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Hi I'm Anthony

I grew up in Tacoma, WA. I am an urban planner. I'm Samoan and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father is from Samoa and my mother is from Seattle. I grew up in Tacoma, Washington. I am the oldest of 6 kids, 5 boys and 1 girl. I am married to the sweetest woman in the world and we have 3 precious girls. I enjoy watching and playing most sports, including basketball, pickleball, volleyball and rugby. I love spending time outdoors, especially camping, canoeing and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Although I was born into the church and have been a member since I was baptized when I was 8 years old, I had to choose for myself what I did and did not believe as I got older. What has impresses me the most about the gospel is that ultimately, we are challenged to gain a personal testimony of its truthfulness. No matter what I read in the scriptures, or what the prophet teaches, we are admonished to gain personal testimony of its truthfulness. That personal testimony comes from God through the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. I gained my testimony through study and prayer and through personal witness from the Holy Spirit I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught by the Church, is true. Through this same witness I know that God has called living prophets in our day, the same as in the Bible. Because of this witness, I know that God lives, knows me, and answers my prayers and that I can go to him with any questions or to seek guidance and he will answer me.

How I live my faith

I work with the young men in at church, specifically the 12 and 13 year olds. I teach them on Sunday and also act as the Assistant Scout Master in our troop. Through this I have lots of opportunities to act as an example of the gospel and encourage them to live the gospel and follow the example of Jesus.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

The one way that I have found in my life that increases my faith in Jesus Christ is striving to live the type of life that he lived. I don't mean leaving my home and traveling around healing people and teaching them, but striving to treat others as He would treat them, regardless of who they are or where they are from. His commandments to: love God, and love thy neighbor, encompass all that He was and did, from teaching the gospel to healing the sick to giving His life for me. My faith increases as I treat others with kindness, dignity and respect because I feel His spirit testify to me that it is the right thing to do. Show more Show less