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Hi I'm Yesel

I'm a music lover, a sports fanatic, a foreign-language junkie, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 5, I'm the second oldest. I'm a sophomore in college majoring in International Business but I hope to one day become a surgeon. I speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, and I'm learning Japanese. I love music; I play the Piano, Guitar, Violin, Ukulele and the Drums. I play Rugby, I am the scrumhalf on our college's team but I love just about every sport out there.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the mormon church my whole life but there came a point where I wanted to know if this was really where God wanted me to be. I decided to pray and ask God if the Book of Mormon was true and if Joseph Smith was really his prophet. I received an answer that it was and I've never looked back since.

How I live my faith

I am a firm believer that the best sermons are not preached but rather they are lived. I have made it a life-long goal to let everyone who sees me know that I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and I do so by being an "...example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity" 1 Timothy 4 verse 12.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jesus Christ and his teachings have blessed and helped me throughout my life. They have made me happy and made me who I am today. I have grown up with the knowledge of Jesus Christ's teachings and knowing what I need to do to obtain salvation for my soul. It would be selfish for me to keep these things all for myself and not share something that God has given to me so freely. We do not proselyte simply to increase the membership of our church, to persuade people to live better lives, nor for any other selfish desire such as monetary gain. We invite all people to come closer unto Christ and receive His Restored Gospel through Faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, Repentance, Baptism by Immersion for the remission of sins, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End, so as to obtain salvation for their souls. God has told us how to receive salvation, he has given us the ability and opportunity to accept or reject it for ourselves and he has commanded us to give others the opportunity to accept or reject His Gospel. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

"...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John chapter 3, verse 5. In harmony with what Jesus taught, we believe that all men need to be baptized to enter into the kingdom of God. That baptism needs to be performed in the correct way, at the correct time, and by the correct person. In other words, baptism by immersion, after the age of accountability(8 yrs old), and by someone who holds God's priesthood authority. Christ set the perfect example by being baptized by immersion(Matt. chapter 3 verse 16), even though he was without sin, and by someone holding God's priesthood authority(John the Baptist). We also believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam's transgression. Hence, babies are not born with any sins but are "alive in Christ" and so we do not baptize infants nor little children. Joseph Smith received in a revelation that the age at which children know right from wrong(age of accountability) is 8 yrs of age. Kids are baptized when they reach the age of 8 not because they need to receive a remission of sins, but to enter into a covenant or promise with God that they will follow all of his commandments, just like Christ was baptized not for a remission of sins but "...to fulfil all righteousness."(Matt. chapter 3 verse 15). Show more Show less