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Hi I'm Keaton

I have been raised in the church, my friends are all Mormon, my life is all Mormon, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have a very strong love of music. I love to play piano, trumpet, banjo, and to sing! I love to play piano in church for people to sing hymns. The thing I love about music is that it is so personally expressive. Music is a part of me that I can share with others. I am not professionally talented, but I believe that God has given me these talents to make others feel what i feel when i play music: happiness! Another thing about me is that i just received my mission call to the Ghana Accra mission in Africa. I am so excited to teach others for 2 years what i know to be true! I have 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and a Mom and Dad who I love very much.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in this church, every teaching has been in my family ever since i was born. When i was little, i didn't really understand everything that was being taught. But i did know one thing for sure, that God, and Jesus Christ loved me. As i started to grow in the church, i started to notice little things, like what the words meant in the songs we sang at church, or why my parents taught me how to pray, and why I felt the way I did every time I read the Book of Mormon. I believed everything as a child, but as I became a teenager, i knew that it was true. I now have a testimony that i know this church is true, I know that God is our father and that he knows me by name. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he helped restore the true gospel to the earth, and that through the power of God he translated the Book of Mormon. I know that we have true and living prophets and apostles today. I know that because Christ suffered for our sins, he knows how we feel when we sin and make mistakes, he knows every single miserable pain we've felt. i know that Christ can help us be clean again through his atonement if we repent. I know that priesthood authority has been restored to the earth, and that all the saving ordinances are available to us. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ, and that it is the word of God. I know that the Bible is also the word of God if it is translated correctly. I love this gospel so much, and am so grateful for the happiness it has brought in my life. I know this church is true. I know it with all my heart. I say these things, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

In my church i have been an assistant to plan activities for the youth every week. I have also been a part of a youth committee that helps people learn how to do family history work, or genealogy. As i have participated in my church activities and read the Book of Mormon, i have learned how to serve others more effectively, love and care for my family, and have developed a testimony that this church and its teachings are true. I have grown closer to my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. I have seen that helping others brings happiness. The more we put ourselves aside for the care of others, the more we are grateful for our own lives and the more we will be happy. I try not to judge people for their beliefs as long as they don't judge me for mine.