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Hi I'm Keaunui

I grew up in Southern California. I did competitive swimming in high school and in college at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy playing sports; I did competitive swimming for 12 years. I finished my sophomore year in college and have decided to serve a full-time mission. Since I am not currently at school, I got a job at a local country club, where I work as a member of the outside services staff. In my spare time, I love reading a vast variety of books. I also enjoy writing stories, poems, letters, anything where I can express my emotions and display my grasp of the English language. I love music, all sorts of music (except for country). I played bass guitar for three years and then I switched to electric and acoustic guitar. I've been playing for seven years, I play all different kinds of styles: blues, jazz, metal, reggae, alternative. I can't sing though.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon and therefore my siblings and I were raised in the church, but this is not why I am a Mormon today. I am a Mormon because I have recognized the significance of having the gospel in my life and the blessings that I have received from obeying Heavenly father's commandments. I believe that this is the true church and that if we keep His commandments and endure to the end, we can be reunited with our loved ones and obtain all the promises that Heavenly Father has promised us. There is no doubt in my mind that the Book of Mormon is true, and the words contained within its text were written by prophets of God. This church is more than just a religion to me; it is a lifestyle. Most importantly, I am a Mormon because I know that the teachings of the prophets are true, and my ancestors knew they were true as well. It is my goal to convince my future generations as well as the generations of the people I teach that this church is true, and that Heavenly Father will bless us if we live righteously.

How I live my faith

In my home ward, I am one of two young adults. Our ward is of a decent size, there just are not many people my age. I am much older than the other kids in my ward, and for this reason I view my situation as a prime opportunity to be a role model for the youth. Many of the 11-12 year olds look up to me and it's my responsibility to set a righteous example for them before I leave on my mission. I recently got called to serve as a ward missionary to help teach the new members and investigators of the ward.