Hi I'm Leka Halaeua
I was born in Hawaii, Raised in Utah and go to school in Texas. I'm a Daughter, Big Sister, Cousin, Friend, and I'm a Mormon.
I am a full time college student on a cheerleading scholarship. Not only am I a cheerleader but Captain of this little squad. I am 1 out of the 3 mormons on campus. Coming to this school was a hard and rough transition. I cried every day because I was homesick. Coming from a tight nit family made things hard because as my friends were dreading driving 2 hours to go home I was jumping at every oportunity I could to make the 26 hour drive back to my ohana. Not only am I one of the only mormons but I am 1 out of 2 Pacific Islanders. Being a minority is very new to me. As my friends would go out to the clubs and fill up with liquid courage I would sit in my room doing homework. I felt out of place and didn't belong. Many of the students on my campus noticed something was different about me. They would say I had a glow. This glow is the light of the gospil that I have in my life. I know how to choose the right because I was born of goodly parents who taught me right from wrong. My parents taught me to make friends with everyone no matter their differences and background; they taught me how to make fun out of any situation; even if it is just a stick and a puddle of mud.
Why I am a Mormon
I am Mormon because I love my family and want to be with them for time and all eternity. Knowing that families can be together forever not only strenghtens my testimony but makes me strive to strenghten it, to do better so that I will be with them in heaven. I am not perfect and nobody is but thanks to repentence I know that I will be forgiven. God has a plan for me. If I live my life worthily he will unveil it and I can be blessed. I can enjoy life, be happy, and stay close to the lord.
How I live my faith
I live my faith through example. D&C section 115:5 : Arise and shine forth that thy light will be a standard for the nation. By doing what is right and living the gospil every day I show others what it means to be mormon. Something as simple as saying my prayers before each meal makes a difference, also the way I present myself with confidence as a daughter of God is a noticible example. Standing up for what you believe in doesn't mean telling people that they are wrong. It's simply showing them in your every day actions.