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Hi I'm Melchizedek

I am a Filipino. But more importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently a college student taking up Chemical Engineering. I have served a full-time mission in Philippines Olongapo Mission. I currently serve for our Stake music. I train the choir of our stake for stake conferences and now for the Jubilee celebration of the church here in the Philippines next year. I love to play the piano and wish I'm better at it. I started playing when I was 5 but wasn't really serious in my practices. I also love to swim. I am also a member of the chorale group in our school.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandfather was baptized into the church on 1971. Since then, his children became members of the church including my dad. But not all of his children continued to be members of the church. I feel very blessed that my dad didn't decide to change religion. I gained my testimony when I started teaching the Gospel to the people the missionaries in our ward were teaching. I was compelled at that time to ask the Lord whether Joseph Smith was a true prophet from the Lord. My mission was also a turning point in my life. It where I have really proven to my self that, indeed Joseph Smith saw God the Father and the Savior Jesus Christ. A feeling of security and great peace came to me when I knelt on my knees and again asked the Lord for a confirmation of what was then my faith. Now I know for a surety that this church is the church that Jesus Christ himself built and restored to earth. And there is a reason why I was born into this church and this I know is one of them- that I be an instrument in His hands to bring some of His children to His fold. Nothing can ever make me leave the church or deny the Gospel, Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures everyday and frequently ask the Lord for a confirmation of the principles I learn from the scriptures. I keep my promises which I have made with the Lord and by so doing He blesses me abundantly. As I strive to live the gospel principles I learn I receive a strong confirmation from the Holy Spirit that the path I have chosen to pursue is the one that leads to the Father, and that each act of obedience brings a step closer to Heavenly Father. I do not consider church as something I go to on Sunday. Rather, I consider church as my pattern for living. One of my stake leaders said, "Our main duty is help build His kingdom. Everything else falls to the side."