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Hi I'm Wayne

I was born and raised in Uruguay and moved to USA when I was 17. I am a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud father of 2 wonderful, special children and am happily married to my wonderful, amazing wife. She is the love of my life. I love to teach the youth. I really enjoy playing an watching soccer (futbol) and being out in nature.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a mother and father that were members of this Church. They never forced me or made me believe or do anything, though they strongly encouraged it. I am so grateful to them for raising me with strong faith in Christ. I love my Savior Jesus Christ. He is my Redeemer - he saves me from my faults and sins as I repent and turn to Him. He helps me every day, not just when I mess up. He strengthens me. I love to pray to my Heavenly Father - the Father Jesus so often and lovingly refers to in the Bible. The Father is always there for me - I can ever turn to him for help, and He does answer my prayers. I feel their great love for me. They have blessed me so much. I feel like the following quotation reveals my faith: " I have never witnessed the removal of an actual mountain. But because of faith, I have seen a mountain of doubt and despair removed and replaced with hope and optimism. Because of faith, I have personally witnessed a mountain of sin replaced with repentance and forgiveness. And because of faith, I have personally witnessed a mountain of pain replaced with peace, hope, and gratitude. Yes, I have seen mountains removed. Because of my faith, I have activated the power of the priesthood that I hold and have been a partaker of the sweetness of the gospel and have embraced the saving ordinances. Because of my faith, I work through the struggles and difficulties in life with peace and assurance. Because of my faith, I have been able to turn questions and even doubts into assurances and understanding. Because of my faith, I approach the unknown, unseen, and unexplained with unquestioning assurance. And because of my faith—even in the seemingly worst of times—I recognize with peace and gratitude that in reality it is the best of times. And when we choose faith and then nurture that faith to a perfect knowledge of the things of the Lord, then we use the words “I testify” or “I know.” (Bishop Richard C. Edgley, Oct. 2010 General Conference of the Church)

How I live my faith

I am very active in my community through my various church responsibilities. For example, in the past I was in charge of my neighborhood emergency preparedness, which means that with the help of the city fire dept. and other community leaders we setup a system of drills and procedures in case of an emergency. Currently, I visit families in my neighborhood (all people, not only those of my faith) and invite them to be more active in their church, in serving one another in the community, and in living moral, upright lives. I am heavily involved with the youth in my area - I frequently teach them the gospel, go camping with them, participate in Scouting, play sports with them, and serve alongside them (for example, we just helped a woman with 5 children whose husband is out of town a lot as a trucker to landscape her yard and help carry heavy loads for her - about 15 young men showed up to help her!) I truly enjoy doing what I do and being involved with those in my neighborhood. It is easy for me to sit back, stay secluded and uninvolved, and watch others do great things, but that is not how I want to live my life. Life is not very enjoyable for me when I am selfish. I love my faith - faith is action, doing things that are kind and helpful to others, even (and especially) if it's just within the walls of my own home.