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Hi I'm Ivan Mafi

I'm Tongan and Hispanic. I love music. I love to play basketball with the guys. I'm from Colorado Springs and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am part Tongan and part Hispanic. I for some reason always smile and believe my other purpose in life is to brighten others day, through a smile or a joke, or anything. I grew up in the Latter Day Saint faith, was baptized when I was eight, and continued in the church. The normal. But I'm not a Latter Day Saint because my parents and other family members are. I am a Latter Day Saint, because I want to be one. I've seen the belssings of being a member of His church, and I've noticed the happiness and comfort I feel when I am in church. I believe that the ONLY way YOU can decide whether or not, something is for you, or if something is true, is through prayer to our Heavenly Father. I teach about this on a daily basis and I've seen when someone actually prays and asks sincerely, if something is true or not and whether or not if it's for them, that He answers our prayers.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I strive to follow His example and endure to the end. I am currently serving a mission and lovin' it. I find it nerve-wrecking, but pleasing and satisfying, to teach and the Gospel to people. Everyone needs to hear it. I love to be that person that changes someone day, week, or hopefully life, by smiling, talking with them, or sharing the Gospel. My mom is a convert from Catholicism to this church and the missionaries that taught her, she always remembers them. My mom will never forget the feelings she felt and tells us (her kids) what it was like. My mom tells me it changed her life and blessed her, so I know i can do the same thing those missionaries did, and change someone else's life. It's just like a ripple effect.

How I live my faith

I mentioned early on, that I am currently serving a mission. Being a full-time missionary is one of the best callings I've had. Being a missionary is definitely hard work and very stressful, but I know my Heavenly Father is always right by my side, to help me, to guide me, and to walk beside me. Everyday I practice and try my faith. Every night I repent of anything I've done that would displease my Father in Heaven. Every week, I try and remember my baptism, and the covenants I made. Every day, I constantly strive to seek promptings from the Holy Ghost. And Every day I strive to be better and live His Gospel to it's fullest.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Ivan Mafi
God doesn't need money, but He asked us to pay tithing. To not pay your tithe is breaking a commandment. It's, just as our last prophet said, expected and should be a want to pay tithing. Something a lot of people don't pay attention to, is that paying tithing is an act of faith. It is up to us to either listen to our Heavenly Father and obey him or ignore what He says. If we break this one commandment, we break another: Obeying our parents. Heavenly Father is our Father, therefore we'd be breaking another commandment. The money donated helps us build more temples, more churches, provides for churches and the members and soon-to-be members of our church. The money also goes for the support for missionaries! There are plenty more contributions. Show more Show less