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Hi I'm Kaui

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am originally from Hawaii but live in Idaho. I have lived in Idaho for 18 years. My husband and I decided to move from Hawaii to Idaho to spend more time with his family before his father passed away, 2 years after we moved here. SInce then, we've loved everything about living in a small town especially in raising a family. It has provided me opportunities in raising my children that living in Hawaii wouldn't have because of the cost of living. I do miss my family in Hawaii very much but am fortunate to be able to visit every year.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 18 years old. I lived with my Aunt and her family and that was when I attended the Mormon church for the first time. I grew up doing all kinds of fun activities on the weekends, like going to the beach, playing sports, etc. That was just the thing to do for teenagers on the weekend. But from the very first time I went to church with my Aunt and cousins, I noticed how many youth were dressed in their Sunday best, attending their church meetings. It was one thing to go to church for an hour but it was amazing that all the youth that were in church stayed for 3 hours. I was impressed not only to see so many of them about my age in church but also to see them stay in their Sunday best all day on Sunday. After a 3 hour church meeting, these youth would all return home to have something to eat but then they would go and visit their friends in their homes or go to the lds temple's visitor's center to watch church produced films or simply sit on the temple grounds to visit and chat with their friends. They didn't rush home to go to the beach, or to the basketball court, etc. It was truly a Sabbath day for them. I was amazed. They possessed a spirit and assurance that I desired to have. They knew who they were, different than the friends that I grew up around, and was not, at least for a day, concerned about the world and what it might have thought about them hanging out at the temple. I was able to see them gather together another day of the week as well. But on that day, they would dress in casual clothes, and gather together for a fun activity that usually included a healthy competition of basketball, volleyball or softball. They played hard & competitively, but without vulgarity. Again I was impressed and said "who are these kids"? Well, it was that experience that led me to ask questions about why they did what they did. I was put in contact with the missionaries and now I am one of them. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I first am a mother who desires to have good, wholesome, secure children that will make a difference in their community and society. Therefore, we have made it a priority to include several things in our daily and weekly activities. We always start off our day with my husband and I saying a prayer together as a companionship. We then gather our family for family prayer to start our day and at night, to end our day. We then read from the scriptures, specifically from the Book of Mormon, as there is a promise in there by a prophet that says, "...the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." I can testify to anyone that although we are not perfect, the blessings that have come from following this pattern is tremendous. I attribute any and all that we are to these very basic principles and priorities that we have incoporated into our lives. There is one more thing that we have included that has been absolutely essential to the blessings we have received in our lives and that is attending the temple every week. We believe that the temple is the House of the Lord, and since he has placed his house on the earth, what better place to visit than the house of our Father, to feel of His love, to receive of His counsel and instruction and to participate in helping HIm accomplish His work. We are not always perfect with this schedule but it is a priority and it is essential to us as food is essential to the survival of our bodies.