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Hi I'm Kalei Poehere Mataoa

I lived in four different Countries, my last one being Australia. I am now living in Hawaii, Laie as I am studying. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Papeete, French Polynesia, moved to New-Zealand for a year, then Tahiti for nine years and then went to live in Australia for six years. Now I am studying at Brigham Young University Hawaii. I speak both English and French. I am majoring in International Cultural Studies. I have a passion for getting to know people's cultures and traditions. I have always been interested in the Middle-Eastern, Asian and European Culture. I love cooking and eating. I love My Heavenly Father, My Savior and Redeemer Jesus-Christ, m Family, my Fiance and Friends. The Gospel is what brings me joy and is the most important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day-Saints to wonderful, kind, loving and faithful Parents. Their example of following our Savior and Redeemer Jesus-Christ, the blessings, protection and miracles that came through this are absolutely beautiful and wonderful. I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus-Christ with all of my heart and this is why I choose to follow them. Because They love me so much. Since I have arrived here on earth, I have always felt, received and known of their perfect love. They have blessed me, protected and guided me and also given to me inspiration and revelation to bless me, members of my Family and those around me. The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day-Saints I know with no doubts at all, truly belongs to Jesus-Christ and existed before here and was put back onto this earth through our Prophet Joseph Smith.I choose to follow Jesus-Christ because His power is found in His Church which is called the Priesthood. Though this Priesthood we receive blessings for anything and everything in our life; a blessing of comfort, of protection, of help, guidance and inspiration in school, work, church life, family life, social life, and also when we are sick. These blessings given straight from a loving, kind and caring Heavenly Father. All things are done through our Heavenly Father's Son, Jesus-Christ; He is the way, the truth and the light...to Eternal Happiness. Through His Church and following Jesus-Christ I can feel a purpose to my life, I am protected by the dangers, temptations and evil of this world. I feel happy because I know I am doing what God wants from me. Also, because through His Gospel I know I can live with every single Member of my Family after our life here on Earth through Jesus-Christs atonement, Gods Happy Plan and through precious Temples. God's Gospel is based and focused on serving others, forgiving others, helping others to become the best they can be, putting others first and witnessing blessings and miracles.

How I live my faith

I pray in the morning to thank my Heavenly Father for His many Blessings to ask Him for forgiveness for my many weaknesses and sins and to ask Him for blessings, guidance and protection against satan and any other dangers during the day. I pray before I eat to say thank you and for God to bless it, I pray before going to sleep. I also pray at anytime of the day when I feel I need to or just when I feel like talking to My Heavenly Father I fast also when I need to, want to or on fast Sundays ( so you start and end with a prayer and don't eat for 2 meals ). I go to Church on Sundays and keep this Sabbath day Holy, only dedicate to God. I visit those women in our Ward to see how they are doing, I go to my wholesome Church activities. I keep myself pure and virtuous in the things I look at, I listen to and in the way I act and dress modestly to show My Heavenly Father that I respect and keep holy the body which He has created for me through my Savior Jesus-Christ. I try my best to be kind, loving, caring and helpful. Smile to others, be obedient towards my parents and follow to the best I can My Savior and Redeemer Jesus-Christ perfect example of pure love, Charity. I search the scriptures, the Bible and Book of Mormon as well as Modern Revelation from our Old and Modern Day Prophets and Apostles and all of Gods Leaders. This I can do by listening to General Conference which happens every month of April and October, you feel so happy, good, strengthen, burdens taken off your shoulder and feel His love. I write to my Brother who is on His 2 years Mission words of love and encouragement. I try my best to be worthy of entering Our Heavenly Father's Temple to get married there with my Fiance who will become my Eternal Companion and then one day being blessed and together forever with my own Family. I love this Gospel with all of my heart and I only pray and hope that by reading this you will feel of God's love for you and that this Gospel is true and always was and will be.