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Hi I'm Sister Mary Keeney

I'm a runner lover, music fanatic, and outdoor enthusiast. I am a missionary in the Utah, St.George Mission and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter and a sister to 3 awesome crazy siblings! :) I love music! I have been surrounded by music my whole life, when i was little my mom would write and record songs and ever since I can remember music has influenced me in so many ways. I have been involved in choir and theatre my whole life. Running has also been a part of my life since I was really little. My dad was an amazing runner in High school and College and ever since I was tiny , my Dad and I would go on runs together. I'll never forget the first time I went on a run and didn't stop, and ever since then I haven't stopped. :) I'm slower than a turtle but I love to run! I also enjoy hiking and camping. Name an outdoor activity and I probably like it. I grew up being really close to my family and spent basically sun up to sundown each day as a kid outside playing with my brother and sisters. Life was just simpler then but the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me throughout my whole life to keep it simple and to still have that peaceful feeling just like we all did in our youth. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ...ANYTHING is possible!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have learned the teachings of the church and I have come to know through thoughtful prayer that it is true. It hasn't always been easy, but it has always been worth it. I have learned and come to know of so many things in this church that have blessed my life so much! I know that every person here on this earth is a Child of a perfect loving Father in Heaven. And that he has a divine role for each of us to play in this life. I know that I have a Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that He once walked this earth performing miracles and taught and loved all of Gods children. I know that in this life we are faced with so many trials and hardships and sometimes we may sin and make mistakes. But Jesus Christ loved us so much, he came to Earth and went through much persecution-even unto death. Heavenly Father our God sent his only begotten son Jesus Christ to Earth to suffer and die for our sins and to over come death so that we might be able to overcome our sins and not suffer. We don't have to live with the weight of our sins and pains of this life, they have already been suffered for and all we have to do is repent and change our hearts. I know that in everything we go through- we have a choice. We can either choose to be sad or choose to learn and grow and have everlasting joy. And I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can obtain that joy. I know it because I have lived it! Something I love about the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that we can pray to our God and receive answers to our prayers. God still talks to us today and hears our prayers. He loves us! He loves us so much he sent his son to die for us. He gave us the gift of prayer. He gave us a living prophet today that receives revelation for the whole church just like the prophets of old in the bible. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet and restored this church! I believe in a church that God still has his hands in.

How I live my faith

I live my faith simply by trying my best to obey the commandments of God and by always striving to be better and reach out to His children.