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Hi I'm 'Iwalani

I grew up on the beautiful island of Maui. I love to dance hula and travel. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of five children; there are four of us girls and one boy. I am currently attending college at Brigham Young University and plan to serve an 18th month mission this coming summer. I have danced hula since I was seven and love that I am able to perpetuate my Hawaiian culture through it. Volleyball is another one of my passions and I have been playing for 6 years. In my free time, one of my favorite things is learning about different cultures and languages. I love that there is so much diversity on the earth; that is what makes each and everyone of us so special.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. Some say that I may not know what else is out there because of this, but in my 18 short years of life, I have personally come to know that this is God’s church here on the earth. In high school, I struggled knowing who I was. The media and the world told me one thing, while church told me another. At this point, I decided to turn to my Heavenly Father in prayer. His answer did not come immediately, but overtime my testimony of the truthfulness of this church began to grow. A steadfast feeling of joy entered my heart and has never really gone away. I know who I am; I am a daughter of a King who loves me. I know what my purpose is; I am to follow Him and experience everlasting happiness. My conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is ongoing and will probably never stop. I learn new things everyday through prayer, the prophet, the scriptures, and others examples and testimonies. I am truly blessed to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I want the whole world to know this truth; it will bring peace in this life and eternal joy in the next.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith every day through my actions. I am not perfect, but it is something I aim for. In college, my roommate and I are asked to visit with two other girls each month to fellowship and see what their needs are. Strengthening and serving others is one way I choose to live my faith. My calling in church is to check up on the other girls in my congregation to see if they have done their visiting teaching for the month and to know their needs. I enjoy serving them. Actions are the best way to show my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that I am willing to follow them.