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Hi I'm Anau Faleao

I'm Tongan and Samoan. I'm a full-time missionary in Colorado Springs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Polynesian, half Tongan and half Samoan. I am the 2nd oldest in my family of 5. I love volleyball and basketball. I graduated in 2011. My favorite thing to do is watch my siblings' sporting events with my family. I love love love food!

Why I am a Mormon

I remember when my family was taking the lessons from the missionaries, I didn't fully understand what it was they were talking about or wanted us to do. I wasn't sure what the end result of all these discussions would be. When it came time to decided whether we would commit to baptism, I remember my mom pulling me aside and asking me, "Anau, do you want to be baptized?" After being asked that question, my thoughts took me back to when the missionaries first came into our home. I noticed our home became a little brighter, my parents were a little happier, and our hearts were a little more full. If this was the impact these men had on our family in a matter of weeks, how better could it be by saying yes? :) I was so used to being told to go to our Methodist church every week with my parents, having no say in what we did or said. But here my mom was, ASKING ME if I wanted to be baptized! I had a choice in the matter, and I could not deny the feeling in my heart that told me being baptized would ultimately change my life. And it has. I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ for over 10 years now, and I'm forever grateful to those missionaries who didn't give up on our family. I never would have been able to overcome the things I have in my life without this gospel. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My favorite place to be when attending church is with the primary children. I served as a primary teacher for many years after I graduated from high school and it has taught me things I never knew I needed to learn. It taught me to be patient. It taught me to be humble. It taught me the basic principles. It taught me how to love. Through that calling, I gained a better understanding of the love our Father in Heaven has for us, His children. I love that our church is an "active" church. It makes my weeks productive, and prevents temptation from creeping in because of the better things my calling allows me to do.