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Hi I'm Taunauta, Mele

I grew up in Tonga as a member of the latter day saints, and I moved here to the U.S when I was 11 years old.

About Me

Something I always love is the good island weather. I like being active most of the times. I enjoy playing volleyball, cooking, and listening to music. Listening to music is a stress reliever, and I find it enjoyable at all times. I'm very interested in working with people, and getting to know them. I am very curious about cultures different from my own. I want to know different traditions and different ways of things. I just finished my first year in college, and I will be going back after serving the Lord. I haven't discover the career path I want to be taking, but I have an interest in Math and Psychology. I love listening to people who may have concerns or problems, and trying to help them.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are latter day saints and I grew up learning about the gospel. I learned the truth about God, his beloved son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. I gained a testimony that God lives and we're all his children. Along the way, I began to question the "Book Of Mormon", and as i studied and pondered this book, I found the truth in it. The Holy Ghost testified to me how true the ''Book Of Mormon'' is and the blessings that comes from praying about it. My faith was strengthened, and so was I. I was stronger, knowing that this Gospel is the true Gospel, and knowing that there's a purpose in this Gospel. I found happiness and joy in my life from the "Book Of Mormon." No matter how much challenges I had along the way, this Gospel prepared me in many ways to deal with them. I learned to love my Savior and my Heavenly Father more and more. I testify of the Holy Ghost and the peace it brings to my life. I choose to be happy, and this Gospel is that happiness.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I was teaching the Sunbeam for a short while. This role made me really think about every child and their needs. As I continued to put time into each child's needs, I truly gained love for every child. The principles and lessons which were required for them to learn really helped me as a teacher, to really know how our Heavenly Father loves us.