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Hi I'm Carlos

I'm a Mormon. Yo soy un Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in south america. I served as a Mormon missionary for two years. I have five beautiful children, i know, i'm biased. My wife has four. Her boy served a mission in the country i grew up in, what a small world, huh!. My family is what i love most in life. We go to church together, we go camping, watch movies, play sports, video games and pretty much everything we can make time to do.

Why I am a Mormon

When i was nine years old my alcoholic father left us. At the age of twelve my mother took us to church. She was a member since she was eighteen but we didn't know. At first i was going just because i felt "something". But, it was at the age of seventeen when i started to feel that i needed to know by myself. I started to pray to god asking for what we Mormons call a "testimony", a manifestation from God that confirms the truth without any intermediaries. One night i felt the strong impression that i should go on my roof and pray. I did it and after a while i received the answer i was looking for. It came as a warmth but strong feeling in my heart that affected all my body. I didn't see anything with my eyes, it was not necessary anyways, the feeling in my heart and the clearness in my mind was enough. Over the years i have had many answers to prayers, prayer is a central part of my life and is the way i have become closer to god. Thru prayer i have found truths everywhere. I know god exists and we are his children. I know the scriptures from the prophets are true. I know the Mormon church is the church of Jesus Christ restored in the last days to help us prepare for his second coming. I know that thru the covenants we make with God in the temples our family will stay together after this life. That is why i am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

We go to church every sunday. I teach the youth for an hour. Once a month or more if necessary i visit three families of our ward to make sure they are doing good and offer help if necessary. Sometimes there are activities in the church during the week to help us know each other better. I try to go as much as possible although sometimes it's hard to do it because i'm too busy with work and family and taking care of my boy with autism. My oldest boy go to scouts in the church during the week. Our teenagers have campouts and youth gatherings of many types. I serve in the policy council at a non profit organization in my county that helps families with children with special needs.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

To know the truth of all things. That is how i know this is the church of Jesus Christ and that is why i am a Mormon. Show more Show less