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Hi I'm Jimmy

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm a Mormon-the only Mormon in my family.

About Me

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada in a non-LDS family. I love playing sports, and music. Currently I attend college and I'm currently working towards a degree for a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Music has always been a big part of my life, especially through high school. I love singing. I was able to travel across the country singing in choir and performing. Those experiences have helped me grow into the person I am today. I have great friends that I enjoy spending time with. I also served a mission for the Church in Tacoma, Washington.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I wasn’t exposed church or religion. I was taught to believe in God, but never really went to church. The times we would attend were on Christmas and Easter. When I was 16, I felt impressed to read the Bible. After reading a few chapters, I felt I needed to start going to church, that way I could learn more about the scriptures. The next Sunday my mom and I attended a Presbyterian church. It was traditional, and semi formal. The congregation consisted mostly of older people. This made me a little uncomfortable. The sermons were suggestions of how to live a better life. These were things my parents already taught me. My desire was to learn about my relationship with God, and my purpose and potential in life. I wasn’t learning that there. I decided that church was not answering my questions. I then tried a non-denominational “mega-church.” It was modern, casual, and convenient. The auditorium seats about 3,000 people, has a large stage, and big screens on each side of the stage. I enjoyed the music. Volunteers put together a talented rock band that lead the congregation in singing and worship. I still wasn't finding interest in the sermons. One day at school, one of my friends gave me a Book of Mormon with his testimony written inside, and invited me to church. I went for a few weeks, and read the Book of Mormon. This was the right church for me, but my parentsfelt differently. When I asked permission, I was told no quickly. My heart was crushed. I was determined though. Every Sunday I was at church, I was learning more than ever, developing a closer relationship to my Father in Heaven, and my Savior Jesus Christ, I just couldn't join. I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 12, 2007. This was the greatest decision of my life. I love going to church, and reading the scriptures during my free time and learning more about the Savior and his gospel. It's had a transforming effect on my life that I'm forever grateful for.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by studying the scriptures as often as possible, and look for opportunities to help others. I serve in my church by helping with the organization of activities on a biweekly basis. I also attend weekly religious classes offered by the Church.