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Hi I'm Alapaki Peniata

I was born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota. My family means more than the world to me. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a cart attendant, my work is very simple but it can be challenging in the cold Minnesota winter. When i am not working I enjoy playing all kinds of sports. Basketball, rugby, and volleyball are my three favorite to play. I love to compete, winning isn't everything to me but working as hard as you can does. I am the youngest of ten children. My family is what has strengthened me and in some cases straightened me out during the trials of faith that I have faced. Music is also another passion of mine whether listening to the latest contemporary artists or singing in a choir, and sometimes trying to play the piano. I love to eat, who doesn't?

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon is a nickname) because not only was I fortunate to have been born in the church, I was able to receive an answer personally that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that this church is led by our Savior Jesus Christ. I received this answer when I was only fourteen years old. I remember I had made some unwise decisions and I felt guilty for the things that I had done. Now I never got caught for what I had done but I felt terrible and I wanted to know why I felt this way and more importantly how I could get rid of it. I went to church every Sunday my entire life but I never really paid attention to what was being said. Realizing my great folly I had decided to read the Book of Mormon to see if it was true. It took me months to finish and some nights weren't always productive but other nights were very eye opening to me and the words cut right to my heart. I learned about the importance of repentance and the absolute neccesity for a Savior to redeem us from our sins. As I neared the end of the final record in the Book of Mormon, I came across this promise, this is found in Moroni 10:4-5: 4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may aknow the truth of all things. I was excited when I read these words! This is what I wanted to know all along! If this was the word of God of it was just another book. I decided to test the promise and I prayed to ask God if these things were true and that this was His true church. When I had finished that prayer, I felt the love that God has for me and all his children. I felt the warmth of the Spirit in my chest testifying to me that this book is true!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to serve and love those who I come in contact with. I often go out with the missionaries and teach the gospel to those who have not yet received the gospel. I enjoy the opportunity to help people come to the knowledge of their Savior Jesus Christ. I also help teach the youth during sunday school and this is also a fun opportunity to see the faith and knowledge that the youth of our church have of our Lord. I also try to help out others as much as I can.