Hi I'm Jorge
I grew up in New York City where I was raised Catholic. I met my wife there and we both decided to move back to her homeland, Chicago. Life in the Midwest has been a lot of fun over the past few years. We now have a son who is a blessing in our lives. I am currently a student in pursuit of a Business Management degree. I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, and having fun.
Why I am a Mormon
For a long time, I fell off the path of worshiping God. It became natural for me to think about how God was a fictitious character and the Ten Commandments were a lie. I did not believe in God or in any organized religion. It was just something that I was forced into.To me, God could not exist. I thought "Well, if God does exist, then why does he allow evil to exist? If God does exist, why do people die or get sick? I could literally go on and on for days about these types of questions that I pondered to myself. The bottom line was that God did NOT exist for me, and I never, NEVER, thought that I would worship him again. The story begins to change as soon as soon as I met my wife. She was actually raised a Mormon, but admittedly I was still not interested in the Church after we were married, nor did any of my views change for another three years. One night I was willing to have dinner with Missionaries, after avoiding them for many months. It took MANY months of tough conversations and a TON of soul searching. I promised that I would pray daily, read the Scriptures, and attend Church on Sundays, hoping that one day I would learn to prove them wrong and know that this was just some other form of "organized religion". I was wrong. I recall one day watching a film that they had told me to watch about the Savior, as soon as I saw Jesus, a feeling came over me that I could not describe. I felt a warm hand on the back of my neck, and it gave me a warm feeling. I felt the room get brighter and I began to cry. It did not stop until the end of the movie. I knew then and there what it was, it was the Spirit of God, and I felt my heart smile. From then on I knew that God existed and that this was the true Church. Since then, I have been able to feel the Spirit many more times. It is a feeling so indescribably wonderful that once you know it, you can't unknow it. I testify that this Church is the true Church of God on Earth knock, and it shall be opened onto you.
How I live my faith
Since I became a member, I do my best to live my life like Jesus did. Sometimes when I need to make a decision about something, I ask myself: "What would Jesus do?" This helps me to Choose the Right and press forward living a good life. Since my baptism, I have received the priesthood as well as other callings. I am currently a 'Ward Missionary'; basically this means that I assist out full-time Missionaries helping to teach the Gospel to others, as well as bearing my testimony to others. I am also an Assistant Scout Master; this calling is a fun one for me personally in that I get to assist out young scouts in achieving their badges and other goals they have. A third calling that I have been given is that of a home teacher. I have a partner that has the same calling and we visit other homes of members as well as non-members to help teach the Gospel. I do all of these callings because I want to, free of charge. I am very blessed to be able to have these callings and I look forward to many more.