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Hi I'm Sam Witehira

I was born in Hamilton New Zealand and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. I'm a Maori and proud my culture. I love been a dad and spending time with my son I also love getting my hands dirty and working on motors. I am the third child of a family of six which are all active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

When i was aged 16-17 i ran away from home. I decided to go to church one day which changed my thoughts of the gospel for ever. After a wonderful uplifting day at church and lunch with the bishop i was wondering around town pondering about life. I was told time again that if you really want to know if the church is true that all you needed to do was to pray and ask the lord if its true. So i done exactly this i found a nice quite spot where i sat down and asked if this church was true. I remember it is so clearly it was a cloudy day but as soon as i finished my pray i looked up into the sky as the sun beaming down on my face it hit me the answer came to me and i just wept a unexplained feeling over whelmed me a great joy and happiness feeling over whelmed me i couldn't stop crying tears of joy and from that moment i knew without a shadow of a dealt that my prayers was answered and i received my answer and that is why i decide to continue been a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm going to be honest with this question. I struggle to live by my faith i always have. been in some real dark places cause of it. Last year 2015 i have been pondering a lot of what my life has been like. A under achiever had gained nothing out my whole 30 years of my life. EVERY Priesthood blessing i have received (which has been alot) stated my lifestyle and that i would never be happy with myself until i come unto Christ. This Year 2016 i gave up smoking cigarettes and cannabis as well as Alcohol and first time in my life i have read The Book of Mormon from First Nephi all the way to the end of Moroni i get down on my knees and have meaningful prayers to my Heavenly Father most days and most nights and attend church every Sunday. Because of these actions i remember why i have been sent to this earth and why my brother Jesus Christ died for me and all mankind. Because of these actions i have become ALOT closer to my son and my family. I have been stubborn thought out my life time on this earth and cause of it i have missed out on alot of blessing. I now challenge my self on daily bases to continue all this hard work i have done. If you make the right choices you will reap the benefits. I strive to keep the commandments of god because i know doing so i will reap all the promises that he has promised to all of us in the book of Mormon. So in a short space of 8 months i have changed my live around dramatically and this is now how i love by my faith.