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Hi I'm Destiny Afemata

I was born in Hawaii, & grew up in Compton, California and have been called to serve in the Kingston, Jamaica Mission.

About Me

I am 19 years old, I graduated from Paramount High School. I plan to go to college after I serve my mission in Jamaica! I report May 11th and I am super excited to join the field. Volleyball is my life and I hope to become a certified coach and teach kids who love it just as much as I did, so that they can grow up to love the game and encourage other activities to keep them on the right track in life. I hope to turn hearts not only on my mission but also before and after.

Why I am a Mormon

Many may say that I am a Mormon because I was born in to it, but they do not understand that this gospel is my rock and I love it's teachings. Ever since I was young I always felt the spirit with my family, at church, and even as I went to school and that's because I had a open understanding of everything I was taught in this gospel.

How I live my faith

As I prepare to serve my mission I love to go Visiting Teaching, and meeting new investigators with the missionaries in my ward. I am a ward missionary in the YSA ward and I go weekly with the missionaries to preach to wonderful investigators seeking answers. I am also apart of the choir committee, and even though practice may seem hard, I love feeling the spirit in the room as we sing to others. I am also the Relief Society Substitute teacher which is an awesome way to exercise my teaching unto others and I can really say that I love my Relief Society and everyone in it! I wouldn't be where I am today with out them and their beautiful spirits.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Destiny Afemata
We have this "article" given to us from the 12 apostles called The Family, A Proclamation to the world which was inspired from the Lord. It tells us that husband and wife should treat each other as equal partners. As a little girl who grew up in this gospel, I can testify that my parents lived by that commandment. A woman loves her family and takes care of them all her life. She puts her children first and her husband does the same. The husband watches over his family to protect and provide for his family through love and with his priesthood that he holds. As a single woman in this gospel, I contribute in every way I can through Relief Society, Visiting Teaching, being a Ward Missionary and serving a full time mission. Women have a big role in this gospel and its safe to say that A husband needs his wife just as much as his wife needs her husband. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Destiny Afemata
Our body is a temple, not only "mormons" we ALL are Temples. Modesty matters just as much as following the law of Chastity because it shows that we respect our temples! We must respect the gifts our Heavenly Father blesses us with, by waiting for marriage between you and your eternal companion. Parents should teach their kids respect not only unto others but amongst themselves. Tell them that dressing modestly (covered up appropriately), using words that only uplift the spirit in themselves and others will keep Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost with them at all times. Show more Show less