February 18, 2013

BYU's Mission Field Claims Another

Steves, Deseret News

Originally from the small village of Vailoa on the island of Savai'i, Samoa, Sete Aulai grew up in a Christian home in Carson, Calif. Located on the southwest border of Compton in Los Angeles County, Carson had its share of problems with gangs, drugs and violence. Growing up in the area shaped Aulai, and like the streets of Carson, he became tough. That toughness, along with exceptional physical strength, made Aulai a natural football player.

By the time he reached high school, Aulai was performing well on the football field and in the classroom, garnering numerous accolades in the process. Coaches from the top football programs on the West Coast were soon aware of the young offensive lineman. The recruiting attention increased as Aulai approached his senior season.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Mormons, Conversion, Football, Brigham Young University

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

October 24, 2013
Muslim to Mormon
Tito Momen, LDS Living Magazine
I am the last person you might expect to become a Christian. I began memorizing the Qur’an at age five. When I was a teenager, my father sent me to a radical Islamic school in Syria. Later I studied with members of the... more ››
October 22, 2013
Mormons & Evangelicals Together in Jail
Tad Walch, Deseret News
LDS Church apostles and leaders of other faiths increasingly are cultivating relationships with one another, a process recently accelerated by shared concerns over religious liberty.Mentioning what he termed his "friendship"... more ››
October 21, 2013
World of a White Mormon Rapper
Rebbie Groesbeck, Normons
I couldn’t count on two hands the number of times my friends in Provo rallied on a Friday night to see a Can’t Stop Won’t Stop show. They were a cult favorite in every sense of the word, bringing fresh hip-hop beats to a... more ››
October 21, 2013
Why Have a Bris for a Mormon Baby?
Mark Paredes, Jewish Journal
In my last post, I mentioned that LDS friends of ours who had just had a boy were planning to hold a bris for him that would be conducted by a Jewish mohel. In response, I received a few inquiries from Jews who were curious as... more ››
October 23, 2013
Mexican Mormons on the Rise
Monica Campbell, Public Radio
In Provo, Utah, one man, Fernando Rogelio Gómez, has created a small museum solely dedicated to this small Mexican slice of Mormon history. It started when he found a trunk full of documents buried inside his aunt's... more ››