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Hi I'm Marc

I was born in Peru and raised in the United States. I enjoy studying languages and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a college student and am studying Arabic and Middle East studies. I have an affinity for languages and can speak English, Spanish, and Arabic. I also studied French throughout high school. My hobbies include dancing (especially clogging), drawing, singing, traveling, being with friends, and doing service. I also enjoy running and strength training. I come from a family of four. My younger sister and I were both adopted. I was born in Lima, Peru and adopted when I was one year old. My sister is also Hispanic but not my biological relative. Having met people from and in several parts of the world, I hope to help others recognize the value I see in many different kinds of people. The perspective and beliefs I offer, I hope help you in your personal pursuit of truth, understanding, and appreciation.

Why I am a Mormon

My adoptive parents are Mormon and have taught me the morals and principles that stem from the teachings of Jesus Christ. As a teenager I could have stopped going to church or decided to personally not believe what had been taught to me. However, I found out for myself that what I had been taught was true through prayer. I am a Mormon because I have asked our Heavenly Father in prayer if the Book of Mormon is true and if Joseph Smith was in deed His prophet. I felt, as Galatians 5:22-23 describes as feelings from the Holy Ghost, peace and joy when asking these questions. The Holy Ghost tells us if something is true or not. We can learn with our heart and our mind that something is true. I have received my own witness through prayer and the power of the Holy Ghost, two tools that are available to every person on this earth. I have felt this same peace, confirming truth, while studying the Bible and while listening to the Lord's twelve apostles and prophet today.

How I live my faith

I absolutely love visiting other members of our congregation or those interested in learning more to offer social, moral, and spiritual support. Constantly being a friend to others by getting to know them and by fulfilling their needs feels me with a sense of accomplishment and joy. There are certain things in this life that are of eternal worth and grant me perpetual joy.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Members of our church voluntarily contrivbute one tenth of their income/increase to help provide people with materials for church-owned buildings, teaching, and education. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses tithing to build its places of worship, such as temples and chapels, around the world. The funds are also allocated for the making of materials that missionaries use to teach people about Jesus Christ and his gospel. These materials consist of DVDs, pamphlets, and scriptures. Other teaching resources used by lay members, such as pictures and videos, are also paid for through tithes. It is important to note that tithing is not used as the one and only source of income/reimbursement for the hundreds of leaders in the Church. What many leaders do in the Church is considered voluntary service. Many spiritual and material blessings are promised to those who faithfully fulfill this commandment, the law of tithing. Show more Show less