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Hi I'm Preston Keeler

I was born and raised and raised in Las Vegas Nevada. I have a great group of friends strong in the gospel and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary in the Missouri Independence mission. I was born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada. I love rode cycling and I'm obsessed with history. I'm a goober. I'm not sure what I want to study in College but I have been accepted into BYU Provo. I have no clue what I want my occupation to be....maybe a billionaire. Lord of the Rings is my favorite movie, book, and sound track. I snuck on the homecoming foot ball game float. I Will sail the entire South Pacific some day. I Will go back packing in the Australian Outback. I cant cook. I love adventure and traveling.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was fourteen I really did not like where my life was at. I hated myself and the people around me. My mom had signed me up for a camp in our church called EFY. At the end of the camp everyone was invited to express what they knew to be true and what they loved about the gospel. Everyone cried during the experience, everyone except me. I understood that they supposedly "felt the spirit" but I did not. However I wanted what they expressed to have felt. Several weeks later while watching a Cartoon bible video about Saul, I began to reflect on the idea of feeling the spirit. During that moment I had a very powerful spiritual experience which changed me forever. This experience led me to read the Book of Mormon. I finished the book within four months or so. I knelt down the night to pray to know that it was true, and I am ashamed to admit that I stopped myself and convinced myself that I already knew it was true and did not need to pray about it. I must admit it is true that I already knew it but I should have still prayed. After the third of fourth time reading the Book, I finally prayed. The Book of Mormon led me to repentance which in turn led me to peace. I loved the Lord my God so much for delivering me from the darkness that I was in. I wanted to serve him with all of my might. Many mocked me for my testimony and everyday nonmembers and members alike tried to get me to lower my standards and have me set aside what I knew to be true. I became bitter towards these people and sadly I became a "More Holier than thou." Fortunately over time the Lord led me to forgive these people and set me on a much better path to be what he really wants me to be. I am not there yet; I trip and stumble everyday, but the life that comes from Jesus Christ is something that I can not give up on. The experience I had is something I can not deny. I am on a mission in Independence Missouri now, and I hope to spread the gospel to all that I can.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving a mission. I want to spread the gospel to absolutely everyone I can and live all of the Mission rules with 100% obedience. I try my best to be a peacemaker and I love doing service projects for other people.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Preston Keeler
The Bible covers a period of about four thousand years, although it is not written in chronological order. The Bible is divided into two main parts, the Old and New Testament, which each are comprised of a number of histories, letters, testimonies, and revelations written by prophets and apostles of the Lord. The Old Testament is the longer of the two and split into four parts: The law, the history, the poetry, and the prophets. The Law starts with Genesis and ends with Deuteronomy and covers all of the commandments that God gives to the Children of Israel. The History begins with Joshua and follows the History of the Kingdom of Israel and the Lord's dealings with them during this time. The History follows the confederation of tribes during the reign of the Judges, the rise of Israel under Saul, David, and Solomon, the fracture of Israel into the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and the eventual scattering of all of the tribes in both nations. We see the Jews come back in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah and ends with Esther. The Poetry begins with Job and ends with Lamentations. The prophets begins with Ezekiel and ends with Malachi. The New Testament begins with the four Testimonies by Mathew, Luke, and John, that Jesus is the Christ. Each testimony is for a different audience in mind. Acts follows the dealings with the apostles after the resurrection of Christ. The rest of the Bible is a set of letters testifying of Jesus Christ. They are not placed in chronological order. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Preston Keeler
The Book of Mormon is a collection of ancient scriptures, written by prophets and apostles just like the Bible; only instead of taking place in the old world it takes place the Americas. The Book of Mormon begins in Jerusalem 600 years before the birth of Christ, during the Reign of King Zedekiah, just shortly before Babylon invades the land. The Book of Mormon follows a family who is inspired by God to take a selected number of people with them and then to flee out of the land before the Babylonian Invasion. Nephi is the first writer of the Book of Mormon and Chronicles the events of this family. By the guidance and Protection of the Lord they make it safely to the Americas. Nephi's descendants continued to write and record the history, prophecies and revelations of this new people on sets of gold and brass tablets, otherwise known as plates. The Last two Prophets, Mormon and Moroni, compiled these records into one set of plates, which we know of as the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon contains the fullness of the Gospel, and all of the Truths and Doctrines that were lost from the Bible over the Bibles two thousand years of use and re translation. It does not diminish nor does it take away or add on to the Bible, it simply restores lost truths which allow us to grow eternally and get back to our Father in Heaven while living the best lives that we possibly can. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Preston Keeler
The Book of Mormon is just like the Bible in that it testifies that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Like the Bible it was written by many ancient prophets and apostles of the coarse of several hundreds of years. Unlike the Bible though, the Book of Mormon does not take place in the region of ancient day Israel. The Book of Mormon occurs in the New World. The Book of Mormon as well as the Bible shows a pattern in which the people are prepared to here the Gospel, and as a result God sends prophets and apostles to teach them the commandments and set up Gods church here on the earth. In both books the people after having accepted the prophets prosper under the blessings of the Lord and eventually become prideful because of these blessings. This pride eventually turns into gross wickedness and the people reject the Gospel until the people are prepared once again to receive it by the hands of another prophet. Show more Show less