Hi I'm Konae
Being a Mormon is one of the best things about me.
I am a 23 year old single mother to an amazing 1 year old son. I am Samoan, Chinese, Japanese, Irish, German. I am one semester away from graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I love playing volleyball and have had the opportunity to travel to most of the states because of it. So far there hasn't been a place I didn't love...or at least was grateful for. I also enjoy dancing and singing, but only in the privacy of my own home.
Why I am a Mormon
I am Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true and I have received confirmation of this time and time again in my life. I know that there is light and joy within the gospel that cannot be found anywhere else because I have looked. There was a time in my life where I tried to find happiness in all the wrong places and not only did I not find what I was looking for, but I also became racked with guilt and sorrow. It was only through the tender mercy of my Heavenly Father that I was able to find my way back to the peace of the gospel. I know from personal experience that there is safety in living the principles of this gospel; safety from pain both physically and spiritually. The church is so sacred to me because it is where I feel closest to my Father in Heaven. With the truths of the gospel, I feel as if I am able to endure anything this life has to offer and it just makes so much sense to me. I know we have a Heavenly Father because it is evident in everything around me and it makes sense to me that we are His children and that this life is meant to be a time of learning for us to prepare us for the life to come. I could probably go on for a lot longer so I'll just leave it at this; I am a Mormon because I am happy and love being a Mormon .
How I live my faith
I live my faith everyday of my life because it applies to my everyday life. Everything I touch, see, taste, smell, or hear tells me that there is a higher power, or my Heavenly Father that makes all this possible. In every situation of my llife, no matter how seemingly small, I know that a principle I have learned in the gospel can help me overcome.