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Hi I'm Kaleb Hapuku

I am from New Zealand. I love music and play instruments. I enjoy physical sport, performing arts, sailing, and the outdoors.

About Me

I grew up in the church. You could pretty much say that i was always meant to become a missionary or at least that"s how i was raised. From a young age i was always a part of church choirs and performances. This gave me a love for the arts and gave me confidence. When i wasnt performing at church i would be performing or be a part of performances at school. I learned to play the clarinet, the ukulele and guitar. My love for music and singing grew into a passion for the performing arts. My reason for being on stage was simply seeing how much joy i could bring to others with this talent i had. Drama class gave me an opportunity not only to be on stage and ring that same joy again t others but it also gave me a chance to live many lives. It gave me a great love of people and their stories. I would spend all of my middle school and high school years serving the drama music departments. it was during my high school years that I also received the opportunity to Sail on a Three masted barquenteen across the Tasman, Starting in Sydney Australia and ending in Auckland New Zealand. I Found I had a bit of knack with people and decided I would further pursue a career in youth development. I found i could make people happy through this as well, much like how i was when i was on stage. After my voyage across the Tasman I Applied for a job on that same boat and have been working there for the past 2 years. I strongly believe all of this was to prepare me to serve a mission for the church

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a part of this church since birth. I am a Mormon, not because my parents were Mormons or their parents before them, but because i have seen for myself the blessings that come through living its principles. I Know that there is peace in living the gospel. I'm never unsure about whether or not what i am doing is right or I should or should not be doing something because I can follow the teachings of Christ. God has a plan for us and it is a simple one. It is called the plan of happiness. Simple name. Simple plan. Just simple. I know that God is our loving Heavenly Father and that he loves us so much that he sent his son Jesus Christ to save us from our sin. If God is our father then Jesus is my brother and he loves me, even so much that he died to pay for all of my sins. And because he suffered in the garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, I am able to live return to live with my heavenly father again. I know that Jesus was resurrected and that through him all man kind can return to live in happiness with our Heavenly Father and Brother. I know that Christ's gospel is on the earth today and it was restored by a Prophet of god whose name is Joseph Smith. He was given the authority to bring God's gospel to the earth once more through the translating of the record of the early Americans. This record is known as The Book Of Mormon. I know this book is true and that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. The validity of our religion depends on it the truthfulness of this book. I know this book is true, and if it be true then is everything about this gospel is true. I know for a fact that this is the church that was established by Jesus Christ and his apostles, that this is that same church restored on the earth today. Like the Church of old we too have Prophets in our day to lead and guide our church through the power and authority of God. Our prophet's name is Thomas S. Monson. These things i know to be true In the name of Jesus Christ Amen

How I live my faith

I have always been an active member of the church. My callings have mostly been while in my youth, working in leadership positions in my various classes and age appropriate groups within the church. I would help organize activities and would be a part of groups organizing church formals and dances. I would also give lessons to other members in my church as a hometeacher with my Father. This was a way to strengthen our fellow members in our church and to make sure all were being looked out for. I always enjoyed giving service to others. We as young men from the age of 12 through 17 would actively look for opportunities to give service to our fellow members and to our community. We would mow lawns, keep gardens, paint sheds and areas with graffiti.