What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Fa'afetai

I grew up in American Samoa. My Family is my Life, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Samoan living in Colorado. My family is truly my life and joy. I am a wife to a great man who is from the Island Kingdom of Tonga. I am a mother to thirteen children; nine girls and four boys. I am a grandmother to two babies; an infant and a two year old. I am an aunt to many, nieces and nephews. My brothers and sisters are my best friends; and my friends become my brothers and sisters. I am very grateful for goodly parents/grandparents and I love my family. I am a stay at home mother. This is such an honor to be a mother, and a great blessing to be home with my children. The mother's responsibilities are eternal commitments.. Mothers posses an abundant amount of skills that help assist in daily duties needed to fulfill our commitment of motherhood. In other words, mothers can do anything; from driving to cooking to nursing and teaching. There are too many to name! In the scripture it says, " that mothers teach and nurture their children". I'm a teacher to my children. I like to play volleyball, to attend aerobics, or to spend time with my kids either their sports or outdoors; either to the lake, camping, or to read a good book. Everyday is a new day; and there are many blessings to obtain. I've been blessed with great people on my path. They are My Family. My heavenly Father blessed my life abundantly.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert; I grew up in American Samoa in The Congregational Christian Church. I have a testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet called by God. In first 3 yrs of marriage; I took so many lessons from the missionaries; and I did not feel it in my heart that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I too, was like Nephi (a prophet in the Book of Mormon) that I've been born of goodly parents. I was taught that there was a living God and he was our Father in Heaven. I knew of the Father and the Savior; I just did not feel it in my heart that Joseph Smith was a prophet. A loving Bishop counseled that I truly needed to read the scripture, ponder, and pray daily for a testimony. I was also counseled that I should pay an honest tithing (contribute financially to church ten percent of gross earnings); attend all my meetings (going to church), and my testimony will come. As a new year started, my loving husband and I worked together in doing all to gain a testimony. Within three months, I was already feeling a warmth burning desire in my heart about Joseph Smith. I could not denied but to testify that he was a prophet called of God. I was baptized before Easter of that year. Every Easter I celebrate my baptismal date as "a renewal pledge" to my Lord and Savior. I knew then; I now know without a doubt that Joseph Smith was prepared by Heavenly Father to restored the Gospel to its fullest. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; I know God is my Eternal Father, Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer; and the Holy Ghost is my daily companion. I know that President Monson is a prophet called by God for this time. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. My heavenly Father has blessed my Life with Great Joy. This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know how important I am to my Father in Heaven, and so do all his children. He wants everyone to be happy and loved. I have been truly blessed to be a follower of Christ.

How I live my faith

I live My Faith by honestly living My Believes; and by serve others. I am a teacher by being a mother. I walk by example and show my children what I believe in. We have family prayers in the morning and evening. We read scriptures. We have family meetings where we talk about events of the week and discuss any concern about the family. We sing, we laugh, we cry, and we work together. My family is not all perfect; but we strive to do the best in all that we do. I teach the five and six years old in the church. I teach them about Jesus Christ and how we must follow him. I visit other women in the church. They become my friends, and my friends become my family. We help each other out; either physical need, emotional need, mentally, or spiritually. We all belong to Heavenly Father's Family. I try to be a better person by serving others little by little; Even if its a smile. My Family is My Life and Joy. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is truly what keep my life and family together.