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Hi I'm Liekina Tausinga

I was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. I'm currently serving a mission for 18 months in Tokyo Japan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I do and will forever love the genius sport known as volleyball. I'm a fan of many other sports though! I love the typical things like swimming, hiking, camping, vacationing, watching movies, eating out, and other fun stuff you do especially with family and friends. I love studying history and seeing how life changes as time goes on. I have hopes to one day become a teacher, travel the world, and have a family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

If you asked me this question about a year or so ago, I probably would have said that I was born into a Mormon family and it's what I knew. Growing up makes you more curious and you tend to ask "Why?" to a lot of things in your life that might not make sense to you. When you're a toddler you grab things and put them in your mouth because you're curious to what it is and how it tastes. When you grow a little older, you burn your hand on the stove because your mom said it was hot and you wanted to see if it was. When you're a teen you start trying many new things on your own or with your friends because you want to know for yourself why these things are bad. I'm sure you continue to be curious about a lot of things throughout your life. As for me, I was questioning my faith. I wanted to know for myself if I really wanted to be apart of this church or not. I wanted to know if the teachings were true, so I acted on what I was taught to do my whole life growing up in the church but this time with sincerity. All I can say now is that this Church is true and I believe it with all my heart.

How I live my faith

To me, it's the little things that matter when it comes to living my faith. Praying, reading my scriptures, attending church, spending time with family, etc. Tiny acts of service is probably my favorite thing to do because not only does it help who you serve, but also helps you learn and grow. My theme in life that I strive to follow, is in line with the Relief Society motto which is, "Charity never faileth." It's something that brings happiness to my life and I'll continue living it for the rest of my life.