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Hi I'm Keli'i

I'm proud to be Hawaiian and Filipino. I'm a convert. I'm short and sweet, and I'm a Mormon. Like Go?

About Me

So my name is Keli'i, which literally translated means "The Little," but how it was intended was a shortened version of Keali'i, which means chief, so I am little chief. I love raw fish, singing, and acting like a fool. I like to eat food, especially any Polynesian food, mmmmmmm. I love cruising without knowing where I am going. I drive aggressively. I am terrified of Black Widows. I love dogs and I guess am coming around to cats. I like to stay happy. My family is where I gain most happiness. The family has two ethnicities, Filipino on my Moms side and Hawaiian on my Dads side, but we all love each other. I was raised by two amazing parents whom I love and cherish. I have one sister and she is a complete opposite from me, but we still get a long somehow and still love each other. I was raised in a family in which fishing is a way of life. I have been deep sea fishing since I was age 5 and Freedive spearfishing since age 7. I truly love the ocean because of the amount of peace it offers to my soul. I did boxing for a little bit and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu for about a year under BJ Penn. I was taught when I was young not to play sports so that I could put food on da table. I've been told that I am a risk taker, though I cannot completely see why..I did try to do backflips and landed on my head. I believe salt water will cure anything, but since I'm on a mission, a little music will cure it. I am currently serving in the California Anaheim Mission. Easy Brah, Chillaxin'!

Why I am a Mormon

Well the reason I am Mormon is because I know that this is the true gospel. I found this out through the only way I knew how and that was through sincere prayer. I was introduced by someone very special to me that I met during high school who helped to bring my life to the right direction. I took the missionary discussions for 1 year because I couldn't get baptized due to family troubles. I never gave up though because once I knew it was true, there wasn't going to be anything that was going to stop me. After 1 year I had the approval to get baptized and I was baptized the day before Easter in 2009. I was then confirmed a member of the Church on Easter Sunday 2009. The thing to know from this is that even though many things might be holding you back from becoming a part of His Church, there is always going to be that chance for you if you continue with a steadfastness in Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that this is His true gospel once restored to the Earth again. I love the joy that it brings in my life to know of the plan that Our Father in Heaven has prepared for us to return to him. My Mother and Father were baptized on October 29, 2011 and I cannot wait for the time that we can be sealed together for time and all eternity.

How I live my faith

Right now I am on a mission, probably the hardest, but probably most rewarding time of my life. I've heard it said that "The mission might not necessarily be the best two years of my life, but it definitely will be the best two years FOR my life" Participating in the ward as a full time missionary is very rewarding in getting to see the joys of people at Church and the love they have for one another. I continue to live my faith by being a missionary. I continue to pray and read the Book of Mormon because if I didn't then I wouldn't truely be living my faith. The Lord gives us commandments because He wants to bless us, if we were to just think differently that the commandments were a term to receive blessings, how GREAT would be our joy! Ever since I've been on my mission, I've had the joy to witness the miracle of the Gospel being shared. Living the faith of being a Mormon can sometimes be hard, but definitely is worth it. Of all the things that have been hard in my life have definitely been the most rewarding. For example, learning how to pray for the first time was definitely hard, but really rewarding. Relating that to something that we all do in life, learning how to not get road rage when someone cuts me off, really hard, but very rewarding. (Disclaimer: Lots of practice required) The principles of the Gospel are Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. I continue to develop faith through repentance. Enough Said!!!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Keli'i
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has always been a missionary church. When I found out about a mission, I was kind of thinking of it as a joke. They are truly giving up 2 years of their life to serve the Lord. As Missionaries, we don't get any money from the Church for serving a mission, actually we have to pay $400 a month to be on a mission. Even though Missions are not mandatory as members of His Church, it is strongly encouraged because it teaches and blesses both parties. We also do not get to choose the place in which we serve, but we know that wherever we do go, that that is the place that Our Heavenly Father wants us to be. Show more Show less