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Hi I'm Keith Pells

I grew up in Salt Lake. I love to sing and perform, and also to do math. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

From August 2016, for the next 2 years, I will be serving as a full-time missionary for my church. I've been preparing and waiting for this opportunity, and finally it's come! I love to talk with people about my beliefs, and I also love to serve and meet new people. I love to perform! I've been in over 50 performances, ranging from being a lead in the Musical; Nathan Detroit in "Guys & Dolls", to dancing in ballroom, to singing for homeless people with my Madrigal choir group. I used to be really shy, but once I started to get involved, and reached out to people, I noticed that people really want to have friends also, and I was able to befriend a lot of people. I also love to do math. I took AP Calculus as a Sophomore in high school, for I am fairly good at math, and my math teacher in 9th grade told me that I should. It was quite a challenge, but I learned a lot, and

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know this church to be true. It has helped me to find happiness, and kept me same from harm. I was born into the church, so it has always been a part of my life. But when I was 16 years old, I decided to find out for myself if it was true. I read the Book of Mormon, and I prayed, and the answer came to me, "You've always known it was true." In that moment, I realized that I had felt the Spirit many times before, and it had testified to me of it's truthfulness.

How I live my faith

Being a full-time missionary, that is my calling for these 2 years. I go out and find people that are trying to find meaning to their life, or they just want hope and happiness in their lives. I know that my faith and beliefs have led me to be happier, and to become more than I could possibly do on my own. Before my mission, I helped organize events for the youth in my ward and neighborhood. I lead the activity, and I also strived to teach and invite as many youth as I could. I also led a ward choir when I was 18. The regular conductor was going to be out of town for Easter Sunday, so I got put in charge of making a program, and leading the choir for the performance. I put together 5 musical numbers, including a choir, insta-choir (inviting members of the audience to come participate, with an arrangement to a well-known hymn), small group, soloist, and pianist, along with segments of General Conference talks to go between each performance. I personally learned how to lead a choir, which took a few months, but through the Spirit's help, I learned to successfully conduct a choir. I sang with the small group (of youth), practiced with and led the choir, and led the insta-choir. That was probably the hardest part, because I had to learn how to be very obvious in my motions, so that the choir could understand what I was trying to tell them to do.