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Hi I'm Mathus Vaiaoga

I am Mathus. I'm Samoan. I'm all about business. I'm a college graduate. I'm a powerlifter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a student at Brigham Young University Hawaii campus studying Business Management. I love being an entrepreneur and pursuing successful business ventures. My hobbies include weightlifting and spearfishing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon faith but never really had a firm belief in the Mormon teachings. After i graduated high school I was a bit confused as to what i should do with my life. I was working full time and usually worked on Sundays so I didn't have much time for anything and felt that church in my life was not a great priority. Slowly i felt an emptiness inside start to grow each passing day and could feel that my life had become a life of daily routine and no purpose. One Sunday I went to church with my family and met with one of my church leaders who challenged me to read the Book of Mormon. I took his challenge and began to read in the book of Alma. As I read daily from these scriptures I began to feel that inner emptiness being filled. I prayed daily asking what i should do with my life and I felt strongly that I should serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I began to make adjustments in my life and prepared myself to become a missionary. I was called to the Fiji Suva Mission where i served the people of Fiji for 2 years. My mission experience has molded my life and I could not imagine what my life would have been like had i not accepted the challenge to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. I am grateful for the scriptures in my life and know that if i read the Book of Mormon daily that things in my life become much more clear and i have more of an understanding of my purpose here in this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith the best i can. Im not perfect and i know that but everyday i rise in the morning is a new chance to do what i can to progress and become a better follower of my savior Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Mathus Vaiaoga
Who else is going to baptize those who have gone before us? Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Mathus Vaiaoga
- Us Mormons consider our temples as literal house of God and a sacred Holy place of learning where we can learn eternal truths. Therefore only those who are sufficiently prepared to receive and appreciate these eternal teachings are permitted to go inside. Just as a child wouldn't take a college level course without yet going through elementary school; those who are not living God's laws such as chastity and the word of wisdom are not yet prepared to enter into God's Holy Temple. - I don't feel there is anything "secret" about what goes on inside the Temple. We make covenants that we promise to keep and perform ordinances (such as baptism) in behalf of those who have passed away without the opportunity to do so. - Temples are also a place where eternal marriages are performed. Meaning that a man and woman can be united for time and all eternity, not just till death Show more Show less