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Hi I'm Ur J Saldana

I'm Peruvian - I'm my wife's lover, I'm a student, I'm a US Airmen, (I think) I'm funny, I love truth... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Peru where I learned the art of cooking and baking but I don't tell my wife because otherwise I would be in the kitchen all the time. I came to the US when I was eighteen-years-old and I had a difficult transition living in this country. I had a very hard time learning English. I tried everything I could to get rid of my crazy accent. Now I am glad I couldn't because my wife likes it! I am currently working for the US Air Force and going to school to become dentist. I will then be the first in my family to earn a University degree. This is an unknown road that I am discovering with a lot support from my family and friends. I used to play soccer all the time but now I can't. I had four surgeries on my right knee which I am still recovering from. During this trying time it has been hard to accept that I am getting old. Nevertheless, I am learning other hobbies like making a Mormon.org profile or folding laundry. Since I started having the surgeries, I started to get a belly (my wife says I look pregnant). Slowly but surely I am getting back being active and healthy. I love my sweetheart she is an awesome companion and hard worker. I am a father to a little four-year-old and we have another one on the way.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I lived in Lima - Peru in a very negative environment. I was surrounded by alcohol, drugs and other harmful things. I always wanted to learn about God but I never had someone to sit down with me and teach me. When I arrived to the United States things were hard. Besides family problems, I had not friends, could not speak English, and the girl that I liked told me that she was not interested in me. One day I received a visit by two sister missionaries. They told me about God's plan for his children and how Jesus Christ was the Savior of the world. Then they started to tell me about Joseph Smith and how he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. When they told me Joseph Smith's experience I remember that they asked me how I feel. I stop and thought about my feelings. I could not describe what I was feeling (I thought I was having a heart attack). As I thought a little longer about my feelings I recognized that I had a big happy feeling in my heart. I did not know what it meant but I knew it was something special. The missionaries asked me to read the book of Mormon but I did not do it. I was too busy working and trying to resolve my family problems. One night I had a big argument with my siblings and I stormed out the house. As I was waiting for my friend to go to work. I looked into my back pack and saw the book of Mormon the missionaries gave me. I started to read and a felt peace inside of me.

How I live my faith

There is a program at church called "home teaching." Basically the church asks its male members to visit families and look after their needs. Home teachers deliver spiritual messages and help the families in whatever they can like moving furniture, cleaning their back yards, etc. I like to visit other people at their houses because it makes me feel good inside. I used to not care about these things but since I became a member of the Church I can see how important is to help and care for other people. The Church has taught me to serve others regardless of who they are or what they do. This teaching of serving others has helped me to strengthen my relationship with my immediate family members and friends.