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Hi I'm Saane Siale

I am at heart a California girl. I grew up in the Bay Area. Helping others is my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music and performing. I did four years of choir at my high school. I am a proud Tongan that comes from a big family. I help raise money and collect books/school supplies/etc. to send to underprivileged children in Tonga. I go to BYU Provo and have already finished my freshman year. I love watching movies and sports games.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are converts to the church which meant that I had the blessed opportunity to have grown up in the church, with this gospel. While it was a blessing, I took it all for granted. I was caught up in taking my parent's word for it that I didn't take the time to develop my own testimony on the truthfulness of this gospel. Around the age of 16, high school was a huge transition for me. For the longest time I felt so alone. Everything seemed like a slow motion movie, nothing stuck and I felt numb. I started to deeply question my beliefs and if a God even existed. I felt guilty for questioning what I had been taught all my life. I couldn't even say with a full surety that a Heavenly Father and/or Mother could exist or that Jesus Christ died on a cross for all of us. I went to church every Sunday, I took the sacrament, so what was I missing? I was missing prayer. I finally got down on my knees and I poured my heart out, I asked for guidance to find the answers to my questions. I asked if it was normal to be feeling the way I did. I asked to not feel alone anymore. After I said my prayer I went to sleep. It was over a week and I felt nothing, no signs, nothing. But one day after school I found a bible laying on the a staircase, I opened it up and on the first page someone wrote: "If you picked this book up to see who it belongs to...it now belongs to you. The Lord had me do this to get your attention. He loves you more than you know, but you will find out." I was in shock, Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother DID care about me. Jesus Christ knew me too. They saw that I was a lost sheep and they didn't give up on me. I worked very hard to read the Book of Mormon, the Bible, go to church, pray, serve others. Slowly but surely I had my own testimony. And I finally realized I was never alone. My Heavenly Parents, my brother and Savior Jesus Christ were always there for me, and they always will be. I just had to open up my heart to find them.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday. I am a Ward Missionary which means I get to work with the local missionaries that are serving in my ward. I help by teaching investigators or doing service projects to anyone in need. I try to visit members in my church who I know need a helping hand. I constantly look for those who do need a helping hand. I make sure to check in on those who haven't been coming to church to make sure everything is okay. I also work at the temple. I help patrons find their way through the temple.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Saane Siale
There is always a way to help others. That is one of the main purposes of our existence here on earth. We have to help those in need. Sharing goodness with others is what will make and continue to make this world a better place. Show more Show less