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Hi I'm Henry Dixon Taylor Takapu Jr.

I grew up in both California and Utah. I love to explore the world around us and what it has to offer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I will be going to college soon after my Mission and will be figuring out if I want to major in music or construction. I love trying new types of foods that come from various parts of the world. It is a gateway for me to explore this beautiful planet God has created. The reason why food is a stepping stone for me to explore the world is because trying new food gets me interested in where it came from, how was it created, how is it made, and it ultimately just leads me to wanting to know more about the people, or country it originates from. There is always something that I am able to relate to, or is similar to Tongans. Because I can draw these similarities, I grow to love the people I learn about. I love sports, especially Volleyball, and working out with weights. Family and friends are a necessity for me to live my daily life and when I can I enjoy singing ,with those closest to me, our favorite songs in a casual jam session.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have never felt anything stronger than the spirit that is present within our church. I have been changed and blessed to see the Gospel in my life and I bare my testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints is the only true church and that we are guided by a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. I know that the First Presidency presides over the church with the proper power and authority necessary to lead this people in the present day. I know that the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ and that it goes hand in hand with the Bible. I know for a fact that God forgives us of our sins so long as we come to the proper authorities and go through the repentance process without holding back. And most important, I know that families can be forever, that there is no other plan than the Plan of Salvation that will bring us back to our Heavenly Father; that our families will be with us for all eternity. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be an example. I am an older brother and I'm trying to set the example of what I want my little sisters to look for in a future husband, and I try to be a greater example of what my younger brothers should be like because I want them to grow up to be respectable men who will treat their future wives right. I have this mindset because the LDS church has taught me that family is important. It is important that everyone has a strong family bond because that is what God has based our entire lives around. We came here to become like our Savior Jesus Christ and to be perfected one day when we have moved on into the next life. And the whole process of this is captured in the Plan of Salvation, which explains in detail not only where we come from, but where we are going, and why we are here in this world. One of the steps to make it back to Heaven, which is ultimately our goal, is to have a family. However, it takes a lot of work to make a family that is centered on Christ. And it all starts with having loving parents that can provide a stable home in which their children can grow from. Furthermore, to prepare my brothers, myself included, I live my life as a Ward Missionary should and make it my life's goal to live the lifestyle of a Ward Missionary in my daily life. Therefore, by being; honest, compassionate, loving, supportive, a leader, obedient, humble, and diligent I am setting the tone for what my younger siblings should aim for and follow in the hopes that they may live righteous lives. I could not better help my family, myself, if I was not called to be a Ward Missionary.