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Hi I'm Pearl

California is home. I'm Samoan and have recently been called to serve in the Portugal Lisbon Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young adult, who has recently decided to serve a mission. I've been called to labor in the Portugal Lisbon Mission, and will be reporting to the MTC in November. I love to dance, act and sing. I love people! I am currently a retail associate, working hard towards my missionary fund. I come from a wonderful family of two loving parents and two beautiful sisters. My older sister is currently serving her mission in Nashville, Tennessee and will be returning home in January 2016. I report to the Provo, Utah MTC on November 18 2015. Although I won't get to see my sister for an additional 18 months, I know the Lord will bless each of us for this small sacrifice. I'm excited to serve the Lord and the people of Lisbon, Portugal.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the gospel that comes from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I know it's the only true church upon the face of this earth, and only through it's teachings can we receive true and everlasting happiness. I am a Mormon because I love God and Jesus Christ, and know that living by high standards (their standards) pleases them.

How I live my faith

I currently have three callings in my Samoan Ward. Ward Historian, Nursery Leader and Relief Society Teacher. With my calling as Ward Historian I'm supposed to keep track of important events that happen with the ward (special activities, baptisms, baby blessings) As Nursery Leader, I take care of children 18 months and older. We spend Sundays after congregational service playing games, singing uplifting music, and learning about Jesus Christ and his gospel. Every second Sunday, I leave nursery at the third hour of church to teach the women of our ward, mostly dedicated hard-working mothers with young children, and some are mothers whose children are grown, and are coming to fill their spirits, and some are young adults like me, either attending school or working, trying to figure out the next step in life. I have grown to love each of them dearly. I have learned so much from this calling, along with my other two.