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Hi I'm Kody O'Keefe

I was born and raised in Southern California. I'm serving a mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About Me

I'm a 20 year old missionary serving in the Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Mission. I have been on my mission for a little over a year now. I'm very laid back and have a warm personality. I love to play basketball, go swimming, have deep conversations with my buddies, and memorize sports trivia. My hero growing up was Kobe Bryant and I am a die hard Lakers fan. After my mission I plan on attending BYU-Idaho and maybe getting into accounting even though that can easily change. I'm an only child and I had a great time growing up in Orange County, California. I definitely miss the wonderful weather. I love listening to music and my playlist varies from the girliest of pop songs to rap and anything in between such as rock, country, alternative, or even R&B.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because in large part to my mother who grew up in the church but after high school stopped going for almost 25 years until I was 5 years old and she started coming back. I've seen how much happier my Latter Day Saint friends families are compared to my other friends families. Being a Mormon has given me such great peace and understanding to why we are here and the purpose of challenges. I didn't always enjoy church but as I have gotten older and realized that I need to find out for myself how true it is I knew I needed to test it out. Through prayer, scripture study, and obedience to God's commandments over a long period of time I have consistently felt the influence of the Holy Spirit in my life and I now desire others to have the privilege of the Holy Spirit in their lives consistently. If you want to know whether the church is true read and pray about the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

Well the last 13 months I've had the privilege to live my faith by being a missionary. I get to go out everyday and teach people where they can go for happiness and a remission of their sins and that's only through our Savior Jesus Christ. I've come to finally understand what is expected of a true disciple of Jesus Christ. Over time I've come to love the Lord's commandments and understand that they aren't a restriction in anyway but actually enable us to have more joy.