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Hi I'm Helam!!!

GOT A MINUTE? LET ME TELL U WHY I'M PROUD TO BE A MORMON:)

About Me

My name is Helam Heimuli And I'm 21 years old. I lived in Atlanta, GA for 2 years as a missionary for my church. I'm bilingual: I speak english and Spanish and am currently working on learning Tongan. I come from a family of seven--my parents, me and my siblings. I was born in San Diego, CA and grew up and went to high school in Bountiful, UT. I grew up in the LDS church but I still had to grow my own belief, my own testimony, of the gospel teachings in the church. I love music, playing the guitar and the ukulele, sports like football, volleyball and rugby and just having fun talking and meeting new people. I'm what you call a "Polynesian mut" haha cuz I'm a mix of Tongan, Hawaiian, and Maori but I'm proud of it and I'm proud to say that i'm a mormon:)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of this church--this means that my parents are both members and so were their parents. Growing up I never really thought about what church really was because that's just life. Go to church every Sunday. More or less, you could say it was "tradition." Since I never really knew anything else, I kinda just took my membership in the church for granted. When I grew up and became a teenager (and because that was what my parents believed, not me) I felt the need to go against the grain or be sort of a rebel. My teenage rebellion was more under the radar--you would see me at church but I was far from really being a part of it. I made some mistakes during that time and every chance I took, I just wouldn't go to anything affiliated with my church. A couple huge events that happened later changed my perspective on life. The miracle of forgiveness and the reality of families being together forever really opened my eyes to just how important this gospel is to everyone. Not just members, but every single human being on earth.

How I live my faith

Man, life is GOOD!! Yeah, it's busy and stressful with all the responsibility and the obvious not-enough-time-to-get-everything-done panic that gets hold of a student who goes to school full-time and is engaged in football for their university, not to mention the other social demands of young adult life--BUT life has never been so good. I know that as I keep TRYING (important! i don't need to be perfect) to do what is right then I will be taken care of. I will be happier and I'll stay focused on what really matters most.

Are Mormons Christians?

Helam!!!
Yes, of course! We believe that Jesus Christ walked the earth and is the Son of God. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer of the world. He is the founder and the foundation of our church. The Book of Mormon is also ANOTHER testament of what he did for us. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Helam!!!
-God's plan for us -The blessings we have/can recieve -How we qualify for those blessings -Any questions/concerns you may have Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Helam!!!
No. Young men between the ages of 18-26 are greatly encouraged to serve a mission, though. It's a great opportunity to give your life to the Lord and share the blessings that you have received. Through a mission, one learns and grows and gains valuable experiences that will help shape the kind of people that can add to a society and raise a family in love. Show more Show less