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Hi I'm Fredo

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Husband, Father, Friend, and a Priesthood Holder. I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since April of 2003. Along with my wife, I am the only convert in my family. My wife and I were both baptized and confirmed together on the same days. Our families are very supportive in our decision and we enjoy sharing our faith with them and answering any questions they may have about our beliefs. When I have spare time, I enjoy playing video games and producing music in my home studio. My daughter loves to join me! LOL! I'm very lighted-hearted and easy going. I also enjoy taking part in church activities and I am a member of local social organizations that take part in fund raising for charities and putting on events for the community.

Why I am a Mormon

On April 1st of 2003 coincidently April Fools Day I was at a pivotal moment in my life. I had been living recklessly for several years and although I was raised in a loving and caring family, I had a very difficult understanding of life. The night of the 1st was the breaking point. I was unemployed, arguing with my family all of the time, and my relationship with my new spouse was deteriorating. I realized that evening that my "Me against the World" and "Trust no one" were not only hurting myself, but the ones I loved the most were being affected as well. That night, after trying to come to my own conclusion as to what I must do, I just fell to my knees, in tears, crying unto the Lord saying, " God Almighty! I am so exhausted! I keep fighting against everyone and I have all this hate in my heart. I cant fight anymore! I'm tired of thinking only about myself. I give up Lord! What will you have me do? My life is no longer in my control anymore, I want to give myself to you O Lord, I need you! I will live for you Lord, just tell me what I must do to be happy and rid myself from this hate I have in my heart!" After offering myself in mighty prayer unto the Lord, I said to myself, "Tomorrow, I will go to confession and speak to a priest, this will be a start to make things right." That night, I cried myself to sleep on the couch of my parents family room located in the basement. When Fell asleep, I began to have a dream. I was in my old church I had not attended in years. It was larger than usual it seemed. there were very few people in attendance and they were all what seemed to be in mourning, facing the altar. As I walked towards the back of the church where the confessional booths were located, I had a very heavy feeling come upon me. I entered one of the booths and it was completely dark. I sat there and thought about all the sins I have committed and felt such deep sorrow and guilt, yet I felt overjoyed that very soon, I would be absolved of them and would be able to put my life in order. As I still sat there, waiting, my booth door opened up, and an elderly priest stood there, looking at me. He looked very sad. He asked me who I was and I told him my full name. He then asked me what I was doing there. I told him I was there to confess and that I knew that he could help me. He put his head down, and nodded negatively. He then turned away and closed my door. I was in complete darkness. I felt hopeless, afraid, and very alone. I woke up crying, feeling the same feelings I did in my dream. It was 4:45am. I sat up and stared at the wall across from me, wondering, what am I supposed to do now? I tried to make sense of it all. I couldn't. I whispered to myself, "God, please help me". I sat there wondering what I must do. Then, there was a knock at my front door. I stood up and looked at the time. A few hours had went by! I had no idea! I made my way up the steps and opened the door. And there in front of me, stood two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I didn't say anything, just stood there and listened to what they were there to say. They told me that God loves us and he had restored the true Church on the earth today through a Prophet named Joseph Smith, a man who asked of God in sincere and honest prayer what he must do, and received that great vision of God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, and was instructed by them as to what he must do. I was overwhelmed! I invited the missionaries in immediately. I knew right then and there, that God had answered my prayers. Although it wasn't God the Father and his son, Jesus Christ who visited me, I knew that these two young men were sent by the very same. As they continued with the lessons through out the week, I continued to pray and receive confirmation from the Holy Spirit that what I was learning was true. I am grateful for the gospel that has entered my life and all the wonderful blessings it brings. It is my sincere prayer that others who have not yet heard the restored gospel would take the time to listen to what these young men who dedicate 2 years of their life to this Great Work. And also listen to the members of our Faith and their testimonies, then, according to James 1:5 and also Moroni 10:4, ask of God in faith, putting aside our own understanding of things and accept the Spirit of Truth into our hearts. The Lord will manifest it unto us. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I try to the best of my ability to follow the example the Saviour set for us. I also do my best to follow the councils of the Prophets and apply them to my daily life.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Well for starters, we come to church, dressed modestly. The men usually wear white shirts and ties. The women wear dresses or skirts, nothing above the knees and also dress slacks. We celebrate the usual holidays like anyone else from different faiths. We just make sure its not in excess and does not contradict the teachings of our faith. Show more Show less