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Hi I'm Franco

I grew up in Southern California, love dancing, the beach and pizza. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Most recently graduated from college in Southern California and majored in Biological sciences and Spanish. Currently I'm attending graduate school at Western University of Health Sciences to become an eye doctor. I’m married to my beautiful wife. I’m an avid hockey, basketball, and football player. I love to play the clarinet and enjoy classical music. I love Latin food and culture. I'm an eagle scout and served as Scoutmaster for some time. I also enjoy working with the youth. I especially love playing dodge ball with the scouts. I enjoy hiking, the outdoors and the beach. I have a passion for learning.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because it makes me happy. Being Mormon has brought me so much joy in my life. I can’t think of any other way of living my life than by following the gospel I learn in church. At church I’ve learned everything that I need to be successful and have balance in life. For example, how to raise my family, make time for friends, work, school, and fun. When life becomes tough I can always rely on the teachings of the Jesus Christ to lift me up. That’s why I’m a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon I try my very best in everything I put my mind to. I do my best to serve anyone no matter the religion, creed, faith, culture, race, sexual orientation or disability. All of us are brothers and sisters from the same God. We should treat everyone with respect and dignity even if they might treat us differently. I live in the moment, plan for the future and learn from the past.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Mormons are regular members of society who enjoy many of the marvelous things this world has to offer. For example, many of my Latino friends have asked me, do Mormons dance? Yes, we can dance. I especially love dancing to cumbia, merengue and salsa music. In fact, many of our congregations have activities where we sing and dance. I think my friends may ask this question because they may associate dancing with clubbing, alcohol consumption and promiscuity. It is our teaching to avoid places where we may be tempted to do something we might regret later in life. I for one avoid such places and things like clubs and alcohol. These things will only bring bitterness, sadness and regret. This is why our church sometimes has dances in our building because it provides an environment that is safe and fun. We don’t’ have to worry about the negative effects of alcohol. We try our very best to enjoy life to the fullest and within the limits the Lord has requested. Show more Show less