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Hi I'm Allen Tautua'a

I was born and raised in Tonga. I am a "Tongan-ese", a twin, a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Tonga, I used to work as a concrete hand and as a stock accountant in a restaurant. I like to read, draw, and play sports. Volleyball, basketball, if it's something I can play, I like it. I like talking to people and getting to know who they are how the gospel of Jesus Christ has or can bless and bring peace into their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I still a Mormon is a better question. I remember when I was a young boy my mother was always there, especially at church. In church there is a point where all the parents go to their class and the children went to their own class called primary. But as far as I could remember my mother was always there. I remember one Sunday suddenly realizing that my mother wasn't around. I was distraught. Somehow I found out where she was and stormed there crying. The primary song chorister caught up with me just outside the room. In the Tongan culture you don't really hush a crying toddler you tell them to stop. This made the experience even more extraordinary for me. The song chorister knelt down in front of me and asked me, "Do you believe there is a God?" I nodded as I wiped my wet face with the back of my hand. Maybe she could tell that I didn't really know. But what she said next stayed with me. "There is a God, and He wants your mother there." I later learned that the feeling of peace and reassurance I received as she said those words came from the Spirit of God. Ever since then, walking away from the room where my mother was in and not once looking back, I never worried. It is in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that I feel that same peace and assurance. It is there that the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all its fulness and beauty is taught and practiced. So it is there that I feel the most peace and happiness, blessing of living the Gopel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. For the next two years I am out there on the streets, at peoples' doors, and in peoples' homes sharing with them the one thing that has brought me lasting happiness and peace. And even if they don't give me the chance to share, I like to help in any way that I can.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Allen Tautua'a
A spiritual witness from the Holy Spirit of God that what you are seeing, hearing, or reading is true. Often it is a feeling of peace, joy and reassurance. Show more Show less