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Hi I'm Mauga

I am a father of 6 beautiful children. I love sports, nature and I adore the beauty of God's marvelous creation. I am a Mormon!

About Me

My wife Jennifer and I live with our six children in Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada. We feel abundantly blessed and therefore give gratitude unto Him 'that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not" (James 1:5).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that through strict obedience, living the Gospel of Jesus Christ and following in the footsteps of the Master, perform sacred temple ordinances, be true to our covenants and endure to the end, my family and I will live eternally forever which is the greatest gift of all gifts of God. 'There is no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ the Lord Omniponent'. The church is "built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone". The authority of the Holy Priesthood has been restored again on earth. The Book of Mormon is a record of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas, and contains the fullness of the Everlasting Gospel. Joseph Smith saw the Father and the Son and through him 'the gospel of Jesus Christ' was once again restored on earth in this dispensation, the fullness of times! This knowledge has brought comfort, peace and happiness to my soul. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, each of us will come to know the truthfulness of these things. Remember, the 'effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much'. And when we understand these truths, we feel of His love, His tender mercies with a brightness of hope in 'the purifying power of Gethsemane', the redeeming power of His great atoning sacrifice for our sins. Oh, 'the Spirit of God is like a fire that is burning".

How I live my faith

I am reminded each day to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ, Always remember Him and therefore must keep His commandments. It is not always easy to do so, but to learn of Him, trust in His love and believe in His promises, the rewards are eternal. "I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say, but when ye do not what I say ye have no promise". Fulfilling my duties in the Church, my responsibilities as a father and husband in my home, doing services in the community, I can share with others the standards, morals and values I live. Although my many shortcoming and my weaknesses, exercise the gift of repentance, believe in the power of forgiveness, strive to live and follow Jesus Christ, having faith with a brightness of hope, trust in His Infinite Atoning sacrifice, you and I can become like him'. The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news to all men! I know that through small acts of service, kindness and doing good to others are some small ways I can share my religion and my faith.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

There are no restrictions who can join and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints. The only thing that is required of anybody is a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Be humble, be able to have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Repent of sins, be baptise by one having the proper authority and then laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost, and then endure with faith in keeping the commandments. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

A local congregations is a Ward and smaller congregation is a Branch. These units are organized locally for members in those areas to attend. A Bishop presides over a Ward, while a Branch president would preside over a small Branch. A Stake is a group of Wards in a certain geographical area that would combine to form a Stake. A stake would be presided over by a Stake President. Show more Show less