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Hi I'm Victor Gonzalez

I grew up in Riverton Utah, I went to Riverton High School, I love to play golf. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just that normal kid down the street that likes to play sports and hang with friends. Golf is my favorite sport along with basketall. I love to be outdoors and do fun activities. I like watching movies and just having a good time with the family, especially if food is involved! I'm currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Iowa Des Moines Mission and it's the best thing that I've ever done in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a Mormon household and have slowly had my eyes opened up to the gospel. I lived in an area where most of your neighbors are fellow Mormons and so it was more of a way of life then a religion. By having good parents who love the Lord and leaders, they have allowed me to grow in the gospel. I have found out for myself that it really is true and I love it with all my heart.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I hope to share that message with all that I come in contact with. I go to church and it's the simple things in life like reading the scriptures and saying prayers that really do build up a testimony of the church. I love talking to people about the church and helping others come to a greater understanding of our purpose in life and how Christ is our Savior. There's nothing in this world like helping someone realize their true potential and seeing the light of Christ come into their lives.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Victor Gonzalez
Baptism is a sacred way of showing our faith to God. It's symbolic of letting go of the carnel man and being born of God spiritually. We let go of our past and let a clean new being walk in the path that Christ would have us go. It's just the way that Jesus Christ was baptized, and it's something that God requires for us to show our willingness to follow him. Baptism starts us on the path to one day return to his presence. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Victor Gonzalez
Having the proper authority to baptize is absolutly imperitive. Without having authority from God to act in his name and to perform ordinances, such as baptism, it means nothing. It only shows one's willingness to follow God's commandments and come as close to Christ as possible. In times of old, God has called prophets to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God gave his servants priesthood authority to act in the name of God and to do his will. Without the priesthood on the earth it was not possible to fully understand God's word and his will. With such confusion many gospel principles were debated and changed, such as baptism. With the restoration of the gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith, the priesthood is again on the earth and saving ordinances such as baptism can be performed properly. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Victor Gonzalez
It's a commandment from the Lord to go and share the gospel. The great commission of the Savior to his apostles was to "Feed my sheep" meaning that as members of God's true church it's our duty to take the gospel to all the earth. Missionary service isn't something that is forced upon us, but is rather an oppurtunity of a lifetime to grow in the gospel while changing the lives of others around us. Although not all members of the church serve missions, those that are capable and willing know that it's something that the Lord has called them to do. Show more Show less