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Hi I'm Asa Puriri

I grew up in Utah. I graduated High School in New Zealand. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 8. I am the second to youngest. I enjoy playing soccer and many other sports. In 2013 I traveled to New Zealand and completed my senior year of High School there. It was a huge learning experience and I look forward to going back one day. I have been called to serve a two year mission.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was in New Zealand I made a lot of new friends and met new people everyday. Quite a few of them did not have a religion and had not grown up learning the same things I did. But one important thing I knew that I had to do was to love everyone for who they truly are. I came to see the good in everyone and saw how they treated others. All of my close friends, even though they were not religious, still treated others with respect. They taught me how to be humble, how to stand up for myself and my family, and they were always there for me. This helped me to know that everyone is a Child of God and that the Light of Christ is within everyone. I am a Mormon because it brings me true joy to know that there is a God and that He lives. And that He sent his son Jesus Christ, the only perfect being, to come to earth and atone for out sins. Christ felt every pain and every sorrow that every human being has ever felt. When I think of this I am amazed that someone would do that for me and more importantly for all of God's children. There is so much for us to learn from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon teaches us that it is true. And I know it is. Being a Mormon and living my faith gives me the strength to learn more and to help others experience the true happiness that I experience everyday.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving other members in my ward. I go home teaching each month, take the sacrament to those who need it, and I attend missionary prep every week. I read the Book of Mormon everyday and try to apply the things that I learn. I always think of Jesus Christ and his teachings throughout my daily activities. When I do this I can easily find ways to serve others around me. No matter who it is I always offer a helping hand. When I do this I become stronger in my faith and am reminded of the truthfulness of the Gospel.