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Hi I'm Samantha Lusiana Lara

I'm from Seattle. I am Samoan, Tongan&Mexican. Im Serving in the BEST Mission EVER . Colorado Denver South Mission !!

About Me

I graduated from Mount Rainier High school, class of 2013. Volleyball and being a good sport has been grilled into my life style since the first day I saw my cousin's pick up a ball . I love writing , even though I feel as if its for my own personal gain and often lose my own writing...Its a God given talent I take for granted everyday . Entertaining has also played a huge part in my life . By which I mean being in a Polynesian Show has been in my family so far back I truly believe that when I dance I am representing much more than An Island . I am representing my people . And That's only half of what I am . I LOVE FOOD, aha Mexican Food Especially ! If I am having a Bad day and you give me a plate of good Mexican food .. Your my new Best Friend! But in All Honesty " I am Only Human" because that all I am . I Sin ,I Laugh, I Cry , I Live , I Love and I Embrace God's Love which makes me Humble. I have Changed a lot . When I Started to Question what I Really believed. I Found myself Losing alot of people that I Loved with all my heart to their graves . That arose those questions of "Will I Ever see them Again ?" Guilt , Lost and Shame Entered into my heart because I Personally didn't have the Answers. The Gospel had taken roles in and out of my life . And It dawned on me that , I really needed to know what I was taught was true . I took the smallest steps . Saying a Prayer and Humming a Hymn . In These Simple Steps I Found Truths That Have Changed My Life Forever .

Why I am a Mormon

I was A Member since I was 8 years old. so I Guess you can say that the church was embedded into me by my family's examples. Yet I stayed a member because being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-Saints was the whole package. I n my back ground story , there is a lot of dark corner's which were places where I have cried growing up. My Parents are divorced . My Mother Spent Time in Jail and was away from me for a long time which seemed like centuries . Between both of my parents I Spent majority of my life living two lives. My father's side of the family are non-member to where my moms whole family was strong active members of the church . But with out a doubt both of my parents taught me in each home that the love of Christ was the love I will always have with theirs. I have been in and out of different church's and for me , without a doubt in my mind I have a special confirming feeling that Being apart of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints was everything and more . I don't mean to sound somewhat dark but living life is not all sunlight and rainbows , but being a member of this church has always provided me a light to a better day and cover from all the rain . There was never a moment where I cried , was I alone . There was never a question of doubt of God's love . Through past transgressions or to better put it, in my dark cloud's ,being a member and having the Gospel in my life has been my umbrella and has been my source of happiness . Even Though I have every reason to be upset , angry and to feel unloved... Through My own personal Knowledge of the Gospel I feel the Completely opposite. I am A Mormon because through this Gospel , I Know there is Love , Peace ,Comfort and Happiness that is constant throughout every situation . Through Repentance I have gotten to know That the Atonement is REAL , and that I've never been happier .True Happiness is achievable in this life , and I cant Imagine the happiness I'll feel in the Next.

How I live my faith

So I have mentioned before that I am a Polynesian Entertainer , and that brings me closer to always living my faith because it helps me teach who I am as an Islander and as a person . My Group and I Often teach Youth numbers such as a Hula or a Hakka following a spiritual thought and having a prayer in heart to be able to succeed in showing Our Heavenly Father's Love through out our performances. We help organized functions to help reach to others when they're in need by preforming for free and giving all proceeds to that function , church and non church related . The Best WAY that I'm Living my faith right now .. Is being a Missionary ! Being in the Service of my Savior and My Father in Heaven has blessed my life. Here in Colorado I truly feel that I learned God's Plan For Me and His Children. Knowing the Love that he Has .. Just makes me want to Follow his Son Jesus Christ Even more , because I Love him back ! I've haven't Felt this CLEAN and HAPPY for a ever long time . And When I Return Home .. I Dont want to turn back . FORWARD and HEAVENWARD is what im aiming For! This lifestyle is the best . I cant Describe it . :)