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Hi I'm Kowhai

I was born in Cardiff, Wales, but have lived most of my life in New Zealand. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love physical activities, especially basketball and weight training. I also enjoy reading, watching movies and I love to eat. I am going on a mission on January 29, 2012. I plan to go to university after my mission and get a degree in sport and exercise science. I want to become a strength and conditioning coach for professional athletes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. From a young age, I have had a great desire to learn and acquire more knowledge. I really enjoy science and conducting experiments. I used the idea of conducting experiments and applied it to every principle of what now is my testimony. I know that God lives and that He loves us more than we can comprehend, because I have prayed to know if He is real and have had countless experiences which prove to me that He loves me and watches over me. I have a testimony of fasting, of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, of tithing, of the power of prayer, that Joseph Smith was instrumental in restoring the gospel to the earth and that God speaks to us through prophets including our prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. All of these things I have come to know through my own experimentation and experiences. My desire to serve my Heavenly Father with all my heart, might, mind and strength has increased and I want to obey all His commandments.

How I live my faith

One of my callings and responsibilities in the church is to teach twelve and thirteen-year-old boys and girls. I try to help them understand that Heavenly Father loves them and that they can come to know Him personally through their own experiences. I believe that learning correct doctrine is important, but what is even more important is learning how to recognise and continue to feel the Spirit throughout our lives. I also go with a companion and visit a couple of members houses monthly to see how they are doing and to share a message from our prophet.