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Hi I'm Kelton Kearsley

I'm from Victor Idaho where I grew up on my family's tree nursery/ Farm, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 4 children, which all of us are boys. I was raised on a family business which is a tree farm and I was also raised on our family farm. So needless to say, there is never a dull moment, and I love it! I enjoy doing just about anything. I love to play sports. I played baseball, basketball, and football all through high school. I am graduated will be on my mission to Canada. Out side of school and sports, I love being with my family and friends. I love snowmobiling with my dad, brothers, uncles, and cousins. I also enjoy doing wood work and building things. After my mission I plan on going to school to become a Pediatric Oncologist, which is a children's cancer doctor. When I was younger my brother was diagnosed with cancer, which sparked my interest in becoming a doctor. I have always had a desire to help other people, especially kids. I love talking to other people and getting to know other people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later day Saints. I have loved every minute of it. When I was eight I was baptized. I remember my parents asking me if I wanted to be baptized, because they wanted to be sure that it was my choice. I told them "Of course I do!" Over the years I have gained a greater appreciation for being a Mormon, or being a Later Day Saint. Over the years I have come to know that this gospel is true. It has helped me and my family to have faith and get through the trials we were faced with. I remember when my younger brother was diagnosed with cancer at the age of four. We were all scared. Being the oldest I had to help take care of my other siblings and take care of things at home while my parents were gone with my ill brother at the hospital. My family and I really had to rely on the teachings of the gospel, and the faith we had in our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. We knew that our Heavenly Father would take care of us and that all would be well. The Gospel gave us peace and comfort as we went through that trial. My brother got better and we are now able to look back on that experience and see how much the Lord's hand was in our lives. I know that our Heavenly Father is aware of our circumstances. He has been there for me through thick and thin. I know that if I pray to Him He will answer. It might not be right away, or the answer I wanted all of the time, but He will answer and knows what is best for me. I know that this gospel is the way to true happiness. People ask me all of the time why I am so happy. And I know that it is because of the gospel, and the knowledge and happiness it brings to my life. I have seen time after time the happiness the gospel brings to other people's lives as well. I am so grateful for the gospel, and the opportunity I have to be a Mormon. I don't know what my life would be like if I did not have the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good example to others. I live my faith by getting to know other people and becoming their friend. If they know that you truly care about them then you will have a greater impact on them. I make sure I am involved with as much as I can. I have been the quorum president of our young men's group. I am now currently the second assistant in our young men's group. With those callings I have had to help plan our mutual activities, combined activities, ward activities, and stake activities. One of the activities I have enjoyed helping with is our annual haunted forest the week before Halloween. My uncle and I have the opportunity to visit two great families once every month and just see how they are doing and if they need our help with anything. I also have had the opportunity to go over to one of our ward's widow's home with one of my friends and we go and visit with her after church and allow her to have the sacrament. It is a great opportunity to go and be with those people.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Kelton Kearsley
We all have a purpose in our lives. We are sent here to gain a body. To gain a family. With coming to this earth, we were placed here to practice and exercise our agency. We are also here on this earth to learn. We learn from schooling, books, study, etc. But we also learn from our experiences. While on this earth we are tested. We are faced with different situations and different trials. Things happen in our lives for a reason, and we are supposed to learn something from every experience we have. We might not know immediately why we are going through something. Eventually there will be a time in our lives that we will need to draw on those experiences we had before to help us get through the new challenges, or there will be some one out there that you can help because you went through that experience and you know what they are going through and you can relate to them. Our purpose on this earth is to become more like our Heavenly Father, and help each other live in a manner that we will be able to live with Him again. Show more Show less