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Hi I'm Melody Li'o

I'm an athlete, love the ocean i'm also a Samoan and i'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born in New Zealand but grew up in Samoa.6 brothers and 3 sisters.I have a brother and sister that passed away,however i was the only girl for 16 years surrounded by 5 brothers which is so much fun. On November 19th of 2004 our family was blessed to have another girl in our family. She is 7 years old about to turn 8 on November 19th. Graduatein High School,went to college for 4 years now have 2 more years left.I.I love spending time with my family on Holidays especially on Christmas and New Years this is because all of my relatives from around the world gather together and spent time with us for Family Reunion.I am a dancer,an athlete and a model. I grew up in a family that supports me alot. I love travel around the World, i love chocolate and hanging out with friends. I am now serving in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission i love it. So many memories. Love to take care of my grandma, she is 99years old now. She's the best and i love her very much. I'm from Samoa and i'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

This is what Heavenly Father wants me to be. I am a daughter of our Heavenly Fahter, he loves us and we love him. My parents grew up in the church and so as me and my brothers and sister. I love reading scriptures with my family in the mornings before i go school or during our evening prayers before we go out to have dinner. I come to know that my family is very important to me, they love me more than anyone else. I lvoe going to church with them together, having family home evening with them means alot to me. I am so proud to be a Mormon because i know this is what my Heavenly Father wants me to do.

How I live my faith

How i live my Faith is very important to me. I was born in the church but not that active when i was 17years old. I never join seminary because i was not interest at all. Did not have a testimony at all because i follow my parents. When i was 16 i graduate from High School and i was able to do what i want and hang out alot with my friends. I'm not perfect but i try. When i went back to church i start to love it. I was called to be the Secretary for Young Women, Sunday school and for Primary. I used the talents i have to serve the Lord by playing piano for Primary Kids and the organ for Sacrament meeting. I love going to Institute and activities for YSA. I love the church and the time i serve the Lord. Right now i am now serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission. I love it and it is so special for me.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Melody Li'o
The Book of Mormon is the best book that i ever read, it helps me alot. the Book of Mormon is another testament of our Savior Jesus Christ and it is the keystone of our religion. whenever, i have a question the book of mormon always help me and it can answer my question. I know that the book of Mormon is true, i told everyone that i teach that do not take my word but i want you to pray about it, ask in Faith to our Heavenly Father and he will answer it for you. One of my favourite scriture in the Book of Mormon is found in Moroni 10:3-5. this is the promise in the Book of Mormon if you read and want to know what's a Book of Mormon is. Moroni is one of the prophet in the Book of Mormon and so great and he's a righteous prophet too, it say "Behold, i would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read trhem, that ye would remembe rhow merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, form the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive it in your hearts. and when ye shall receive these thisngs, i would exhort you that ye would ask God if these things are true and ask him with a sincere heart. with real intent and having faith in Christ, he will manifest you by the power of the holy Ghost. and by the power of the Holy Ghost he may know the truth of all things." i promise you the holy ghost will tell you every thing and you can ask in faith with prayer to know if these are true. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Melody Li'o
no. we do not worship Joseph Smith. He was a prophet that restored the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is a prophet of God and he was the one who saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Melody Li'o
word of Wisdom is very important to me. i know that my body is very sacred and its a temple of our Heavenly Father. there are 5 main things that we dont have to do so that we could keep our body sacred and clean. and i call it CHATT. C stands for Coffee, H stands for harmful drugs,A stands for Alcohol, T stands for Tabacco adn T stands for Tea i know all of these things are not good for your health and my heath. i promise you that if you keep the word of Wisdom you will feel and peace in your heart,happy and joy. i know Heavenly Father loves all of you. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Melody Li'o
it is so difference to attend church and the temple. Church is for everyone we can go worship together as a family with friends that are not members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Atemple or the House of our Heavenly Father is very sacred and important to us. if you want to go to another country like Australia and the U.S you need a passport because you're not a citizen of that country. but for the temple you need a temple recommend to go inside eventhough us members if we dont have one we cannot go in. Our church is open up to anyone we don't care who you are and what you wear but you are welcome to come inside and worship with us. And it's so amazing how classes are divided and everyone will go to their own age class. we will learn more about our Savior, Atonement ,Families, how to become a good mother and Father and etc. this is the great opportunity for you to come visit us. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Melody Li'o
oh my goodness i cant explain how many blessing that i received from reading my Book of Mormon every single day and reading from the bible and other scriptures, im a person that wasn't really interesting at reading from the scriptures, but when i read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover i was so happy. im telling you that the Book Of Mormon also helps me with my english and i just love it. i learn more about my Savior and also the time that he died for our sins.i love reading the new testament it helps me to have that strong testimony about my Father in Heaven and my Savior. other scriptures that we have helps us to build our faith to our savior Jesus Christ and its a blessing for my life because on my mission i can easily open up to something that i read that based on the need of my investigator. thats why i love reading from the words of Christ. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Melody Li'o
the priesthood is very important for us. This is the power or authority to act upo Gods name. In the bible there's alot of prophet who has this authority but some of the people reject them and didnot listen to them. So Jesus Christ the son of God has this same authority that this prophets in the Bible has, so Jesus Christ came down to the earth and he choose twelve apostles and gave them the priesthood, and he was able to perform many miracles to the people at that time. But people reject Jesus Christ. From that time he was able to die on the cross for lur sins and that same power and authority that he has and was able to give it to his apostles it was lost and gone.and that same church was lost. so that same power that was lost John the Baptist and Peter, James and John appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery as a ressurrected being and gave them that same power or authority that Jesus Christ has so that they could perform miracles and do his work. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Melody Li'o
Why is family so important to the Mormons? oh well,i love my family very much, my family means alot to me. you know we were in Heaven before we came down to this earth and it is a blessing for us to know where we came from. Heavenly Father has this perfect plan for us he wants to return back and be again with him after this life. which is a blessing for us. Before we came down we choose our family and especially our parents. When i was young didnt know how to wash dishes, write my name, spell and etc, but my family was there for me. I learn how to pray to my Heavenly Father because my parents taught me to do it when i was only 2 years old. Our purpose is to return back and live with our Heavenly Father again, i want to be with my family. As Mormons we believe that we can be with our family after this life, thats why we have the temple. At the temple we are to seal with our family together forever and eternity. i know that the temple is a house of God and i know that i could be with my family after i died and so as my Heavenly Father. I bear you my testimony that this is the tru church, Jesus is the Christ he knows us by name and he wats all his children to return back and live with him again. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Melody Li'o
No. We do not help only people only in our religion. When Jesus Christ came down to the earth he help alot of people and so do we.Our chapel is open up for anyone, our church is lke a hospital if someone needs help or got into an accident we go to the hospital. So for our chuch if anyone needs help with anything they are welcome to come to us and we would love to help them out. We love everyone and i know that we are all children of God, he wants us to return back and live with him again. So mormons can help anyone if he or she is not a mormon. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Melody Li'o
We have 3 hours at church on Sundays. So the first hour is called the Sacrament this is when we all sit together with our family and prepared ourselves to partake the Sacrament or the bread and water. The second hour is called Sunday School this is when we go to these classes and leasrn about the teachings that our Savior Jesus Christ and prophets has for us. The Last hour is when Women has their own class so the women gather together and they will learn more about how to become good mothers and future mothers, the other class is Priesthood is for men 18yrs old up and they will be learning about how to become good fathers and future fathers. another class is called Primary this is my favorite class is for every kids, they will sing songs, doing action songs, learning about Jesus and reading and study from the scriptures. there is also classes for Youth the young women will be separated from the young men and they will both learn about how to become good leaders in the future and to learn more to be worthy youth for the future lives. the ages for this is 12-17 years old. and this is for everyone, members or not a member you are invited to come worship with us. Church is for everyone no matter who you are and where you are from or what skin you are you are welcome to join us. No one is perfect we are all trying to be like Jesus. So dont be shy come and visit with us. Show more Show less