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Hi I'm Ephraim Rarotoga

I'm a identical Twin, I was born and raised in Utah, I'm serving a mission in Texas Fort Worth, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am technically the second oldest of 5. I say "technically" because I have an amazing twin whose awesome to be around and very funny. There are 4 boys and 1 girl plus the parents in my family. I'm full blooded samoan but was raised in states, I do have a goal in life to learn my language. I hope one day to finally meet my dad's side of the family. My family and I find great comfort in playing sports. We play volleyball, basketball, soccer, and tennis. My father and I play chess, and I guess you can say that's our bonding time. I finished high school at hunter high and my family currently reside in west valley city. I am currently serving in the Fort Worth Texas Mission and loving every moment of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I think growing up I claimed to be a Mormon, but what does it mean to claim. I may have attended every service and was active in my youth, but was I really there? I constantly asked myself that out of high school. Now serving a mission I can say with full confidence in my heart that I know this church is true church of God! I prayed and found out that for myself. I just wished that I did it a long time ago when I felt that it was me on my own. I have firm testimony in Jesus Christ and the atoning sacrifice that he fulfilled on the cross. Now that I'm currently serving a mission I have the opportunity to serve my fellowmen by helping them come closer to Christ. Being on my mission it just testified even more that this is the only true church. when someone had problems with something and I knew the principle that they needed to live to be blessed, that Heavenly Father definitely placed his hands on their lives. At that point the gospel became real to me, the miricales that were produced from the teaching that took place bared enteral witness. I can't doubt that I've felt the spirit, becasue I have! I can tell you that Jesus Christ is alive, because I know! And becasue of the outcome God has made in my life, lead to the effects of why I am a Mormon today.

How I live my faith

A good way to answer this principle is by a scripture and that's found in James 2:18. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. I believe in God and that he has a plan specificaly for me. It may have some bumps in it to test my strength and I know that I will stay in the straight and narrow path. I love my saviour Jesus Christ because he fulfilled the ultimate event and because of that we can all have hope and peace. I know at times I've fallen short of God and that I turn away from him and I think that i could never be forgiven or brought back to him but he ceases to amaze me. I am an imperfect being seeking happiness that only this gospel can bring. I found that Heavenly Father does care and he is a mercifull father, and for these things I will do my best to live and strive to be faithful in all things, serve my friends and family and share all that I can. I'm gonna show him my faith by my works.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Ephraim Rarotoga
The word of wisdom is a set of commandments given by God to help us with our bodies. It's so that we can take care of this beautiful gift God has given us. What this unfolds is we should not partake of any substances that are addictive or can be addictive such as, Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, and Illegal drugs. Some people may show you that a few of these substances may not be harmful or addictive, but I've witnessed how controlling they can be. There is a web page that can show you about people having there quest in this overtaking action, so please check out 12 steps to change. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Ephraim Rarotoga
Because it's the one place your learn the most. I've learned a great deal of how to take on life through my family. They've taught me so much. I'm Samoan so I come from a big family. My mom and dad grew up with several siblings while I grew up with 4. My nuclear family maybe be small but my extended is humongous. I started counting all my cousins but than stopped after 56, I got confused and really tired. As of right now I'm serving a mission in Texas Fort Worth and it's helping me understand why families are so central to gods plan. In Duetronomy 6:7 it basicly talks about how parents are to teach there children. With that being said my parents taught me well. At the same time, people can also teach themselves. We can't choose the conditions of our birth but we can choose wherther or not to be happy. A quote that I've turn to multiple times in my life is "a wise man learns from his mistakes but a wiser man learns from others mistakes" obviously others mean everyone, but what I'm saying is the majority of people that I've learn from is my family. Show more Show less