Essay about The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. I know who I have become, and I know God’s plan for me. I have my great grandmother, Sunema Sisifo Letelemaana, to thank. Her conversion story into the Mormon church has made me the person I am today. I have gained many of Sunema’s personality traits such as her musical and athletic talents, I also come off as shy and soft spoken. According to my family, I appear charismatic because when I do speak I have the ability to open the eyes of all who are listening, especially when it comes to the gospel because it is almost always something positive and uplifting.
I work hard and show diligence in my actions, so when I want something done a certain way, I do it myself. My parents taught me early that I couldn’t depend on anybody else to make my dreams come true. And if that meant a few things had to change here and there, than it was okay because everyone else would eventually learn to deal with it. It can be a struggle sometimes, but I know my struggles don’t even compare to what my great grandmother had to go through with her parents. My great-grandmother was born into a family filled with die hard Catholics. When they found out about her conversion, they went above and beyond drastic measures to keep her away.
This story was passed down from her son, to my dad, and on down to me. Oral tradition is important to the Samoan culture because most people back in the day did not know how to read or…