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Hi I'm Adrian Rojas

I'm an Advertising student, a teacher, a very proud Spaniard living in England and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 23 year old Advertising student currently in my last year of university. It's definitely something that I find challenging, but I absolutely love it. It consistently pushes me to be creative and to use the talents I've been blessed with. I'm also a teacher at the Missionary Training Centre in Preston, Lancashire. As a teacher I spend time with brand new missionaries and help them become the best that they can be before they begin proselyting around the UK and Ireland. Having previously served as a missionary in the England London South Mission, I'm able to use experiences that I had to help and inspire young missionaries to draw closer to their Saviour Jesus Christ and by so doing increasing their ability to invite others to come closer to Him. Being in that surrounding is truly an incredible blessing and an ongoing experience which I cherish. I absolutely love music, art and football. I speak 3 languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. Although I have lived in the North of England for quite some time and have a strong Northern accent, deep down inside, I will always be Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and baptised at the age of 8. As a youth I always attended church and church activities. When I was about 16 the time came for me to find out for myself if all of this was true. My parents taught me from a very young age the fundamental principles and beliefs of the church, and although I never doubted them, I needed to have my own testimony. Gaining a testimony is something that is personal and extremely important for our spiritual progression. God is our Heavenly Father and He will gives us light and knowledge when we sincerely ask Him for it. I realised that if I wanted to know if this church was true I had to ask God, and then act upon the answer I received. From that moment I have strived to live my life the way God would have me live it. This church has brought me an incredible amount of happiness and purpose. Simple truths such as knowing where I will go after this life, knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and knowing that I can be with my family forever, even after death is something that fills me with hope and a determination to endure despite any challenges that I may face.

How I live my faith

After returning from my mission I knew that I still had work to do. There is no doubt in my mind that my mission was the most beneficial thing that I have ever done. It taught me not just to be a good missionary, but a good member of Christ's church. It gave me a foundation of how to live the rest of my life. During my mission I was able to develop habits such as daily scripture study and daily prayer. Those are habits that I continue to practice today and help me to strengthen my faith and increase my knowledge. Serving in the church throughout life is something pretty standard for Mormons. When my mission came to an end I was assigned to work with the youth of the church and help them to live the values which are taught in it. This calling would include teaching them on a Sunday and doing recreational activities with them during the week. After this I was assigned to work with men who are aged 18 years and over to help them and strengthen them by teaching them and visiting them. Each day I strive to be a little bit better. It's not always easy, but the joy that I feel by living simple standards is incomparable to anything else.