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Hi I'm Tema

I'm a New Zealand born Samoan living in Queensland. I have a young family and work in I.T and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My interests have always included family. I grew up in a home filled with music/dance and sport. We had a lot of little wholesome family traditions that kept my family close and have many memorable moments that I hold dear. I love singing. I could never read notes so ended up playing drums. I was always involved in sports growing up which is probably why my schooling suffered a little. I'm trying to make up for it through some study and obtaining industry certifications in I.T. Now I have a family of my own. My wife and I have a daughter and 2 sons. We are trying to teach them as best as we know how. My family is what makes me truly happy and the gospel of Jesus Christ has great tools and programs to assist us along the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen to be a member of this Church because the truth, truly does set you free. Having a sure knowledge that there is a God and that he lives and answers prayers - makes this world, with all it's confusion and turmoil, a beautiful place to live. I know God lives and that he has a plan for us. Jesus Christ is central to that plan and is at the head of the church. Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet and is God's mouthpiece here on earth. All these things I know because I have sincerely prayed for an answer, have received it and then acted upon it. While I am not perfect, the Lord through His church, provides opportunities for me to correct mistakes that I make and try to become a better person. One of my favourite quotes is: "That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

How I live my faith

You receive callings and then in most cases, you're released and assigned elsewhere. Throughout my church life, I have received many callings which have seen me working with primary children, youth or adults. All have been challenging in some way but I have learnt something from each of them. I am currently serving as a member of our Stake High Council. In this calling, I have the responsibility of assisting local leaders in specific areas of assignment. Each area requires me to be an example of living Christian values and to be a good citizen. I am also a Home teacher. Another member and I are assigned 5 families from our local congregation. We visit these families at least once every month. We help them when required and share uplifting messages with them on a regular basis.