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Hi I'm Kalolaine Hokafonu

I'm a Bay Area,Californian native. Served in Pennsylvania,Pittsburgh now serving in the Maryland,Baltimore Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have an obsession with eyebrows, my eyebrows gotta be on fleek or I'm not stepping out the door LOL so serious though. Full blooded proud Tongan! Yup, I eat horse & have gold teeth. Bay raised. I love where I'm from! I'm a Daddy's girl, my dad's a true homie! So is my mom though. I've always loved to kick it with family & friends. I'm real close to my siblings & parents. Everybody says this, but my fam really does mean everything to me! Everyone knows I'm the favorite child. I'm everybody's favorite! Ha! jk. I love shopping! Music keeps me sane. From reggae & rap to gospel, I'm always down to listen to good music! I love to learn & try new things & make new friends. I love food! I like to chill & have fun. I'm still in the process of getting a "thug life" tattoo removed from my knuckles because I ain't bout that life anymore yo. Still down to listen to Tupac any day though don't play!

Why I am a Mormon

In my teen years, I was wandering in the mist of darkness for such a long time & thought that I was happy when really, I was lost. I wanted to fit in with the crowd instead of being different & standing up for my beliefs, morals & standards. I put myself in situations that I could've avoided & kept digging myself into a deep hole that I thought I couldn't get out of. I felt alone. It took me a long while to realize how much my poor decisions effected me&knew I needed to change. I knew that it was going to be a challenging trial that I had to face. At that point in my life I realized I was NEVER alone. Christ was always there for me & I was blind to the fact that He was there all along. He knew exactly what I was going through & how to help me. Changing my life around was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. Why am I a Mormon? Because it's through this gospel that I'm able to continually learn, grow & progress. I've literally felt the healing power of the atonement. If I was able to overcome the trials that I've been through & become worthy enough to be a representative of Jesus Christ because of His love for me , ANYONE can come unto Him! Never did I ever think that I would serve a mission, but here I am! This is what God planned for me & I trust Him whole heartedly. Everyone should. I want to continue to share the light that I've been blessed with my whole life, it would be so selfish of me not to! With the knowledge & the experiences I've had, I KNOW that Christ lives & that He sacrificed His life for the pains, afflictions & sins of the world. For you, for me, for EVERYONE!! I know that this church is true. I've had my doubts but as I continued to rely on the Lord my testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel has been solidified. When we take our questions to Him with a sincere heart, real intent & contrite spirit, He'll most definitely answer them!

How I live my faith

I served in the Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Mission & am now serving in the Maryland, Baltimore Mission because of boundary changes. Crazy stuff! As salty as I was to change missions, the Lord knows what He's doing. I love Maryland as much as I love Pennsylvania! The tender mercies I continue to experience each day keeps me going. The changes that are happening in other people's lives because of their love for our Savior through the help of this work is something I will forever hold close to my heart. My testimony & faith are built upon daily. As I lose myself in the work, forget my own concerns & let go of my own wants I can feel a change within myself. As I apply our purpose as missionaries to myself, I know that the one & only way to light, happiness, peace, knowledge, grace & every good thing is through following Christ. Because "all things which are good cometh of God" like it says in Moroni 7:12-13. I've learned to put my pride aside & do my best to do everything in accordance to the Lord's will instead of my own will. Both my parents are converts to the church. My dad & older siblings served missions &it was through their examples & much later through my own desire that I made the decision to go. Best decision I've ever made! You ain't gotta have a name tag on like me to be a missionary ...haha that rhymed! No, but for real.