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Hi I'm Kelani

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

"Kelani" is Hawaiian for "the heavens"- inspired by the time my adoptive parents spent at BYU Hawaii where they met. I was adopted at birth, but I've always felt I just took a different route to get to my family. Both my brothers are adopted as well and although we may not all look alike, our family fits perfectly together and it is such a blessing to know they are my eternal family and we will all be together in this life and the next. Growing up in Colorado gave me a love of both the city and mountain scene as well as a love for snowboarding. I am a recent graduate from radio and television broadcasting school- you'll see me on the news one day. :)

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was "born into the covenant", like anyone you always have the choice to choose whether or not you want to live the gospel. I've chosen to continue to live His gospel because I KNOW it is what He want's for us. I see the world and the people in it everyday and it's such a confirmation of the truth- I see the blessings and miracles of the most simplest of values that we are asked to live by. I guess my testimony and confirmation came for me when my littlest brother came to our family. We were all sealed together for time and all eternity in the temple and I vividly remember being in the sealing room with my family, all glowing in white, as we looked into the double mirrors that you can yourselves in but can't see the end. The confirmation came to me through the Spirit that because of His sacrifice, we are ALL able to be with our families again even after death. Who wouldn't want that? I have a true testimony of family and of this gospel and because of our Savior, families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

Being Mormon isn't just a once a week ordeal, merely going to church on Sunday and calling it at that. It's a lifestyle, and it's who we are as people. Living the gospel can be something as simple as giving somebody their dropped wallet, or something as difficult as telling friends that you don't want that drink of alcohol even if almost everyone is doing it. I find that living as an example to others says the most. I love giving back to others and serving those in need. Charity humbles you more than anything and gives you a irreplacable feeling of Christ's love for all of His children. From my experiences of the least difficult of things such as cooking meals, to the more difficult of helping to build a house in Mexico for less fortunate members there, ALL of my service to others has left a feeling of humility and love.