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Hi I'm Fono

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Aloha, my name is Fono and I'm a Mormon. I reside in Hawaii, married, and a mother of 5 children. I have four boys who are all older and one daughter. I love to play volleyball, hike, and spending time with my family. I work with children and attend school part time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was raised in a very strict home but it was also very dysfunctional. When I graduated from high school I slowly fell away from the church for 6 years. When I started having my children I knew that their was something more to life then just mere existence. When my children were very young I started going back to church. It was through that process that enabled me to realize the importance of teaching our children early in life so that they to can have a foundation to build upon. And that foundation is Jesus Christ. I have a firm testimony of Jesus Christ and his role in my life. That through his atoning sacrifice I'm able to return to the presence of a Loving Heavenly Father. I also know that we have not been left alone to do it on our own. We have a living prophet today that guides and leads us. I will say that my testimony started when I attended seminary as a teenager. During my first year I was taught about the Prophet Joseph Smith and the trials that he went through to bring to pass the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was at that moment I knew that we don't worship him but revere him as the prophet of the restoration. That through his simple prayer of wanting to know the truth that he had a vision and saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am a firm believer in community service. It has help me to familiarize myself with my surroundings, getting to know other people within my community, learning ways to deal with the social problems that we face today, and enlightening others that we Mormons are Christians. I work for the Boys & Girls Club in Ewa Beach and my career has helped me to work with the community especially children. It has been my priviledge to work amongst God's children. Many of them come from broken homes and to have the gospel in my life has enabled me to not only teach my own children but teach the children I work with everyday. Working with them has truly been a blessing. I teach early morning seminary for youths ages 14-18. They attend seminary around 6am in the morning before school starts. This past year the focus has been the Book of Mormon. I have seen many lives changed because of challenge to read or reread this book. Teaching the youth has been a very exciting and fulfilling calling. I am also a visiting teacher which is a program for women in the church to go out and visit the women of their wards and present a short lesson to uplift their spirts. This program helps me to know the sisters in my ward and the struggles that they go through. This has built my own testimony to reach out and to strengthen those within our midst. The greatest calling I have ever been given is a mother. I have been blessed with five beautiful children and they are growing up so fast. I want to spend as much time with them while I still can. I love our moments together of talking, laughing, and sharing quality time together. Building my marriage is the most important to me. We have been through our ups and downs but through it all we have grown and learned from each experience together. I have learned so much from him and hope that I have done the same for him.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

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Mormons believe that the Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. We believe that the Holy Ghost is our constant companion once we have been baptized and then receive the laying on of hands to receive this wonderful gift "Gift of the Holy Ghost" He will guide us, direct us, and even warn us of various situations. But he will not always strive with us if we are not living worthily. Show more Show less