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Hi I'm Talmage Nakamoto

I was Hawaii's Scripp's Spelling Bee champion twice, and am now preparing for a mission in Japan.

About Me

I was born and raised on the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii. I love reading, assimilating any type of information, and judo. I have been called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission. I was the Hawaii State Champion for the Scripp's National Spelling Bee for two years of middle school, and still don't completely understand how I was able to do that.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church, but eventually, I had to think about why I kept going. Momentum was undoubtedly a factor, but through prayer, study, and a bit of logic, I decided that I believe in the teachings of this church. By living the gospel as it has been restored, I have been a better person than perhaps I would have been without it. I looked at my classmates in high school, who were mostly non-members, and realized that the way that many of them spoke and acted was at a lower standard than the church had. Not that they were bad people, but they just didn't seem to see that some of their actio

How I live my faith

I try to set an example for my younger siblings. I am also serving a mission to Japan to help spread the gospel.