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Hi I'm Maika

I climb coconut trees, I attend college, I'm a brand new father, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a brand new father to a 3 day old son. He's my first, and hopefully theres more to come. I come from a Big Samoan family of 14, and I am the 12th child. I loved growing up with a lot of brothers and sister it was a lot of fun. Our family was big but we also didn't have much money, we went through a lot of hard times, but we got through them. I currently go to school and I am getting ready to graduate and move to a small Island in the pacific where my wife is from. I love being with family and telling jokes and eating with them. I also like watching movies and being with friends. Most of my hobbies are sports like footbal and volleyball, but since I've been married I have just got use to working, going to school and eating. So somet times life seems a little routine. But i enjoy being married and having a son.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. And i grew up going to sunday school, and i got baptised when I was eight. But I still consider my self a convert to the church. In fact, every member has to be a convert. What I mean is that you have to be converted to your beliefs, and that is what happened to me. I was taught what was right and wrong in my youth. But in my teenage years things didn't always seem like right and wrong, most things seemed to be an adventure. In my sophmore year in high school, I took the challenge to read the scriptures, which included the Book of Mormon and the Bible. When I started reading the Book of Mormon I was a crazy long haired kid, when I fininshed reading my life changed. I cut my hair changed my ways and converted myself to the gospel of Jesus Chirst. I knew then like I know now that because of Jesus Christ I could change and come closer to God by following his example. Since then I graduated from high school, served a mission in Guatemala, went to college, found my sweet heart got married and brought a strong son into this wonderful world. I am a Mormon because I know that the Bookd of Mormon is true. It is another testiment of Jesus Christ, that he died for my sins, and that he lives and that I could change by repenting and living his gospel the way he taught it. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet because of the power of the holy ghost that testified to me that the book of mormon is true. This truth has led me to discover other truths such as gods plan of happiness, which includes us having families and being sealed together for eternity. Thats why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by having personal scripture study on a daily basis. Not becuase anyone requires it of me but because I need the guidance and comfort that only comes through scripture study. I pray to my father in Heaven often to tell him of the things that worry me, and about the many things that I am grateful for. Not a day goes by that I don't see his hand blessing my life. Before I do my studies in school I study the scriptures for one hour. When I put the lord first, I find that his promise (when your put the kingdom of god first all things shall be added unto you) to be true. I get my home work done faster and I am able to prioritize my time and put first things first. I also find that when i forget to read or put off my prayers life get pretty hectic and empty really quick, i start wasting my time on things that don't really matter. I also live my faith by teaching a gospel doctrine call on sundays in the ward that I attend. I also have family prayer and scripture study.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is scripture written by prophets that lived in the Americas around the time of Christ. The reason why this book is so important is because it is another testiment of Jesus Christ. It testify together with the old and new testiment from the Bible that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world. And everybody is invited to know if it is true. One can know if it is true if the do as I did. And that is to get on your knees and ask God through a sincere prayer if it is true. If it is true than our message is also true and that message is that Jesus Christ lives, the book of mormon is true, and Joseph Smith was a prophet. And because Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God, there is a living prophet today, his name is Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less