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Hi I'm Victor Garcia

I was born in San Diego, California. And, I am a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love His Church. I am a 100% believer of what President David O. McKay stated, "Every member a missionary."

Why I am a Mormon

My dear brothers and sisters, I wish to share with you an account of how a wretched man came to know the Truth. The purpose in sharing this account goes far in signaling the love, patience and long-suffering of a merciful Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Pride plays no part in this account. All come to know the Truth in the same exact way. It matters not whether one be eight-years of age or eighty-eight years of age, it is only by the power of a prayer, from one possessing faith in Jesus Christ, having a sincere heart and real intent, that the Holy Spirit will manifest the Truth of ALL things. It all started on the 21st day of February in the year, 1985. A twenty-one year young man, by the name of Raymond, decided to take a bike ride with a “girl” friend, Gina. Shortly after their departure, while peddling up a slightly steep hill Gina looked up and saw Raymond laying on a grassy knoll. When she approached him he was unresponsive. He had died on the spot.  This tragic and sudden death of such a handsome and strong young man took its toll on one of his younger brothers. He being born on 8 January and his younger brother on 11 January, one year later. They had shared birthday parties every year for twenty years. The last one, just little over one month before. They had shared an apartment together, for a period of time, after moving away from home. The younger brother was terribly addicted to drugs. One month after the death of Raymond, the younger brother decided to admit himself into the Sharp Cabrillo Hospital for a 30-day drug program. Interestingly enough, he was born in that very hospital, twenty years earlier, only it was called Doctor's Hospital, then. It was on 25 March 1985 that he began his spiritual journey that would bring him to the Truth some 13 years later. First order of business after becoming “saved” or “born-again” he affiliated himself with Scott Memorial Baptist Church, located in El Cajon, CA. (The Senior Pastor of the church was, and still is, Dr. David Jeremiah, internationally known for his “Turning Point” radio and TV. ministry. The church has since changed its name, and currently answers to the name Shadow Mountain Community Church.) He immediately became involved in that Church. He sensed a deep yearning to “reach-out” to those trapped in the LDS Church. He bought nearly every work of Jerald and Sandra Tanner from Utah Lighthouse Missions (ULM), including their “bible” on Mormonism, “Mormonism, Shadow or Reality.” He searched everywhere, on the relatively new internet, for all he could find to better prepare himself to save Latter-day Saints, finding works by John L. Smith, “Hope or Despair” and “Witnessing Effectively to Mormons” and Ed Decker's “The god makers.” One Saturday afternoon, he was listening to a Christian radio station in San Diego. On the air were Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, of Mormonism Research Ministry (MRM), discussing Mormonism and the evils thereof. He listened with great interest. Surely, these two men were ordained of God to be the authorities on “the false Latter-day Saint doctrines, teachings, beliefs, etc.” They spoke as two having authority from on high. Much to the surprise of this this newly “born-again” believer, they opened the lines for questions, answers and comments. He immediately dialed the number and was put on air. With everything, except humility, he showed his great knowledge of the false doctrines and beliefs of the LDS Church. Figuratively speaking, they all gave each other “high-fives” for such knowledge they possessed! Bill McKeever, off-air, asked if he wanted to be put onto the Mormonism Research Ministry mailing list to receive their publications and to be a financial supporter. “Wow,” he thought, “this must be of God, now I can become, not only a soldier for Christ on the front-lines confronting the Latter-day Saints, but I can become a financial supporter, as well!”  Years past with much study of the Bible and the anti-LDS materials provided by the aforementioned anti-LDS ministries. In 1992, he commenced his part-time, non-paid “career” working with Mormonism Research Ministry and Shadow Mountain Community Church. He became an evangelist taking youth to New York in the summer of 1992 for “Truth 1992” hosted by Manhattan Bible Church and sponsored by Scott Memorial Baptist Church and many other churches across the nation.  Upon returning to San Diego, he continued confronting the Latter-day Saints at the Mormon Battalion, located in Old Town San Diego, calling the 1-800 number, requesting copies of the Book of Mormon and LDS videos, and witnessing to the unsuspecting missionaries that came to his home to deliver the items. From 20 February to 03 April 1993, he confronted the Latter-day Saints as they entered the San Diego LDS Temple during its open-house. Also, teaching all the “unsuspecting” non-LDS visitors of the errors and falsehoods of Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine & Covenants, etc. He had made it his mission to win Latter-day Saints to Christ and to prevent others from joining. Later that year, he accepted an offer to step-things-up, the Miracle Pageant in Manti, Utah. On the way to Manti, he stopped in Cedar City, Utah to visit his Aunt Ellen Jenson, a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some fourteen-years earlier, she had presented him with a Book of Mormon, which he accepted and read, partly, however, he never prayed about it. So, in this summer of 1993, he proceeded to try to “save” his Aunt from the grasps of a diabolical church and its false teaching and doctrines She listened, quietly. As he finished, she said, “I love you, I know this Church is true, the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith is a Prophet called in these last days, Heavenly Father lives and loves us, Jesus is the Christ and He lives and one day you will make a great Latter-day Saint.” He was confused. He had just showed her the errors of her beliefs. And she said that to him. She didn't even flinch. They said their good-byes and he proceeded to Manti. She most assuredly knew why he was going to Manti and she showed him the love of Jesus Christ, anyway.  Upon arriving to Manti, he commenced to confront the Latter-day Saints. One thing should be mentioned, he never was contentious. He truly believed what he “knew to be true” and what he was doing was correct. He literally spoke with more than 100 Latter-day Saints during the time he was in Manti. All the while, most acted as his Aunt, sharing a testimony and showing the love of Jesus Christ. The following year, he returned to Cedar City on his way to Manti thinking he would try again with his Aunt. She invited him and his family to Mammoth Springs for a couple of days. They stayed in a family cabin. She sent his wife and children out to play in the nature and she invited him to sit-down at the kitchen table. She shared with him, pretty much the same as the year before, ending with, “one day you will make a great Latter-day Saint.” He retorted, “Aunt Ellen, it ain't ever going to happen.” To which she answered, “You have faith, the only thing you lack is prayer. I have faith you will.” They said there good-byes, never to see each other in the flesh, again. He proceeded to Manti to confront the Latter-day Saints, again. In 1994, he was ordained a missionary/minister by Shadow Mountain Community Church. He was called to the Latter-day Saint mission field, complete with financial support from his church and from individuals and other organizations who believed his ministry was essential. He was assigned to Mormonism Research Ministry (MRM). He returned to Manti that summer. Later that summer, he and Bill McKeever of MRM were invited to St. Petersberg and Moscow, Russia by the Calvary Chapel Church Planting Mission. Their calling, to meet with other “Christians” and Russian government officials to devise a plan to thwart the work of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They taught many seminars and met with numerous government officials. In November and December of 1994, he, at the request of Bill McKeever, headed for the Temple open-house in Bountiful, Utah to confront the Latter-day Saints with the “Truth.” He had spoken with thousands of Latter-day Saints during that time. One Latter-day Saint stood out, Brother Tim Toon, of Bountiful, Utah. He was an usher and had offered to give him a personally guided tour of the Temple. Brother Toon shared the time with him in a Spirit of reverence, respect and love. He demonstrated the True Love of Jesus Christ.  In the summer of 1995, due to the fame which had spread because of the work in St. Petersberg and Moscow, he was invited to Vilnius, Lithuania by Global Missions Fellowship for street evangelism and teaching on “contemporary christian cults,” which “included” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One week before he left for his mission trip, his father was killed in a motorcycle accident. He had the opportunity to preach at the memorial service and at the Catholic Funeral service at St. Agnes Church, located in Point Loma, San Diego, CA. The night before the accident, he, his wife and children had dinner with his father. After arriving back at the house his wife and children went inside and his father gave him a big hug, a kiss and a letter. Later he found $700.00 dollars inside the envelope (for the trip to Lithuania) and a letter stating how proud he was of the changes he had made in his life, including the spiritual changes, although his father (a devout Catholic) never was completely in agreement. He ended the letter saying how much he loved his son. Upon returning from Lithuania, he continued, fervently, with Mormonism Research Ministry until the spring of 1996. During such time he had purchased a valid Temple Recommend for $600.00 from a Brother Chase who lived in Northern California. With this Temple Recommend he entered and participated in endowments in the San Diego, Las Vegas, St. George, Salt Lake City and Bountiful Temples. His purpose, to write a book about first-hand experiences within the walls of LDS Temples. Due to pride and personal sin, this “man of God” fell hard in April 1996. In August 1996, he moved to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was there, on 3 November 1998, after reading the Book of Mormon, again, he finally prayed and immediately he received a testimony of the Truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and EVERYTHING about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He immediately called his Aunt Ellen in Cedar City and exclaimed, “Aunt Ellen, Aunt Ellen guess what?” She responded, “YOU PRAYED!!!” He asked, “how did you know?” “A few moments ago,” she answered, “I felt such a peace and now you are calling. One-plus-one means you prayed!” He hung up and straightway he commenced to drive throughout Cabo San Lucas looking for missionaries. Upon finding them, he stopped and asked them if they could baptize him, he was ready! They said he needed to listen to the missionary discussions. He said he knew them and could probably teach them. He took them to his house and he told them EVERYHING, having been an anti-Mormon, the Temple Recommend, the endowments, the testimony he received, etc. He gave them the Temple Recommend, the Temple clothing and all the notes for the book he wanted to write. They didn't know what to think or do. They said they would need to speak with the Branch President/Bishop and get back to him. After hearing everything, the Branch President/Bishop said he would need to pray and then speak with an Area Authority, and the Area Authority said he would need to pray and then speak with a General Authority. The General Authority prayed and gave permission for the baptism only upon the investigator exhibiting continued fruit unto repentance during a period of 3 months and with faithful attendance in Church services and a continuation in the missionary discussions. On 13 March 1999, in Cabo San Lucas he was baptized. On 14 March 1999, he was confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On 9 May 2001, in the Merida, Yucatan, Mexico Temple he received his own Endowments. On 8 September 2010, he finally completed all the Sacred Ordinances necessary for his brother, Raymond; his father, Raymond; his grandfather, Victor; his great grandfather, Antonio; his great-great grandfather Manoel; and his great-great-great grandfather, Antonio; plus another 45 family file names from his father's side of the family. Who was this anti-LDS who became a Latter-day Saint? What is his name? His name is, Brother Victor Garcia da Rosa. Yes, I was that wretched man who came to know for a certainty the “Truth of all things.” I testify from the very depths of my heart and soul: I am NOT a follower of Mormon, therefore, I am not a Mormon. I am a Christian. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I am a member of His Church, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only True Church on the face of the earth. It has a Prophet, Apostles and the Priesthood. Joseph Smith DID NOT form or create this church. He did not write the Book of Mormon. He was an instrument in the hands of a loving and kind Heavenly Father to RESTORE the True Church of Jesus Christ onto the face of the earth. He was INSPIRED to translate a sacred record called, The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The Prophet Joseph Smith played an important role in the restoration but the MOST IMPORTANT role will always be found in the Persons of the Godhead, namely, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. Which Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ did verily appear to the boy, Joseph Smith, in the Sacred Grove.  Heavenly Father is long-suffering, kind, merciful and loving. He loves me. He loves ALL His children. We are all his children, born in the pre-existence, to Heavenly Parents. He has a body of flesh and bones. We were created in His likeness and His image. He lives.  I know the Holy Ghost is the Comforter. I can have His constant companionship to strengthen me, to guide me, to give me wisdom, to give me personal revelation, to confirm the Truth of ALL things. I know Jesus is the Christ. He is my Savior and my Friend. He is my Elder Brother. He came to this earth, was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He left us a perfect example. He atoned for our sins in the Garden and on the cross. He died, He rose again. HE LIVES! He, through His blood, pays the debt of my sins. I one day, will be resurrected.  I have a blessed hope, through the Gospel: by faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, confirmation by the laying on of hands for receipt of the Holy Ghost, continuing faithful until the end, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, through the grace of Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ, I will one day enter into one of the mansions of my Heavenly Father, where I will receive ALL the blessings of a Celestial Glory in the Church of the Firstborn, where I will be part of a Forever Family in the presence of my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. This I testify in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

Since January 2017 I have been serving as the Second Counselor in the Bishopric. In February 2011 I was ordained a High Priest and set-apart as a member of the Stake High Council within the Guacamayas Mexico Stake, Guacamayas, Michoacan, Mexico. I have also served callings as a Capacitation Teacher in Zihuatanejo, Mexico and as Elders' Quorum President in Cozumel, Mexico. I love Temple attendance. I have visited the Salt Lake City Temple, four times; the Manti Utah Temple, once; the Mesa Arizona Temple, seven times; the Mexico City Temple, three times; the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple, ten times; the Orlando Florida Temple, twenty-seven times; the San Diego California Temple four times; and, the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, thirty-three times. I love reading the Scriptures. I love going out teaching with the missionaries. In my spare time, I am the Administrator on a pro-LDS Page on Facebook: Real Mormon and LDS Facts. Come check us out.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Victor Garcia
NO!!! Latter-day Saints DO NOT worship Joseph Smith. In the Book of Mormon we read more than 3925 references to Jesus Christ in 6607 verses. In 2 Nephi 25:26 we read one such example: "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophesies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." Joseph Smith was called to play an important role in the Restoration of the Gospel. However, his role was merely to restore the Truths of our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and the Plan of Salvation, which knowledge had been lost to mankind for about 1400 years. The name of the Church is NOT the church of Joseph Smith. It is, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." We worship our Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Ghost. This I testify in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Show more Show less