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Hi I'm Tevita

I humbly grew up in the friendly Islands of Tonga. I love Sports and delight in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the eldest of six children. I grew up in the humble Islands of Tonga and spent a portion of my childhood playing, wandering and exploring the Island. I have just finished college here in New Zealand. I have received my Mission call to the beautiful Philippines, Naga Mission. I must say that I am very privileged to serve the Lord. I love sports as well as pumping iron. I am also passionate about learning about the world and our Lord Jesus Christ. I plan to study at BYU after my mission and continue to serve the Lord continually.

Why I am a Mormon

I am truly grateful for being in this gospel and can testify of the goodness that I have come to

How I live my faith

How I live my faith can also be viewed as, How can I follow the teachings and counsels of the Saviour so that I am able to become like Him?. Its true, we as people sometimes focus on creating massive dramatic changes to become more like the Saviour. I believe, however, that we do not need to strain so much effort in making big changes as we can simply do small things in a BIG way. These small things can be a simple smile, greeting people you come across or even sharing with your neighbors. I also try to become more like the Master by studying my scriptures, saying regular prayers, serving parents or anyone that is in need, learning more about the Lord and his church. Tough perilous times arise in these latter days but having a foundation built on Christ can be a blessing for me. I am comforted in time of need, an assurance that if I endure in being faithful to the Lords commandments, I shall be strengthened and lifted, and lastly, a stronger testimony of Christ and His church I belong to. I leave this with anyone who is reading this, that it is essentially not what you know of the faith but how you live your faith as this will manifest to your Father in Heaven your love for him.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Tevita
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father’s plan for His children and the mission of Jesus Christ. They recorded that Christ appeared, after His Resurrection, to the people in America, taught them His gospel, and formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Tevita
A testimony is a spiritual witness given to an individual by the Holy Ghost. The foundation of a Mormon’s testimony is the knowledge that Heavenly Father lives and loves us; that Jesus Christ lives, that He is the Son of God, and that He carried out the infinite Atonement; that Joseph Smith is a prophet, which God called to restore Jesus Christ’s church to the earth; that we are led today by a living prophet; and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Savior’s Church restored on the earth today. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Tevita
One of the greatest reasons for being here on earth is to "have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25). Personal prayer, scripture study, and attending church helps us better understand that the best way to find joy and happiness in this life is to know about Our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to strive to keep God's "law" (Proverbs 29:18). Families are an essential part of God's Plan and much of how we live focuses on our families. We want to share the happiness we enjoy with everyone we can through service, missionary work, and contributing to society. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Tevita
Jesus Christ taught that we must be baptized by immersion (Mark 16:16; 3 Nephi 11:21-26). He set the example Himself by being baptized to “fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15). We are baptized by someone who has God’s priesthood authority for the remission of sins. (Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16). We are also baptized to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ, and to enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5). Through the ordinance of baptism, we make a promise, called a covenant, with God. We promise to accept Christ, to become His followers, and to keep His commandments to the end of our lives. In return, our Heavenly Father promises to forgive our sins and let us return to live with Him, provided we keep our covenants. Show more Show less