Hi I'm Diego
I'm a Computer Geek, Writer, Fan of the Arts, & I'm A Mormon.
I was born in Tacoma General Hospital, North End, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington State on may 14th, 1990. My father is an immigrant from Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador (since 1987) and an Accountant, and my mother is a Washington-State native and elementry-school teacher. I love the Pacific-Northwest, Computers, Art, the Outdoors, and Music. I'm also grateful for the blessing of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I'm a mormon (or Latter-Day Saint; as we, somewhat, prefer to be called), because I was born into the church, and into the covenant (meaning my parents were married in the temple before I was born). But even though 'momonism' is a family tradition, that's not why I'm still a mormon. When I was 11 I felt that I had to decide if I truely believed that this is true or not. I didn't want to blindly follow in the footsteps of my parents. I wanted to know. So one day, in (about) 2001, I kneeled next to my bed and prayed to God. I asked Him, straightforwardly, if the church, joseph smith, and all that entailed were ture or not. Then I listened. I don't suppose that I can fully explain how I got my answer, since everyone feels the spirit in a different way, but I'll try: I felt like a switch was flipped on, and I felt the love of God come over me. It was peaceful, and I felt comfort and joy. I felt like everything, no matter how bad it got would be alright, and that I was on the right path. There have been many other experiences thath have helped me to strenghthen my faith and my resolve over the years, far more than that initial anchor. But I can testify that the Book of Mormon is true, and everything rests on that. I have had doubts, plent of them But I cannot deny what I felt and, now, what I know. But that would never have come if I had not given my full effoert to study it on my own and, then, ask God if that was true or not, having a complete willingness to do whatever he told me. And I promise that you, and anyone can know too.
I believe that the best way to live one's faith is through small and simple actions and doing them regularly. Reading the Holy Scriptures, Praying to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, attending Church on the Sabbath, attending the Temple, and so forth. But the most important thing that I do to live my faith is the internal devotion to God which I try to cultivate in my life through internalizing the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ. Another way I did so was by serving a two year full-time mission for the church when I was 19. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and it strenghthened my testimony that God is in this work. As a missionary, I spent two years of my life doing nothing but preaching about the restoration of the true church of God on the earth. My daily activities included, scripture study, contacting people on the street, teaching people about the restored gospel in their homes, and on a rare occation street preaching soapboxing. I loved it, though it was often difficult. Especially when people don't want anything to do with us or, just want to argue. But it's probably one of the most worthwhile things that anyone can do. I may not have been a perfect servant, but We try to serve our God with all our heart and devotion, and that is enough. As well, I currently volunteer as an Ordinance worker at the temple where I help officiate in a many sacred ordinances such as the temple endowment. The chance to serve the Lord and my fellow church members this way has been one of the richest blessings of my life.