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Hi I'm Mark

I'm Italian, I'm a musician, I talk with my hands and I am a mormon.

About Me

My name is Mark and though I was born in America, I take pride in my Italian heritage. My grandfather was born in Italy and my family continues many of the Italian traditions in our home. I love pasta, and I love my large Italian family. My passion is music. Whether it be the piano, organ, trumpet or pots and pans, I love music. When I was a freshman in high school I was diagnosed with color blindness. Although my condition is not the most severe, it limited certain things I could do. Through this struggle, I found solace and respite in the black and whites keys on the piano and the black and white notes on the pages of music. I love to compose and arrange, especially the hymns. I am currently serving as an American Sign Language (ASL) missionary in Arizona. I enjoy so much serving in the Deaf community, I learn so much from these people. I love being Italian, I love music, I love ASL... I love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because everything in my life that gives me happiness is directly related to this church. i.e. my family, my friends, music, the Gospel. A popular church slogan is "families can together forever." This alone would make me be Mormon. I know this is true. When I was sixteen my mother died at the end of a long battle with cancer. This event changed my life and it could have been easy to turn away from everything I know and be sad for the rest of my life. It is the knowledge that I will be with my mother again and we are not lost from each other, that kept me afloat. Since we have a Savior, Jesus Christ, we can be with our families forever. I look forward to having an eternal family of my own. These teachings bring me the greatest joy in my life. Lfe is hard. It is not easy to live in this world. Through living the Gospel standards established by prophets in our day, we are streghtened to endure the trials that lay ahead. The standards of the world always change but the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ never change.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by sacrificing two years of my life in serving him on proselyting mission in Arizona. I love my mission. I love my faith.