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Hi I'm Ruth Elayne Kongaika

I'm a Mormon. I am not ashamed of the Gospel. It guides my life.

About Me

I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, grandmother, artist, freelance writer and a square foot gardener. I finished school after 30 years and got my Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2-D Art. I grew up in Utah and married a Polynesian boy who has been taking me on an adventure ever since.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon Church, and have gained my own testimony of the truth of the Gospel. I have studied the scriptures, and had personal experiences that help me know it is the true church. I have shared the good message with others who have joined the church as well. I am so grateful to have living prophets who can lead us in these difficult times. My children have all grown up and had families of their own. They all continue to be active in the church and are raising their children in the LDS church.

How I live my faith

I try to live my religion every day of my life through example. I know I am not perfect, but strive to keep the commandments . I also serve in the Laie Hawaii temple each week, which brings me great joy. We served a mission as a family in the Tonga Mission from 1989 - 1992. It was a very amazing job working daily with the young missionaries. We hope to serve a mission again after we have retired.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Ruth Elayne Kongaika
We are following Christ's example in being baptized, as he was by John the Baptist. It shows our commitment to keeping the commandments, bearing His name and striving to be worthy to have the Holy Ghost as our constant companion. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Ruth Elayne Kongaika
I love going to the temples of the church. It is a place where we help those who died before hearing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We can be proxies and represent them to receive special ordinances and make covenants with our Heavenly Father. It is a great blessing. Show more Show less