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Hi I'm Keilana

I love to learn new things. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That means I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the best mission in the world- The Washington Tacoma Mission. I grew up several places but spent the majority of my life in rural Nevada- but I turned out okay anyway (he he he). I have recently taken up polynesian dancing and love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of this church. One day during my freshmen year of High School, I was working on the class computer. I overheard some girls talking about the Mormon church. My interest was piqued, so I began to listen more closely. They were talking about how Joseph Smith saw a vision of Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ when he was fourteen years old. They all seemed to agree that such an account was impossible and therefore false. As a sat listening, I was compelled to join the conversation but was too afraid- after all these girls were upperclassmen. The next thing I know, one of the girls called me by name and said. "Aren't you a Mormon?". I answered "yes". Then she said (in a rather intimidating way), "Do you really believe that Joseph Smith saw God? ". I answered yes and the "encounter" was over. I breathed a sigh of relief. As I was thinking about all of this, I came to the typical teenage conclusion that my life would be a lot easier if I was not a member of the church. I wouldn't have as many rules, and I would not have to stand up for what I believed in. I may have even been more accepted at school. Throughout the school year and into the summer I began to question if I really knew that the church and its teaching are true. Finally one night as I sat in bed pondering I said to myself "Okay, I'm going to pray and ask God if Joseph Smith saw what he did". I reasoned that if God said no, I could quit the church. If God said yes, than I would continue to be strong in the church and stand up for my beliefs. As I prayed with sincerely and intent to act upon my answer, I felt an overwhelming feeling of comfort and peace. I knew that Joseph Smith Saw God and His son Jesus Christ. I knew that living the standard and teachings of this church would make me happy and bless my life- and it has. I am so grateful for this experience and know that anyone who prays to know like I did will receive and answer from God.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as full-time missionary for the church and loving every minute of it. I love to sahre my testimony and knowledge of the gosple with others.