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Hi I'm Kekoa Reis

Proud Hawaiian

About Me

I'm Kekoa Reis and I'm 19 years old. I'm from Nanakuli Hawaii and graduated from Punahou high school in 2014. I love my hometown and I loved my school. My passion is volleyball, I was born and raised in the sport. My dad was a coach for a college in Washington so I spent most of my free time as a child hanging out in the gym. I have so many memories with my family and friends because of the sport. I am going to play collegiate volleyball when I return from my mission and can't wait! (But I can though...). I love my friends and I love the ocean. I live a few blocks up the road from the (best) beach's so I spend a ton of time there. One of my favorite things to do is to spend the day at the beach with my friends, chill till the sun sets, and then walk back home through the valley when it's dark. Music and watching movies are always a good pass time for me, and sometimes I get a little carried away. :o. I love my family, and have two role models in my older brothers. I look up to them in all I do. As of right now I am called to speak Spanish, serving a mission in Independence Missouri and am loving it. I love serving others, and how much I am learning about the gospel and myself as I serve the lord.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have both blessed my life by raising me as a member of this church. Although I realize this now, as I'm sure it is with many other children I saw the church as restricting or boring. Just because I was raised in the church, none of the standards and principles I live now; we're forced upon me. Although I was raised in the church I learned through my own decisions in life that I want to be a part of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I tried to find happiness in other things throughout high school, I learned that I find the most happiness when I am with my family. The church has created an environment in my home where I knew that I was loved, regardless of my decisions. Because of this, I now try my best to live a life where one day my children will feel the same love from me, that I feel from my parents. I know that this is made possible through the teachings of the (Mormon) church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day as I strive to live worthily. I know that I am not perfect, but I strive my best to have a perfect effort. I Try to increase my knowledge of the gospel and strengthen my faith by reading the scriptures and praying daily. Through my faith, I rely on the lord in everything. I know that no matter what the trials are that I may go through, I can persevere and withstand anything through my Heavenly Father. Each trial I come face to face with gives me the opportunity to strengthen my faith and grow as a person. Because of this I have a positive outlook on the trials I face, and know that they are placed there to better me as a person.