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Hi I'm Liyah

From Samoa -The Heart of Polynesia, serving on Temple Square, a lover of animals and nature. I love my family and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a granddaughter, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin and a friend. I was raised a Mormon by "goodly parents" therefore I have a "great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God" I grew up in Samoa and have loved it there. There's 20 way-beyond-incredible people in my family (including nieces and nephews) whom I love so much. This is something that I'll forever appreciate and treasure; Having a family that I know I will be with, for time and all eternity. I am serving as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission and was also blessed to serve for 3 precious months in Elko which is part of the Nevada, Reno Mission. I love love love Polynesian dancing, I love music. It's always been a part of me; I can't sing as good as the world's best artists but I can stay on the right note. I believe music can be really soothing to the soul and can uplift (if we listen to uplifting music). I love to read and reminisce on certain things, I love to write stories/poems, explore, doing crazy and fun stuffs during spare time and also love sports a lot. I love hotels. (random...I know) I think life is so much fun when we put others' needs ahead of our own. This is the beat I walk by "It is not the things we get, but the hearts we touch that determines our success in life"

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon because of the decisions of my parents. But I will forever be grateful for the decision they made many years ago. Because of that I am the person I am today.The things I've been taught since birth has assisted me a lot with the choices I make and how to face the trials I encounter daily. I know I have a Heavenly Father who watches over me through all the good and hard times, It comforts and gives me hope to know that He always walks beside me. I know also that Jesus Christ willingly submitted His will to the Father in the garden of Gethsemane, He gave up His life so I can live and that I will be able to find happiness and peace in this life and the life to come. I know this to be true and because of this, It gives me courage and strength to continue to live and be grateful. There can be darkness and difficulties through our days but there's always light at the end of the tunnel and the sun will shine again after the rain. Because of the gospel, I know who I am. I am a daughter of God, who loves me and I love him. I "We will stand as witnesses of God at all things and in all times and all places" “Come from your wandering way, weary traveler. Come to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Come to that heavenly haven called home. Here you will discover the truth. Here you will learn the reality of the Godhead, the comfort of the plan of salvation, the sanctity of the marriage covenant, the power of personal prayer. Come home.” - Pres. Thomas S. Monson

How I live my faith

I try to always read about Jesus Christ to get to know him better. And from everything I've learned about him, I try to follow his footsteps and set good examples. I am not perfect like him but I am trying to be. Working toward my goal to become a better missionary has helped me grow spiritually. Trusting in his infinite love, intelligence and power, I know he lives. “This is my prayer for all of us—'Lord, increase our faith.' Increase our faith to bridge the chasms of uncertainty and doubt. . . . Grant us faith to look beyond the problems of the moment to the miracles of the future. . . . Give us faith to do what is right and let the consequence follow.” - Pres. Gordon B.Hinckley 2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight)

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Liyah
Communicate with him through prayer and read the scriptures daily. And if we really pay attention to his creations and everything that surrounds us we'll know that he's our loving Father in Heaven who only wants the best for his children. That's why we're given the commandments, to bridge the gap between earth and his Kingdom. I know that he loves us dearly and to show that we love him and recognize him as our Father in Heaven, we should love others. "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love" 1 John 4:7–8 Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Liyah
The Holy Ghost is a personage without a body of flesh and bones but is a personage of Spirit. He has the same purpose as of the Father and the Son, Therefore he is the third member of the Godhead. He testifies of them both and after one has been baptized they will receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Anyone that's been baptized will have the companionship of the Holy Ghost throughout their life if they keep their covenants and follow the promptings. He gives guidance and helps in choosing the right. "For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round" 1 Nephi 10:19 Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Liyah
We know that after Jesus Christ was crucified and after the death of His apostles, there happened the great apostasy (falling away). Just like Amos' prophesy in Amos 8:11-12 "Behold the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it We know that the Church that Jesus Christ established when He was on earth was taken away after His apostles died. The priesthood power or the authority to work in God's name was taken away from the earth, and without that priesthood power nothing can be done. The Church of Jesus Christ was no longer on earth anymore but some doctrines from the church remained, some were twisted, some didn't even existed anymore. But the apostle Peter's prophesy in Acts 3:19-21 states clearly the restitution or in other words restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. After about 1720 years God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in a vision in a grove of trees and revealed him the truth after many years of living in spiritual darkness. That priesthood power was restored and so was the fulness of the gospel. God again chose prophets to guide us in these latter days. Amos 3:7 "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets" Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Liyah
Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of the Father. He is our Savior and Redeemer, he is our advocate with the Father; the creator of Heaven and earth. He once was on earth teaching mankind on the way they should live in order for them to return and live in the presence of God after this life. He was full of love and compassion, he had performed a lot of miracles but despite all that, many people rejected him that it even led to his crucifixion. This was his mission on earth though, I know he had a choice but he chose to suffer for all the sins of the world. I know that because of his atonement we can all live again after this life, and we can also be forgiven of our sins. He is the light and life of the world and it is only through him that we can make it to our Heavenly Father's kingdom. He came before and he will come again; My Older brother, My Rock and Deliv'rer. My Savior and Redeemer. "I know that my Redeemer lives, what comfort this sweet sentence gives, He lives who once was dead, He lives my ever living head" Show more Show less