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Hi I'm Keli

I am from and grew up in Arvada Colorado. I have attended college for two years. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the only daughter out of three children. I have two younger brothers who unfortunately have passed me in height so now I have to be sure that I can hold my own when I pick on them. Each of us, including my parents, play different instruments so we are the family band. Music has been a major part of my life for it has brought me new friends and and new experiences that have challenged me and helped me to grow as a person. I've been a part of honor groups and the high school musicals, always with an instrument in my hands. I also play the piano and love to play duets with my mother and brothers. I also love to read all kinds of fictional books especially when I can curl up in a chair and stay warm on a snowy day. I also love to do things outside with friends or family. This would include riding bikes, going on walks, camping, hiking, sledding and other fun activities. I have gone to college for two years at Brigham Young University in Idaho still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. Right now my major is Wildlife Biology but I am still unsure of what I would do with that. However, I am going on a mission for the church in Argentina for 18 months and will worry about that when I get home.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon. The first challenge that I had about my religion was in middle school with a friend. She was asking me questions that challenged what I grew up believing and so I had to find out and confirm to myself that what I grew up with was true. When I earnestly read The Book of Mormon, pray and attend church, I have a warm feeling in my heart that tells me the church is true. I know that I don't know everything and certainly not all the answers to my friends questions, but I know the warm feeling is from the Spirit. I know that as I strive to follow the commandments and follow the principles that is taught in the church, I am blessed in many different ways, one of which is the strengthening of my testimony. I know that Christ lives and that he knows me personally. He knows what I am going through and He will be there to help me. I know that He wants everyone to return and live with Him again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith be sticking to my standards. In grade school, it wasn't always easy and people could tell that I lived my life differently. This helped me to find good friends who supported the way that I lived and they would be careful with what they say and do around me. Seminary, a religious class that we had early in the morning at the church building, was a priority for me to attend. Not only did it make my day go better but it also taught me the gospel and helped me learn obedience and dedication. I also do the things that is asked of me by teachers and church leaders to the best of my ability and with a good attitude. I continued to go to church and to my meetings at college and to live the gospel as best as I can because I wanted to. I did a lot of praying, pondering and searching the scriptures especially when it came down to making a decision about whether or not I should go on a mission. For girls, going on a mission is not a requirement, so this was my decision and I wanted to make sure that I was doing what the Lord wanted me to do. After several months of this, I got some advise from my bishop and while in his office I got the confirmation in my heart that I should go on a mission. Soon I will be dedicating 18 months of my life to the Lord.