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Hi I'm Keri

I'm a Mormon and I Love It!

About Me

I just celebrated the 40th anniversary of my 20th birthday and I am moving into what I call my 4th phase ... retirement from full-time working, but I have no intentions to retire from living, doing, sharing life and my testimony of Jesus Christ and his wondrous gifts and blessings. I had the opportunity to graduate university in my mid-thirties as a single mother of 5 children. The strength, support and blessings of family and the Lord lead me to and through the tough times ... blessings! Through miraculous means I was able to have a tremendous career in the techy world and in application development project management. My wonderful husband, children and grandchildren are the light of my life. I have skydived, I have been involved in fighting wildland fires as a member of an Incident Management Team for more than 20 years, my garden provides tomatoes for my husband's yummy homemade spaghetti sauce, and have made a tradition of Grandma Keri days with my 14 grandkids and often their friends starting with Pumpkin Day, Service Project Day, Gingerbread Day, Grandson/Granddaughter weekends and family campouts ... I look forward to planning and having these days as they have grown so quickly and I love them so! My heart is turned to my ancestors and I love doing family history; finding them in history, hearing their voices through letters and pictures .. I love the search and being a family history detective. I am also engaged in indexing historical documents.

Why I am a Mormon

My family history is the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but a family history of activity in the church does not give one a testimony of the truthfulness of the restoration the gospel of Jesus Christ. One needs to put in the effort and learn of Him and His church and become converted individually. I attended Seminary through High School, and after I graduated I began to look at other religions through young adulthood because I wasn't sure of what I really believed and if the faith of my ancestors was in truth true. Through my searching I found goodness but I had many questions that when asked the answers felt to me, incomplete and one-sided; something was missing. At one time I was expressing my frustration someone said to me you are searching and searching everywhere but at home; you are not giving that same effort to the Church of Jesus Christ, why not? What are you afraid of? I thought to myself, that is true. I began to read the Book of Mormon, I began to pray and I asked the questions which were in my heart; are you there Lord, do you know me, was Joseph Smith your prophet and did he truly restore your church and authority to the earth. I received my answers, clearly and with peace to my heart. I know that the Book of Mormon was translated by the power and authority of God through Joseph Smith. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ is restored to the earth and is lead by Jesus Christ through the Lord's authorized prophet and His apostles. It is my testimony that Christ lives, that He knows each and every one of us (by name), and that He truly watches over us as a refiner of gold and silver bringing us to and through the trials that helps us grow to become what He desires us to become.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity right now to work with the older youth and they keep me on my toes; their testimonies and how they are living their lives are such an inspiration to me to become more engaged with my community, building my own testimony and learning to share my love of our Savior. My time with the scriptures opens my heart to the voice of the Lord; I truly believe that when I want to talk with the Lord I pray, when I read my scriptures I hear his voice and find the answers to my prayers.