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Hi I'm Lose

I'm a full Tongan. Born, breed and raised in New Zealand. I love making new friends. I love to play rugby league. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was the "fat-chubby" kid growing up but it never held me back. I loved Maths and Art and it wasn't untill 6th form (16yrs old) was when I discovered my love for rugby league. I was always first to trainings and last from trainings. I would always arrive home after 9pm because i wanted to still go through the drills and discuss things we needed to improve on as a team. I was rewarded with Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the year. I don't play as much now because trainings clashed with lectures and so, I am a University student studying Criminology. I'm hoping to become a detective in the police force. But, at the moment I have decided to put my studies on hold while I prepare to go serve a full-time mission in the Texas, Houston Mission. My father is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a heavy drinker and smoker but when i was born he surprised my mom by quiting smoking because he cared for my health. He continued to drink with his mates until i was three. It was at this age that i started to invite him to come to with me to church "Daddy, wanna come church?" or even just drop mom and I off to church "Daddy, come, come church". It took him a few Sundays to humble himself and accept the invitation of a little girl. He was baptized to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 15years ago going on 16 in September and since then he has never looked back on the decision he made to go church.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandfather (mothers father) converted himself to the after having a disagreement with other ministers of his previous faith. He was known as one of the pioneers of the church in Tonga, through his dedication and his sacrifice he put towards the church. He offered his home to be the first chapel in Folala, Tongatapu. He Taught and Loved the missionaries. My father is also a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was next in line to becoming a Minister for his previous faith but declined it by following my Mothers example. I am a Mormon because of their experiences and testimonies. I am a Mormon because i know that this is the only true Church upon the face of this earth. I believe that every soul has a purpose here on earth and it is to be tested. I know that we are tested so that we can learn and experience happiness and sorrow for ourselves. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am a Mormon because God is our loving Heavenly Father and will continue to bless us, his children, when we harken unto the counsel of the Prophet. Jesus Christ is my Eternal friend, Saviour and Redeemer because he took upon him the sins of the world when he suffered both spiritually and physically,in the garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. I know that he ressurected form the dead so that we may repent and be punished for our own sins and not for Adam's. I LOVE that I am a Mormon and i will always.

How I live my faith

At the moment I serve three callings in my ward. I am the Sunday school teacher for ages 14-15 and the assissant seminary teacher, of which i love both callings so dearly. I love these callings so much because it gives me the opportunity to teach the doctrines of the gospel before I report to MTC. When these callings start to get difficult where the youth lack participation in given activities, I go home afterwards and work harder in scripture study to dig for deeper ideas on how I can make the lessons interesting. This way it broadens and widens my state of thinking which is a blessing to see things from different prospectives. I am also the pianist for the ward, although I'm still learning to play. How do I live my faith? I live my faith by attending church on Sunday and faithfully serving my callings of which the Lord has given me to grow and learn.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Lose
Joseph Smith taught that we (Latter-Day Saints) are "to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide for the widow, dry up the tear of the orphan, comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Not only that but there are missionaries all over the world giving service to believers and non-believers of Christ Jesus. Not ever is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a faith of inequality or superiority over those who do not share the same belief. So, the answer to this question is simple. No. LDS (Mormons) don't only help or give service within the church. We LDS love to help everyone. Show more Show less