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Hi I'm Mele

I live in Hawaii. I dance hula. Wife and Mother of 2 girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 4th child-3 older brothers and 1 younger sister. My father was in the Army and I was born in Japan. Grew up mostly in California- graduating from Napa HIgh (Napa, California). In high school I played 4 sports: Basketball, swimming, volleyball and tennis. I still enjoy my time on the court or in the pool. I attended BYU where I majored in Fitness and Wellness management but after college I headed to the Insurance and Financial industry finding a passion for business. At this time I married the love of my life who I have known since we attended Redwood Middle school in Napa, California. While working for State Farm I completed my Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation and started clases to complete my MBA from University of Phoenix. I had a very successfully carrer with State Farm where I was the Executive Agency Recruiter covering the entire state of Utah. In the midst of all of this we were blessed with our first child. When she was 1yrs old- my husband accepted a job that would take us to Hawaii where my family is-my dad was born and raised in Hawaii. We also found out that we were expecting our 2nd child. I took this opportunity to leave everything- State Farm, recruiting, business classes, incredible pay, company car and come home. I am now a stay at home mom of 2 beautiful little girls and I Love it! I have a strong hawaiian background and currently part of a Halau- dancing hula and learning about my beautiful hawaiian culture.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church having both my parents members of the LDS faith. But just because I was born in the church I still decided if I was going to follow it or not. I choose to follow the teachings of His gospel and the teachings of Jesus Christ because I believe in these teachings. Here in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints I found out- who I am, why I am here on earth and where I am trying to go. I am a child of God sent down here to earth to be tested- to grow and learn and make decisions that will bring me back to my Heavenly Father. Here in the LDS church they teach how to return back home. But not just me to return- they teach here that Families can be together forever and I love my family so much, I can't imagine being somewhere with out them. So I was baptized and I prepared myself for the temple. I was married to my love for time and all eternity- not just until death but I am sealed to him for eternity which is how much I love him and how I want to be with him forever. And in our home we teach our 2 little girls the commandments, standards and principles that are taught here in this religion. Jesus Christ is our SAvior and redeemer, we have a Father and He is in Heaven. He loves us!! We show our love for Him by following and what I believe to be our main purpose here is to learn to Love one another. Trying to be the best we can be- keeping our bodies and mind clean and treating others the best we can treat them. This is why I'm a Mormon- a Christian and belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. The daily decisions I make I try to make them in accordance to the gospel. The way I treat my family and the way I treat others. Every sunday for 2hours I teach kids music ages 3 to 11. Throughout the week I prepare for this time to make it fun but also teach the principles of the gospel through music. Each month I and another lady visit 4 ladies part of the ward. We go and see how they are doing and visit with them. We share a spiritual message that may give them strength and if there is anything we can do to help them. For example- a lady had a new baby so we brought dinner to her the first couple of nights. Each day I try to keep my body and mind clean by keeping the standards of the church.