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Hi I'm Te Manu Matenga

I am a Maori and Aboriginal, I come from a family of 6 kids, two awesome parents. Come talk to me cause guess what.I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a Musical person, Pianist, guitarist,I LOVE jamming with family and friends.. I love Sharing my love of my Polynesian culture through dance and song. Making people smile and laugh is my favorite. Cant go a day without smiling. Not much of a runner but when i do i play Bball. You will always win in my team, nah kidding. I plan to go to Brigham Young University Hawaii, to study Bachelor in Music and also work in the Polynesian Cultural center to help pay my University studies. That's on hold for now, However I have been recently called to serve a Full-time mission in the Philippines, Baguio Mission. So excited! I will serve for a period of 18 months I will prepare to teach in Tagalog language. woohooo!!

Why I am a Mormon

In this world its crazy and wild, however the principles taught in this church, have bought peace into my life and even in my very home. It has brought my family closer. We are so happy. I may fall and stumble but through our Savior Jesus Christ I found pure joy that never ended. To simply know there was someone there who loves you even when you turned away truly testified of heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ infant love. To realize that i can not only be with my family in this life, but for all eternity as well was a great blessing i will cherish forever. We are not the perfect family but through this gospel we have a plan and a purpose. It makes me feel of worth. I realize my true potential through this gospel. Compared to God i am nothing, but to him, i am everything. This why i am a Mormon. I felt the Saviors love through his words. Although i haven't seen Jesus Christ, i have felt his love through his teachings of this gospel. Through him our families can be Sealed together for time and all Eternity.

How I live my faith

Through the talents the Lord has blessed me with, such as Music for example i Play hymns in church, and also outside church to bring joy to others. I Participate in service activities that the church organizes to help people that are in need. No matter who I serve i love them. It brings a never ending Joy. I prepare dance routines for youth to learn when we have Lauau's. It brings us closer and we feel like family. Even a simple smile is a simple act of kindness that i use everyday of my life.

What is faith?

Te Manu Matenga
Faith is Believing in somthing you can't see yet you know its true. Faith is like the wind. You cant see the wind, yet you know its there cause u can feel it, you can see the trees moving or the leaves moving around. Like the wind, we cant see Heavenly father and His son Jesus Christ yet we can feel his love and power through his words. Faith is loving him (Heavenly Father and his Son,Jesus Christ ) enough to close our eyes and follow. To know how to pray, and walk in his ways. This is faith. Show more Show less