Hi I'm TeAniwa
I am a Maori New Zealander , I live in Northland : and I'm a Mormon.
kia ora, Im married with 5 children, & 11 grandchildren. Im a registered nurse, I work in a medical centre. Recently completed uni degrees in advanced rural health care and gerontology. I enjoy walks/jogging/cycling/swimming. We live close to the sea that equates to yummy seafood. Geneology is high on my list of priorities, seeking out my ancestors & linking the links is awesome.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon firstly b/c my parents were solid members of the church and taught me eternal values and principles and though I chose to do those things that were contrary to my upbringing, I knew where to turn to when my world turned upside-down! What an awesome gift they gave to me. No more could I be tossed to & fro, the confusion, despondendcy & hopelessness disappeared as I reached into my memory bank of family prayers, remembering hymns sung as a child, scriptures studied in sunday school and youth classes. I knew what I had to do to save myself and my family...I had to turn back, to go forward! I knew that Jesus Christ is my older brother, I knew prayer, I knew there were guides leaders who I could turn to for help...and I did 20+ years later, it has been the most rewarding journey thus far. My testimony those many years ago has always been there, and though the light was dim and flickering with our Saviours help and those called to lead and guide this wayward daughter home my testimony has grown. My testimony is I know God lives. I know Jesus Christ is my Redeemer and Savior the only One who could do what He did. I know that Joseph Smith the prophet was called of God to restore all things. I know that we have a true and living Prophet toady even President Thomas S Monson. I know this is the only true church upon the face of the earth even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I leave this same gift to our children, our grandchildren and those yet to come, that I too may say...I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4
How I live my faith
I'm a chorister in our Branch as well as teacher in adult gospel doctrine class. I enjoy helping others understand & apply scriptural discussions to our personal situations. In our community as a nurse my responsibility is to help others understand more about their bodies, disease processes and how we can better look after them. Recently i participated with 3 colleagues in raising awareness for leukaemia sufferers by having all our hair shaved bald its been an interesting and positive experience. I enjoy visiting other women sisters in our area to share a monthly message, sometimes we are the listening ear for someone who needs to unload, I know how precious these visits are b/c I have dear sisters who visit me.