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Hi I'm Mele

I grew up in Long Beach, California.. and I LOVE being Mormon..

About Me

I am of Tongan decent, married in 2006, and since have given birth to 3 beautiful girls. The love of my life is Samoan and it has been quite interesting to learn the similarities and differences between our cultures. I love spending time with my family!!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but somewhere around my late teens I decided to try a different religion. I was attracted to the Weslyan Methodist way of life and enjoyed the spirit I felt there. After about 5 years of attending the Methodist church, I stumbled across the Book of Mormon. Something in my heart told me to read it, so I followed that feeling and began to question the methods of religion I was studying at the time. My pastor couldn't answer my questions, then, I turned to the local Bishop of the LDS church. There I found the peace that passes all understanding, I realized that the Bible isn't the only word of God. In my study of the Book of Mormon, I found special passages where I felt like the Lord was talking specifically to me. Soon after that I found myself regularly attending the Mormon church again. I know what it feels like to not have the gospel of Jesus Christ in its entirety. I know of the joy and peace that comes as I begin to fully understand God's plan for His children. I LOVE His promise that my family can stay a family together FOREVER. All I have to do is follow the principles His Son has laid out for us. You will not find the same promises anywhere else. God lives and this church testifies of it and His Son.

How I live my faith

I work with youth kids at church, from the ages of 12 to 18.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We are born into this earthly existance with a family unit as a support system. In God's plan, we are ALL brothers and sisters and God is our Heavenly Father. God has allowed us a glimpse of our eternal family by allowing us to build and strengthen relationships with a family here on earth. He promises that our family here on earth can continue to stay together as a unit. Which only sounds fair when you think of all the frustrations, sometimes heartache as well as all the fun and happiness that we encounter in these families we have. Mormons believe that families are fundamental to God's plan. Show more Show less