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Hi I'm Ka'ea.

I love bounce houses with my family. I'm an award winning poet and short story author. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mother and am very grateful for a wonderful husband who is supportive of this. We have a vivacious and spunky 2 year-old daughter that I am raising in the Hawaiian language. I also write fiction during her naps! My husband and I met while we were in college. My husband is in a chemistry graduate program now. I love to play with my daughter, read books in English and in Hawaiian to her, write, play on Facebook and have weekly date nights with my husband. I grew up in Anaheim, CA and have gratefully gone to Disneyland tons of times. My mother was a third-generation hula teacher and she was a marvelous story teller, hula dancer and great example of honesty. My father is from Tonga and has lived in California during my entire life. He is a hard worker and has always supported me in furthering my education. I have an older brother who fishes full time in Alaska, and two sisters - an esthetician and an elementary school behavior interventionist. I have one 15-year old nephew; he is a great cook! I have lots of other family members scattered around the world. If you can't tell yet, I am proud of my family and love them a lot.

Why I am a Mormon

I was researching different religions and philosophies when I was in my early 20's. I am now 33. I would ask anyone and everyone the what's, where's, how's and why's of their beliefs. I took a semester full of philosophy courses in college. I even took a trip to the other side of the world, to Tonga, to study Tongan history and language, but also to ponder on the big questions of life. Where did I come from before I was born? Does it matter that I am Polynesian, because where did I begin? How should I live my life? I was corresponding with an uncle via letter-writing who happened to be an agnostic. I asked him the questions that I had asked everyone else regarding his beliefs. He told me his story and challenged me to find out if there was really a God and to report back to him about my findings. I read different books there, and experimented on different theories. One day, after several other attempts at other things, I tried reading The Holy Bible. After reading for a while, I got down on my knees and asked, "God, are you there?" Somehow, I remembered from a long time ago that, almost like adding sugar to a cookie recipe, I needed to add in one more ingredient to my question-faith. I tried it out because I was trying lots of things at that time. Guess what? I got a very clear answer. I knew after that, God lives. He was really listening to me. I continued on my search for truth, and was willing to follow it when I found it. My search wasn't an overnight journey. Along the way, I learned that the Book of Mormon is truly from God and real prophets, God's mouth pieces. I learned why it is so important that Jesus loves me, instead of just reading it on shirts. I knew it. It changed my whole life to know and understand that His love moved Him to suffer and die for my sins. Through study and prayer I learned that Joseph Smith was a prophet and he taught clearly about Christ's atonement - our Savior's suffering, death and resurrection for all mankind to be cleansed of sin and resurrected and return to the presence of God the Father. Joseph Smith became a tool to restore Christ's church and it is here on the earth today. WOW! If everyone only knew what that meant and what it could potentially mean for their families, even those family members that have passed on, people would see that our homes and temples can become the happiest places on earth! How exciting! Why am I a Mormon? Because this is where I feel whole, where the many deep questions of my soul have been answered, and where God has showed me that I should be and raise my daughter. In this church I have Christ's promise that I can see my mother again in the next life and that, through temple ordinances, I can be with her and the rest of my family forever. I am Mormon because I love my daughter and I want to give her everything, or at least teach her how God has planned for her to obtain the greatest blessings that lead her and anyone else to lasting peace. I am a Mormon because I've never been happier anywhere else in my life!

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I read scriptures daily on my own and with my little family. We connect with our Heavenly Father daily through prayer, several times throughout our busy schedules individually and as a family. We go to church every Sunday and worship there with our friends. I really live my faith by repenting when I mess up, supporting my husband and raising my daughter to know the principles and light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a world that grows darker and darker. Living my faith gives me hope for solutions, help and guidance from an all-knowing and infinitely merciful and patient Heavenly Father. He is always there for me and I know that I am never alone.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Ka'ea.
We can increase our faith in Jesus Christ by praying more often and then getting up and doing what we know Jesus Christ would do. If we don't know what He would do, we can turn to The Book of Mormon, The Holy Bible, or other scriptures to learn about him. Visiting with our missionaries can also open windows of opportunity to learn about more blessings that are available through the restoration of Jesus Christ's gospel. This will GREATLY increase one's faith in Jesus Christ because anyone can receive answers and guidance from God about the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon. Show more Show less