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Hi I'm Kei

I love my family, I love music, I love Mexican food, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a true California girl-love the beach, love good food (Mexican as said before) and appreciating the great things Heavenly Father has blessed us with. I received my Associates Degree here in California and then transferred to BYU-Hawaii where I am getting degree in Vocal Performance. However, I recently decided to take a break to go serve a mission. I received my mission call to the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission and I am so blessed and excited to go. I cannot wait to serve the people of Mexico and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am blessed with a wonderful mother, father and younger brother. My parents adopted me and my brother from LDS Family Services. I was sealed first to my parents in the San Diego temple and my brother was sealed to us a few years later in the Laie Temple. Although not related, we are a family. If I could say anything else about myself, it is that I love music and how I am so grateful to use music in my worship. I have sung and performed many times in my life in secular settings and spiritual, and I can say that whenever I have sung a simple hymn or sang in a church choir, I have felt the spirit so strongly and felt His love and gratitude for me sharing my talents. I am so grateful to have developed the talents that Heavenly Father has blessed me with and hope to continue to be involved in music in the church and elsewhere. Hey, maybe if I can leave the beach and move a bit more inland to Utah, I can join Mo Tab! (Mormon Tabernacle Choir)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I have seen and heard many people express that the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. They are changed people when they find the truth. The times in my life where I felt distant and not involved were unhappy times. It is important for us to live up to our fullest potential. I am grateful to be a Mormon because it have helped me have a close relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for living prophets who are they to help us to live a life of happiness with guidance. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon, which is a true companion to the Bible and tells the story of a people dear to my heart. I am grateful for the church which has brought me to my family. Not other church could I be sealed to the family that I have now and be promised that I can be with them forever. I am grateful for His love for me, a sinner. I am grateful for repentance and forgiveness. I am grateful that I can, as imperfect as I am, be a Mormon and be happy.

How I live my faith

I was born and raised in the church, so I don't know what life in like outside. But I live life normally except with the values of the church and responsibilities included. They are my life. I went to seminary in the morning when in high school, I attend institute classes when I am at school, I go to my Singles Ward FHE, I go to firesides with speakers and I go to church. Growing up in the church, you learn that you will always have responsibility. My first calling was when I was around 12 or 13, and I was a secretary in the Young Women's program. I went to meetings and assisted in planning activities for all the girls 12 to 13. Since then I have had callings in music, planning weekly activities for youth, and arranging activities for the women in the church. Mostly however, I try and love those around me. I try and be patient with the man in line at the grocery store, I try and smile at the family I bike by on the road, I try and send a note to the woman who helped my at the doctor's office. Too many people are wrapped up in themselves, not paying attention to those around them. Too many times I've ignored people with my headphones in, not paying attention. Be like a disciple of Jesus Christ- smile at a stranger. Because as we all know, they aren't a stranger; they're our brother. And if they are anything like my family, they'll say later on "Hey, why didn't you say hi to me? You need to take out your headphones!"