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Hi I'm wini

I'm a Mormon and have been all my life. Taranaki is my homeland but i currently live in Wellington, NZ.

About Me

I am a mum of 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls. They keep me very busy. I have 3 older boys aged 24, 22, and soon to be 21. My 21 year old boy is on a mission in America and i miss him alot but i also miss my 2 sons who live here too. I have 4 lovely girls aged 18, 14, 7 and 5. They all currently live with my husband and I. My husband and I both work in the music industry. We have been working as full time musicians for the past 12 years together. Its been a hard road and I have been tested in many ways but nothing wavers my faith when it comes to the gospel. I am 100 % sure it's TRUE regardless of where I am or what I am doing. I am of Maori descent and love my heritage. I was raised in the mormon faith from birth and grew up amongst many of my aunties, uncles and cousins who were also mormon. Together we learned so much as Christians. Although I have made many mistakes personally I draw strength from my upbringing and the values I have been taught.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a Mormon is because I know the Church of Jesus Christ Of latter Day saints is TRUE. I have a strong testimony of it's truthfulness not because I have been raised in it but because i have been witness to many truths and miracles, revealed to me during my lifetime. I don't go to my Church because the minister is cool and is able to present an amazing sermon to me, realistically you won't get that in any of our Church meetings. I simply go because I know it's true and I can't deny it. My non member friends say my Church is boring...that maybe so but i don't go to be entertained I go to be edified by those of our congregation who try their hardest to deliver a gospel message...i have found that our Church seems to be the only one in which members are assigned to speak weekly. I say these things not to make anyone angry or offend others but to say we are all to contribute or serve, not just one person to serve us, but all of us should be serving each other, something I love about our Church. I recently heard a new member speak last sunday his message was so powerful and yet he hardly spoke a word of english but his spirit and testimony of God and Jesus and the Book of Mormon was so strong you couldn't help but feel the truth in his convictions and beliefs. That feeling of knowing its true comes to us by the power of the holy ghost. The holy ghost is the testifier of truth and love. I am not saying I am a perfect or flawless person because I am weak and in constant need of help and forgiveness. I just know that with all my heart this church is Gods Church set up and appointed to us by him through our prophets of old and then restored again in the latter days by Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

So how do i live my faith....its a constant challenge...it can be the most difficult thing to do because the world can become the priority and the gospel falls in behind. Regular prayers is the key and Family Home Evenings is something my children crave...seriously they love it and I have to say that I am lazy at times to organise it every week but when we have it our family becomes closer knit. Of course the only way to know what Heavenly Father and our Saviour want us to do is in the scriptures, therefore reading the scriptures is essential an area i am the most weak in. Attending Church meetings is important to being committed and giving service and sharing our talents and skills with others through fulfilling assignments in our callings. Loving others and showing kindness goes a long way in my life. I certainly know that when I don't treat others with love and respect I feel disappointed in myself, really disappointed. Being careful of being true to myself and my belief system is a challenge because I'm constantly challenged in this area. I try to be a good person and when i make mistakes i ask for forgiveness and start again. That's why our Saviour is the BOMB! We wouldn't be able to progress from sin if he hadn't of died on the cross for our sins and made it possible for us to repent and receive forgiveness. I am always learning and growing with each new day some days are better than others but we were put here to overcome, progress, grow and produce, that cannot happen without oposition, it's all part of the PLAN.