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Hi I'm Keri

I grew up moving around due to my dad being in the Army. I graduated college in 2013 with my associates. I am a mormon.

About Me

With moving around I got to see and meet a lot of different people and cultures. I have lived in Hawaii, California, Washington, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, and New York. Learning a little bit from everything and applying those experiences to my life has made me who I am today. I love animals and received my associates in Veterinary Technology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Now I work with animals everyday and it is a very fulfilling job because I am doing what I enjoy. An that is taking care of animals. My hobbies...I enjoy singing, dancing, learning anything new, spending time with friends and family, and etc. If I can go out and have a great time in a wholesome way I enjoy it.

Why I am a Mormon

During my freshman year of high school I lost my grandmother on my mom's side and then latter that month I lost her mom (my great grandmother). They were both mormons but my grandmother was inactive with my grandfather. So latter on in that month the elders came by our home. (Please take note my grandparents were in California and we were in Ohio) My mom knew who they were and said to come back when us kids were out of school. So I came home and she told me missionaries were coming over soon to answer questions we had about the funerals. They came, we asked, they answered and then they taught us about Joseph Smith. While watching the movie I was moved. For the next two months we took the discussions and we (as a family) were thinking about baptism. Heavenly Father told me He would forgive me if I would just come unto Him. An I told my parents that I wanted to get baptized. So on May 27, 2007 we were baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by my grandfather on my mom's side. I am a mormon because I know this church is true and that God wants me to be in it. He deeply, unconditionally loves me and cares about me. He wants my family and me to come back to Him in this next world. An in between that I am preparing myself to meet Him then. This is why I am a mormon.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I attend church and I serve the members in the church as a ward missionary. I mostly help with fellowshipping and getting everyone to become friends with others so everyone feels important. Thus I plan activities, meet with the sister missionaries of the ward, and try to help build relationships between new and old members of the ward. How do I live my faith day to day? I act by example. I may not be the best example but I try to be. Others notice I do not smoke or drink or go out partying. Some people say I am different because I am 21 and I see things in a different manner than other 21 year olds. If the opportunity is right I will come out and say I am a mormon but I mostly let the people around me put the pieces together. An if they have any questions I answer them to the best of my ability.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Keri
We (mormons) live just like everyone else. We do have some additional commandments like we do not not drink tea or coffee, we do not do drugs, use tobacco, or drink alcohol. We get up and we get ready for the day just like any one else would. Some of us read the scriptures in the morning and say a prayer before going off into the world. Others might read their scriptures at night. However we are recommended to read the scriptures everyday, pray always, and to hold special family meetings called Family Home Evening or FHE. We all have the chose to do these things if we want to . But all in all we dress a little more conservative than the trends going on. We stay positive and enjoy life in a joyful manner. Mormons are normal people just with a few quirks but who does not have their quirks? Show more Show less