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Hi I'm Gloria

I'm Samoan. I'm a convert to the church. I live in California & love the Lakers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending time with my family and friends. I love being an auntie. I love beaches, sunsets, the LA Lakers, watching movies and listening to music. I find that my greatest joys comes from serving others, being with my family, and seeing and witnessing the beauty of nature, because it testifies that there is a God and that He loves us very much. My dad was a Methodist minister, but when I was 8 years old my parents divorced. My mother raised all 5 of us on her own. I learned at a very young age that life was hard and sometimes unfair. That circumstances will arise that will either make or break you, but the decision is ultimately yours to make. I'm grateful that my parents taught me how to pray, but it was my trails and tribulations that taught me the power of prayer. My father passed away in Dec. 2008, who was for the most part of my life absent. He was the first person to ever break my heart, but I'm determined not to make him the last. I know that there needs be opposition in all things, even when it comes to matters of the heart, but it's still hard to bear sometimes. But like they say, 'what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, right!' =. Well, the fact that I'm still here, is living proof of that. One thing that I've learned is that FORGIVENESS is always the key. The key to true Happiness, the key to true Love, & the key to Progression. Without it, you'll just be lugging extra baggage, slowing you down and sometimes stopping you from moving on. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. That Life is a journey & it should never be traveled alone. =)

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 8 yrs old my parents separated. So we left my dad and moved to my mother's side of the family who were all members. We started to attend church with them and within a few months we were baptized. At the time I remember not knowing for sure what just happened or even understood the importance of baptism & how my life was about to change. Today, I don’t know where I'd be if I didn't have the Gospel in my life. I’m grateful for divine intervention, and I know that the Lord has a plan for each and everyone of us. Because who would have thought, that I would have to lose my earthly father, in order to find my Heavenly Father. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is just that, it's the "Gospel of Jesus Christ." It's teachings, it's principles, it's doctrines, it's beliefs, and it's organization all testify of Christ. Who is the only begotten of the Father, who was sent to Earth to die for us, and allow us the opportunity to return to live with our Heavenly Father again. Life is a journey and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is the road map that leads us to eternal happiness, if we but choose to follow. I am grateful for the Gospel in my life, and know that it is true. That all of it’s teachings help me to be a better person, reminds me that I am a child of God, who loves me, that I can be with my family again for all time and for all eternity, and that the Lord really does hear and answer prayers. This I know because I am a recipient, of all it’s blessings.

How I live my faith

I've had many opportunities to serve within the church, from a nursery leader teaching 18 month olds to a Young Women's leader teaching the youth. I've also had the priviledge of being a Family History consultant helping others do and research their family genealogy, being a chorister in the Primary, and serving in the Relief Society as an Enrichment board member & visiting teacher. I'm grateful for the many opportunities the Gospel allows me to serve others, in the church & within my community because it is only then, when we serve others, that we can find true HAPPINESS.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

In my own life, I've found that consistanly doing the little things (praying, reading my scriptures, attending church, & serving others) helps me get to know my Heavenly Father better. The more I do these things, the more my knowlege and faith in Him grows. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

It is the power to act in God's name here upon the Earth. We do not have the privilege to see or be with God in this life, but the Lord has entrusted worthy males to act in His name and bless the children of men as if He were here with us. Males are required to be worthy to hold the priesthood, and all are required to have faith in the power of the priesthood, for it to work effectively. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Our Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ our Saviour, and the Holy Ghost. Faith is hoping and believing in things we can not see. I for one have not seen my Heavenly Father, but I've witnessed many miracles in my life because I've had Faith in Him.   Show more Show less