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Hi I'm Feleni

I grew up in Samoa, Hawaii and now live in Utah with my sweet wife and 6 kids. I love helping others, and I'm a Mormon too.

About Me

I am a Father, husband and currently in the middle of changing careers. I love inspiring music, dance and art. My family sometimes refer to me as DEX, a reference to the yellow pages because I usually have answers to a lot of "how to" questions. When I was younger I grew up on a plantation in American Samoa and had a lot of time pondering while I worked quietly in the field and used my creativity to use what I had. I also hold the title of Mcguiver by my 7 brothers and sisters because if it can't be fixed I'll build another way, or fix it with some out of the box idea that actually works. (Farm hand trait). I like to sing, but unfortunately the only only audience is other cars looking at me lip syncing, and I do like helping out in church choirs.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe there is a purpose to my life beyond just existing. I have faith in a supreme intelligence that created the earth and has a connection with me personally. Most call this God, I know him as my heavenly Father. In my darkest hours I have felt his spirit which overwhelmed my senses and flooded me with a peace I can hardly explain. When I was a teen and had no where left to go, as I read the book of Mormon and wanted to know, and when my daughter passed away, I felt it again with a calming presents in the middle of that storm. Besides his presents, I have put his promises to the test and persisted. My findings to the others could be seen as coincidence, or lucky coincidence, but to me these miracles are my testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel. As I read the Book of Mormon, the Bible I reflect on America's past present and like pieces of a puzzle I see a clear picture of what is and will be. I am sad to see us repeating history (unfortunately for the worse), but also have hope knowing that I am living in the last dispensation of time where I hope I will see the return of Jesus Christ, or that my children will.

How I live my faith

When asked to serve in positions in my church (instructor, librarian, secretary, babysitter, counselor, chorister) my first response is "yes", then I wonder "how" and move forward. I also enjoy visiting my families I am assigned to home teach, or visit each month. I help them as I would want another home teacher in another state to help my own family members who live far away. In this way we help each other in the church to support and lift each other up. Can you imagine trying to help your sister in New York if you lived in California? But a home teacher can, so I do. Outside of the church, I participate in civic and other community activities. I help my neighborhood when problems come up regardless of any religion. From holding political caucuses to draining a mosquito infested pond or cleaning graffiti and trash in the middle of a road, I do what I can to make a difference. It feels a lot better, and lasting than trying to entertain myself with video games or . But I do like games too. :-)

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

To help members that have been knocked down, get back on their feet without falling into the trap of becoming dependent slaves like those poor wildlife animals at Yellow Stone National park who unfortunately are are fed by tourist, then die once the free food stops because they lost the ability to be self sufficient. "Don't feed the Animals" should be a warning to all Bishops to remind them what happens to long term families who aren't allowed to feed themselves eventually. Show more Show less