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Hi I'm Lienda

I grew up in Tonga. I am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love staying home with my mom, and babysitting my nieces and nephews. My dad passed away several years ago, so, I like to keep my mom company when none of my siblings are home.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 17, my father passed away of heart attack and I was so sad. I was closer to my dad then to my mother. This was a very hard time for all of us especially my mother. Because we have been taught by our parents and teachers from church that we can turn to the scriptures for comfort, I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to God for comfort and peace. There is a specific passage in the Book of Mormon where it's a son of a prophet who just passed away and the son (Enos) prayed for help and for forgiveness from God. His prayers were answered and he was comforted. I felt comforted also. I know that if God answered Enos' prayer that my prayers will be answered also. Eventhough I grew up in the church it doesn't mean that I automatically got a testimony about what I believe. I am a firm belief of prayer and being willing to act on the answers that God gives us. There are also other things that our church believes in. Like, Prophets, Book of Mormon, Temples etc. I have gone to the source and ask for direction. I know God hears our prayers.

How I live my faith

I used to teach 4 years old kids at Sunday school and also work with the youths in our congregation before I went on my mission. I love serving people and I know that God wants us to serve our neighbours and love them. Teaching children has helped me alot, I taught them but I learn from them also. To be able to exercise patience and more especially love. Children are so inspiring. God wants us to be like the little ones. And they have changed my life in many ways. I have seen young teenagers struggling with life and not knowing what the future holds. We would plan out activities that would help the youths who were strong fellowship those who weren't. We would do services at homes, churches, fields and other places. Every time we did this, other youths from other faiths would participate also.