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Hi I'm Keiffer

I am a United States Naval Officer and have been serving for 17 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I converted to the Church when I was 14 to my parents chagrin. I loved the church but by 19 had gone largely inactive due to various reasons. I found my way back to the Church in my early thirties after the birth of my first daughter and soon after her baby blessing, my wife became a member. I was fortunate enough to be able to baptize her. We were sealed in the Bellevue WA Temple a year later. We now have four beautiful children all being raised in the Church. I've been in the Navy for 17 years and have traveled the world. It isn't always easy being around people who don't share your values but I have found great strength and have been blessed for staying true to my convictions and keeping my faith. I love playing the drums and singing. I do it as often as I can and my tastes in music vary widely. I sing in the Church choir and perform solos as often as I can for my congregation and for various events in the US Navy. I love scuba diving, playing golf, cooking, reading, and studying political theory. I'm a conservative, I'm a patriot. and I am a gun owner. I have a BS in Aeronautics and working on my Graduate degree. I have a couple of tattoos, regrettably, and made many mistakes in my life. Today I am the Young Men's President of my ward and I am proud to say to others that I am Mormon. I remain the only member of my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Nothing I have ever participated in has made more sense, felt more correct, and made me feel as good. Being a member means having a special understanding and relationship with Heavenly Father that cannot be obtained through any other means. The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect and eternal. Once you've humbled yourself for a moment to hear it, it WILL change you and your perspective of who you are, where you come from, why you are here, and where you are going. It feels wonderful participating in such an awesome experience and having the words and knowledge to prepare for eternity.

How I live my faith

As stated above. I am currently serving as the Young Men's President of my ward in Lexington Park, Maryland. I am an Assistant Scout Master and participate in various activities with the Scouts. I recently hosted a camp-out in my back yard. I am a home teacher of five families and and love being able to help others. I participate in the ward choir, sit on the ward council, prepare and bless the sacrament as an Elder in the Church, and as often as possible, have other families over to our house for dinner. I love the Church, and love the opportunities it provides my family to serve others.