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Hi I'm Manoa Tangi

I grew up in Tonga. I'm a dad a grandfather and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in a large and a very humble family with nothing more than just bare minimum necessities of life. But as far back as I can remember, it didn't feel that way. Because we were happy though as if we had everything we needed in life. Later I realised that it was because we had the gospel in our lives with two hard working and God loving parents. They wanted nothing more than to see their children embrace the teachings and doctrine of the gospel. I love singing and playing guitar, I also love watching rugby, NBA and other sports. Construction has always been my passion, I 've worked in the industry from a hammer man to a Professional builder a draftsman and now a qualified Construction Manager.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the Church especially in a household and a culture that adopts strict guidelines in regards to respecting your elders. Often made it very difficult to think and even obtain confirmation or conviction of the truthfulness of the gospel and it's doctrine. On the other hand, it allows you to develop an understanding and a knowledge of the Saviour and His relationship with the principles and doctrines of the Church. Off which I am grateful for because it wasn't until later in life that I finally develop a true conviction that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ was revealed to Joseph Smith a true prophet of God. That Jesus Christ is the only begotten of the Father, the Saviour of all mankind and without His atoning sacrifice we would all be perished. Since than I have tried to fill my heart each and everyday with gratitude and humility from the bottom of my soul. For such unconditional love and mercy offered by Him who deserves it the most. I have witnessed with my own eyes such love even in my sinful life. I have come know that as we struggle to transform our gratitude of the Saviour through the choices that we make daily. As we allow His teachings and love to reflect in how we live our lives. He will smile at us and strengthen us to continue in the path which he has prepared for those who are willing to follow Him.

How I live my faith

I'm constantly looking for opportunities to help out families and individuals in our community provide a better life for themselves. I'm currently teaching technical students including High School dropouts basic construction trades in one of the Technical Institutes in Tonga. Our aim is to get them interested and develop a passion for any of the trades in the construction industry. Also challenge them on an achievable path towards making something of their lives. We're also close to finalising a deal involves marketing local skills and experienced builders to construction companies in New Zealand. This deal will include 6 -12mths work visa and potentially permanent resident if these companies wish to provide permanent employment. This work has given me great opportunity to help and associate with individuals from families outside the LDS faith. I have been able to introduce a few families to the gospel through the missionaries and hope to get more involve a lot more in the future.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Manoa Tangi
Begin by an honest evaluation of yourself to find out how much faith do you have. Hold on to ground you have already made because as far as the Lord is concern, it is enough even if it is just a desire. Remember the father who desperately cried out to the Lord to save his son. the Lord turned to him and said, " if thou canniest believe that all things are possible to him that believeth"? The farther of the child straight way cried out with tears, "Lord I believe, help thou mine unbelief". As we strive to live the Saviour's teachings the oil in our vessel will increase. As so will our spiritual strength as will our faith as well. Show more Show less