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Hi I'm Keola

I was born in Provo, Utah. I love musical theater. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music is a big part of who I am. I love to sing, dance, play the cello, play the piano, and play the clarinet. Basically, If there is music around, I'm a part of it. I also love sports. I am a part of the State swimming team, I play volleyball, and basketball. I am the oldest of three kids. For college, I either want to go to BYU Utah, or the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I was in a professional production of "Annie" down in St. George, Utah at the Tuacahn Center for Performing Arts. In this show I played the role of "Duffy", who is one of the orphans. I am a high school sophomore and I have a 4.0 GPA. I am certified in life-guarding and First-Aid.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church so I haven't ever known anything other than the typical Mormon lifestyle. I feel that I have been sheltered somewhat from the rest of the world and I am grateful for that. If I hadn't had the time to grow up in the Gospel the way I did, I would be a totally different person than I am today. I continue to come to church so I can strengthen my testimony and be prepared when people ask me questions about the way I act or even just why I am a member of His church. If I see someone struggle, I want to help them. That is why I am a Mormon. I have recently received my Young Women's medallion for completing my Personal Progress. It was a little difficult to do, but I finally got it done. It was one of the most faith-strengthening experiences I have ever had.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the little things I do each day. I'm not old enough to teach any church classes yet, but I am excited to help wherever I can. Whenever there is a service project in our ward, I go and do the best I can with what I am capable of. Recently, I taught the little children while the other teachers were in a workshop. I am preparing to be a missionary every day. I want everyone I meet to be as happy and excited about the gospel as I am.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Without the Savior, we would never have received the gift of the Atonement. Christ suffered for our sins that we may repent and become worthy to return to our Heavenly Father. When we repent of our sins, they are gone. God will not remember them anymore. Christ being our savior is an essential part of Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

He was a very important prophet in our dispensation. He had enough faith at the age of fourteen that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. From then on, he dedicated his life to restoring the true gospel on Earth. Show more Show less