! Now I play when and where I can but not on organized teams. I love to watch and follow all sports but especially football and basketball. I attended Brigham Young University for a year before I left for a 2 year mission for the church. I now am serving that mission in Scottsdale Arizona and love it. I have had the unique opportunity to serve and teach the hispanics in the area, so I have had to learn spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. I was raised in this religion by two wonderful loving parents, and they taught me everything about the religion as I was growing up. I continue to still be a Mormon because of these basic teachings I was taught as a child. Over the years I have gained my own testimony of the gospel, so that I do not rely on my parents testimony any more. I have a testimony of Joseph Smith. I know that he saw our savior Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. I know that through the power of the Holy Ghost he was able to translate the Book of Mormon correctly. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, it has teachings that are pertinent to our salvation. Without the Book of Mormon in my life I would not be the person I am today. As I have read it, it has truly changed my life for the better.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which includes a lot of responsibilities. As a missionary I get to help other people increase their faith in Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. To do that I have special time set aside out of my day to study the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon. I covet that time each day because it helps me learn and grow. I love to be able to find new insights throughout the teachings of Christ and it truly does grow my faith each and everyday. I then get to go out and talk with lots of different people each and everyday and share what I have learned! I live my faith through keeping the commandments and doing my best everyday. I'm not perfect but I know with the help of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice I can overcome my faults.