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Hi I'm Arawa Elkington

Born and Raised in New Zealand, im a Twin and a Rugby player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

im 19years old from Hamilton, New Zealand. Im currently serving my mission in Fresno California. my nationality is New Zealand Maori. I love the game of Rugby, and Rugby League (two different sports) and basically enjoy physical activity. Performing the maori HAKA brings so much joy and reminds me of my culture. I have an identical twin serving a mission in st louis missiouri and have an older brother who served his mission in the phillipians and a sister who causes trouble.I love to joke alot but recognize when to play and when to perform. My moto is "Ask and ye shall receive"...

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and blessed with a family who loves the lord. The Gospel of jesus chirst blesses families, i love my family and will do anything for them. Being a mormon guided me in the direction the lord wants me to go and how it will benefit my life. Im currently serving my mission to help those find and understand true happieness.

How I live my faith

Growing up i always enjoyed being considered different. I wasnt the type of person to follow the crowd. Playing alot of rugby you run into situations where they ask you to play on sunday, or have beers after the game, use inappropriate language and to fight. I was raised by good parents who taught me to keep the sabbath day holy, respect my body because it is a temple, to speak in a way that is uplifting and respectful and to love they neighbour as thy self. These principals i lived by where not always easy, but nessasary for an understanding of our Heavenly Fathers plan for us. I am currently serving my mission in fresno CA, and i feel that i live my faith by inviting others to follow the example of Jesus christ, and experience how the restored gospel brings them closer to the saviour and also to our families. Through faith in jesus chirst and sincere pray, we will recieve answer! .