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Hi I'm Mihai

I was born and raised in Romania and I'm a convert. I'm currently attending a US university - BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Iași, Romania. I served an LDS mission to Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Presently, I am studying International Relations and French at BYU (http://byu.edu), and I plan on becoming a diplomat or politician. I am an avid soccer fan and player, I love music, and I enjoy watching TV.

Why I am a Mormon

My family and I met the Mormon missionaries when I was eleven. When they invited us to consider being baptized in this Church, I was hesitant, particularly because I feared my life would change too drastically. However, my mother's prayers, and consequently the Lord, helped me understand what I needed to do. It was then, at the pinnacle of my hesitation, that I felt a power I had never felt before. It felt so good inside and it warmed up my entire being, both physically and spiritually. I felt surrounded by immense joy and a sense of assuredness. That's when I knew I should be baptized in the LDS Church. That's how I knew that God wanted me to take this step. I became a Mormon, and to this day I know I did the right thing. A couple of years after becoming a Mormon, I experienced a major setback in life. While in my teenage years, I became inactive in the Church. However, I was blessed with family and friends who cared about about me. Their prayers, loyalty, and perseverance inspired me to renew my relationship with God and Jesus Christ. Indeed, I learned many things the hard way. However, my experiences enabled me to better understand others who also struggled. After high school, I served a full-time LDS mission to Ontario and Quebec, Canada. It was the most fulfilling accomplishment I had ever experienced. It was harder than you might think, but it changed my life in ways you could not imagine. Presently, I am a student at BYU (http://byu.edu). My wife and I got married for time and eternity in the Washington, DC, Temple (https://www.lds.org/church/temples/washington-dc). I am grateful death will not separate us, and that we will be together forever. I know that this is the church of Jesus Christ. He confirms it to me every time I pray and study the scriptures. He confirms it whenever I read and hear to the words of His living prophets. He confirms it every Sunday, when at church. Every day, I rest assured, knowing I am in the right place doing the right thing.

How I live my faith

I try my best to participate in my community, both within and without the LDS Church. I can attest I'm not perfect at it, but I do try. One thing I know for sure is that I have never felt bad about helping others, neither before nor after the fact. In other words, helping others brings me the greatest joy, and I recommend it.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Mihai
We believe that the purpose of life is to be happy, learn and grow, and to return with our loving Heavenly Father. In His presence, we will have eternal joy; there also, we will be able to live with our families together forever. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Mihai
Being modest in the way we dress will help keep everyone around safe from temptation. They will thus be in control of themselves and their emotions and tendencies. Being modest doesn't mean we can't wear nice clothes; it simply means that we don't need to reveal certain parts of our body in order to feel good or confident about ourselves. Keeping good and safe moral standards also relates to our behavior and language.The best way that parents can teach these principles to their children is through their personal example. This will automatically create a family standard and expectation from each family member; it will also encourage the children to not feel uncomfortable when behaving properly in their circles of friends. Show more Show less