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Hi I'm Paora Downes

I grew up in a little place called Gisborne in New Zealand im serving a full-time mission in brisbane australia and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im a Maori new zealander kiwi who grew up around alot of maoritanga in a small place called gisborne and was also brought up in the gospel i love to wrestle and power lift and also love playing sports like rugby, league, touch, volleyball and basketball im a big guy but very active and love to get along with anyone i come in contact with im greatful for all the support that i have recieved from the gospel and for all my friends and family for keeping me in the straight and narrow path at the moment im greatful to be a missionary for the church and to be serving a full-time mission in the brisbane, australia mission i came out on the 21st of april 2011 and go home on the 24th of april 2013 im so loving the mission and enjoy sharing the gospel with others.

Why I am a Mormon

Im a mormon because i grew up in this faith and i enjoy it if it wasnt for me growing up in this gospel i wouldnt be where i am now serving the lord i could have been living life like those others and not no what a mormon was the gospel has brought me close with my family and friends i love hanging with my fellow Y.S.A well thats all i did when i was at home i also have a strong testimony that the church is true i know it because i prayed about it and i know that joseph smith was a true prophet who restored the gospel and all its teachings including the priesthood that permission and authority from god and that he was lead to where the gold plates were and translated it in to the book of mormon i know that god lives and jesus is the christ and that we have a living prophet today his name is thomas s monson im greatful for missionary work and the love we recieve threw prayer and i say these things in the name of jesus christ amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith relly strong by striving my best in keeping the lords commandments and by having good friends in the gospel that have the same standards as me and by studying the scriptures everyday and at this time im living as a missionary and abiding by the white hand book and other instructions giving to me by my mission president and other leaders.