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Hi I'm Elder ochoa

I grew up in peru and I was called to be a missionary in california carlsbad mission .I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am jared, I am the third of of 4 kids.. right now I am a missionary and I have the privilege to represent the lord jesus christ. I like to play soccer alot. even though I gained a few pounds on the mission and I can't play very well as I did before , but I still love it !!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because my parents are converts of the church .so I grew up as a mormon. Gaining a testimony was not easy I had to read and found out by myself if these things I want to do it for my whole life. It was kind of interesting the way I did it.. for some people is not the same way, but for me worked. I remember listening the voice of the prophet Gordon B. hinkley. He promised those who read the book of mormon for the rest of the year will gain a testimony of the divinity of it. As I read the book of mormon, it felt like God was talking to me directly throught the spirit. I felt so much peace in my life and I knew by myself that every thing I have learned before was true. I know my savior jesus christ lives. he shed his precious blood to atone my sins.he is my friend ,my master and my light. I love my God and his son. and I know the book of mormon is true. knowing these things mean alot to me. it means that my heavenly father loves me and cares of me . I know I am a child of God and I am thankful to know that.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a missionary and I love serving others. those who I serve are childen of God. Going on a mission is the best decision I ever made in my life. Because I am happy , my desire is heping other to be more happy. and participate of the love of christ.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Elder ochoa
As a member of the church , sharing the gospel with others seems to be complicated,but it is not! people are more willing to talk about the mormon church when we are good examples for them. one of the best ways to start a conversation about it is by always taking a book of mormon everywhere. it doesnt mean that we will be fanatic . many people have heard about the book of mormon, but just a few of them have read it. if you invite a friend to your home, leave a book of mormon on the table or post some pictures of the church on the wall (like the temple,jesus chirst, etc) so they could ask about it. the book of mormon brings interest to anyone , it provides answers to any question in life, it brings peace to a weary soul and it help us to get salvation by applying the principle in it. The easiest way is a spiritual conversion. invite friend to church activities. they will naturally ask about the church . -wear or take something that will identify you with the church. like a CTR ring. -invite your friend to a family home evening , they will feel the spirit in your home. never be afraid of the things you do at the church ,like going to a choir practise,mutual,a baptism, etc. Show more Show less