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Hi I'm Ronnie Jace Keller

Born and raised in Cache Valley (Idaho/Utah). Utah State University. Serving in the Rancho Cucamonga, CA mission! I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Idaho - Weston. Living five miles outside of "city" limits (You could say I lived in Cedarville), I had a lot of elbow room as I was raised alongside three sisters! I love my family. I graduated from West Side High School in 2012. My community was the best and I enjoyed to be involved. I was able to attend the 2012 Fall Semester and 2013 Spring Semester at Utah State University where I had the opportunity to become involved in different organizations including the Institute Enrollment Committee and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity! I made lots of great friends and broadened my horizons with the current anticipation of returning to USU in hopes of walking on to their track team as a pole vaulter while double majoring in 1) Law and Constitutional Studies and 2) English with an emphasis in Technical Writing also minoring in Classics with an emphasis in Greek Language. The goal is to attend law school and one day become a judge. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family doing random things! Longboarding, snowboarding, slack lining, pole vaulting, ukulele playing, helping and guiding others, and just having a good time... this is what I try to do! At the end of July 2013 I left my home in Cache Valley to serve in the California Rancho Cucamonga Mission for two years! I have served in Barstow, Adelanto, Rancho, and Ontario!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is the only true church that has Christ at the head. I know from reading the Book of Mormon and praying to our Father in heaven that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet to restore the truth back to the world after being lost. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it is only through the covenants we can make under the priesthood authority within this, Christ's restored church, that we can have eternal life and live with God and our loved ones for all of eternity. Jesus Christ lives today and he guides and directs this church. His church. These things I know are true.

How I live my faith

I was born into a family who are active members of the church. I consider myself blessed having been raised with the standards the Lord has set for us in my life since I was young. I live my faith by following those standards and keeping the commandments of the Lord. I know that as we serve others and show our charity we can be examples and we will have the ability to learn and grow ourselves. I do my best to keep myself unspotted from the world and rely upon the "merits, mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah" when I fall short each day. I am currently serving the Lord as a full-time missionary in the Rancho Cucamonga, CA mission. It is a blessing to share with others what I know to be true. I live my faith by allowing others the opportunity to be "perfected in Christ" just as I am able to be.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Ronnie Jace Keller
We know that this is God's kingdom once again established upon the earth as it has been restored by a modern day prophet. As we read in the Bible in the book of Acts, there must needs be a restitution of all things. Only by a restitution of all things can we know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. As we see in the primitive church, there were instances of plural marriage (including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses). It is by the Lord's commandment of plural marriage in the beginning of this dispensation that we know there truly was a restitution of all things. At this point in the Lord's church the law of marriage is monogamy. We know this is what the Lord requires and asks, and we do as the Lord commands. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Ronnie Jace Keller
A role of the husband and wife within a family is to teach their children correct principles that they may learn the doctrine of God's Kingdom. They are to be examples and lead the family towards righteousness. A father is to bless the family through the priesthood authority of God, and the mother is to bless and love the family through her God given ability as a nurturer. A husband and wife play equal roles as parents and should be united in all things to allow the Spirit to dwell within their home. They do this by loving the Lord first. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Ronnie Jace Keller
Mormon women are like any other woman in the world, but she is simply knowledgeable of and striving to live the standards of which God has given to His children. They are virtuous daughters of God. We believe in men and women to be equal (especially as a man and wife within a family). As a young man growing up with only sisters I know the blessing it is to have righteous women in one's life and the importance it is to always be seen as equals. However, as an only son I do know that "equal" does not necessarily mean "same". I know there are things that women are blessed with that men are not, just as well, the opposite is also true. I do know that God loves each of His children equally, and I myself will be incomplete without the eternal companionship of a virtuous woman. The equal balance is needed. Show more Show less