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Hi I'm Angel

I grew up in Los Angeles. My mama is from Ecuador and my papa is in Heaven. I'm a single dad of 3 wonderful kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to drive a Masarati and now I drive a minivan! Several years ago, I was asked to play the part of Daddy Warbucks in a community theater production of "Annie." Not only had I never seen the musical nor the movie, I had never acted before. I committed to sing, dance and act in front of hundreds and thousands of friends, neighbors and complete strangers! And as I was playing the richest man in the world on stage, our family was loosing everything... Our cars, homes and property. Everything was about to change for our family forever. I had to have faith. Loosing everything during the Recession of 2008 and becoming a single dad was not my plan, but I realize that the lessons in my life have been for my good; to give me experience, instruction and discipline. And I have learned that when you have to start over, it's best to build on a foundation of faith, hope, charity and love. Holding onto the life, truth and way of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He knows our every need and will never leave us comfortless, but will come unto us and heal us in every way. My hobby is my family. As a single dad, I've hoped to be the best dad I can. Although I may try and do it all, I definitely know it is not good for man (nor woman) to be alone. I look forward to be married again and hope to make our home a family magnet. My father passed away when I was 14 years old. I am the baby of my family, with an older sister that was born in Ecuador and an older brother. I love my kids and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Los Angeles, California, but my mama is from Ecuador and my papa was from Wisconsin. My parents met while my dad was in a half-way house for his Alcoholism and my mom was working across the street. She had recently immigrated from Ecuador in hopes for a better life. When my parents decided to be married, my mom planned for a Catholic priest to marry them and it was going to cost several hundred dollars for the ceremony. My dad said, "Let's get married in my church!... It won't cost anything." My mom asked, "What church do you belong to?" And he said, "I'm a Mormon." 4 months later, after hearing the missionary discussions and realizing that she had once met the missionaries in Ecuador before leaving her country, my mama decided to join her faith with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The faith of my fathers (and mothers) is my faith. And now my children shall also know what I know because of my faith. I love helping and inspiring others and being a Mormon helps me do what I love. I have found just as my mom found, that the church has added such great support to help raise my family. I always say that I was raised by my mom, the church and the boyscouts... All of the support that going to church and scouting stuff provided for my mom, while my dad was an alchoholic, gives me great faith. Because my mom was not alone raising her kids. Her Faith is my Faith. I do miss my father, and wish we could visit now, because I am now a young father, but I know we shall see eachother again. That is part of our Heavenly Father's Plan. I know that "as seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; We Fully flower in Heaven." The scriptures teach me this. And living prophets today teach me this. The Spirit reminds me that we Have a loving Father in Heaven that wants us to be happy. He hears and answers every child's prayer and knows each of our hearts and each and everyone of our needs. I know He lives and Loves us.

How I live my faith

I love to sing and was once asked to help lead the Church choir. Not knowing how to read nor lead music was challenging, but I know that whom the Lord calls to serve, He Qualifies! I am thankful and ready to serve. Even though I deserve a lot of musical training and such, I love to sing and lift others hope and faith. And in so doing, I lift my own spirit and joy. I help teach 9 & 10 year olds each week and continue to sing in the Church choir. As a single father, I am grateful for the gospel principles the Church teaches our family and the world. I live my faith by living the teachings of Jesus Christ. One of my greatest joys is sitting and singing with my children each week as we sing songs of faith. The faith of my fathers, is my faith. And my faith is my children's faith. I love the scripture found in the last book of the Old Testament, Malachi 4:6. "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers..." What is more important than our Family? And are we all not part of the Family of God? Our hearts are bound to one another and we are One. My faith teaches me this. I know that God Lives, and He is our Eternal Father and He wants us to have all of the joy in this life and in the life to come. I know He hears and answers our prayers. He knows our hearts and our needs. And will never leave us comfortless, but will come unto us. As we Draw near to Him, He will Draw near unto us. And if we commit to Him what He knows is best and do his will, we will always be happiest. If we give our time, talent all that He has blessed us with, or may ever bless us with, we will know the greatest happiness ever. Because He will have us see Eternity through his eyes. We will see what He sees and know who we are, why we are here, and where we are going. So, I sing with my heart, might, mind and strength and give thanks to God for all that I am and all that I will ever become. I sing for my faith, my freedom and my family.

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Angel
Where we came from before we were born, why we are here on the earth, and where we are going after we die all deserve to be thought of as we think about creating life and ending life. I am thankful that being a Mormon has always help me answer these questions and understand Our Heavenly Father's Plan or The Plan of Happiness. As a missionary in the Dominican Republic, I had the opportunity to interview a woman for baptism and had learned that earlier in her life, she had an abortion. I was instructed how to appropriately proceed with the interview. We first spoke of the Plan of Salvation and a mother's calling on earth. We spoke why it would be a sin, or against the Plan of Happiness, to abort a child. Because this was an interview to determine her faith and desire to become a Mormon and be baptized, she spoke of how sorry she was for the past. She was young and not married, when she had the abortion years earlier. I assured her that Baptism will erase past mistakes and serious sins. In the interview, I posed a circumstance to give her a choice. I said, "What would you do?"... "If you had 5 kids, you were very poor and pregnant with child?" She tearfully said that she would never have an abortion again. This was a special opportunity for both of us to discuss and understand the sanctity of life. Parents are co-creators with our Heavenly Father to invite young spirits to the Earth and to receive bodies. Abortion is not part of Our Heavenly Father's Plan. Show more Show less