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Hi I'm Samoa Aiono

My name is Samoa. I'm a convert and now married to a priesthood holder and a proud LDS Member. My life is full now. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Samoa Aiono. I was born and raised in Samoa with all of my family. I came to America right after I gave birth to my first child. I converted to the church shortly before I came to America. I was too old to serve a mission when I converted but my mother-in-law did. My husband never served either but we're still a happy Mormon family. I now live in a small city in California with my five children, husband, and mother-in-law. We're all happy and I know my life is full thanks to the wonderful gospel in my life. I'm very grateful for my family, life, the gospel, and everything else in my life. I'm very proud I became a Mormon!!

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon mostly because of my husband. When I met him he talked a lot about his church so therefore I asked a lot about his church. I was fascinated by what he said and he invited me to church. I loved it and I could feel the spirit in my heart and mind. My stress and worries just slipped way and I continued to come to church just because of this. The songs that the ward sang filled my heart with love and comfort. Just the thought of Jesus Christ loving me made me feel safe. The thought of having a second life and living with Jesus and God made me feel like I was meant to be here in a church learning about Him. I will never forget this feeling or how much I felt he loved me and cared for me. I truly do love those who helped convert me and especially my husband for inviting me. I would always listen to the prophet's and apostles' messages to ease my worries and troubles when I needed to. So these reasons are why I became a Mormon. These feelings are the reason why I am a strong LDS Member. My husband and his family is the reason why I am still here today and without them I don't know where I would be. I'd love to thank everyone who helped me, stuck by me, loved me, and supported me. I LOVE YOU ALL. And if you read this, I hope you would at least consider going to an LDS church near you soon. I love you guys!!! I am STILL a proud MORMON!!!

How I live my faith

I go to church in the Inland Empire Samoan Ward. I used to teach little babies and kids and now I'm a teacher for the older women in our church. I go to church every Sunday morning and participate in all of my classes. I taught the little kids while their parents and older siblings go to class and learn more about the gospel I tried my best to make sure they learned about Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father, Joseph Smith, the Holy Ghost, and much more. I was called to teach other people and those other people are the older women (mom's, aunt's, 18 yrs-...) I teach about the same things except make it more understandable and and put more details and time into my lessons. These are the kind of things I do in church. Out of church we also have church activities like missionary celebrations, or a service project. In my ward we have most of our activities on Tuesdays. I may teach about my religion to others a lot but in my ward I still have fun.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Samoa Aiono
We do not worship Joseph Smith. You may think we do but that's only because we speak of him a lot or that you hear lots of stories about him. We worship our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We do acknowledge the prophet though. W proclaim of him, respect him, and reverence him as a tool used as our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to restore the church, but we do not worship him. He's just a big part of the gospel. Show more Show less