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Hi I'm Ricardo Lopera

I am a Latter day Saint, Mormon since 2011. I live in Bogotá Colombia

About Me

Dental Mechanic I am married, I have a son 2 years old, my wife is also a church member since 2000, we married in 2005 but I did not know she was a member until the 2011 when I said I wanted to be Mormon and she told me everything.

Why I am a Mormon

Why? Well, from 2000 to 2010 I left how much religion had already known that for some reason or other things that I was filled and that made me hesitate, did not know which was the true religion and that confused me a lot to the point of doubting the existence of the Heavenly Father. Then in 2010 I was looking for a lot of information from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and found the book of mormon audio and listen slowly. I was interested to know and one Sunday I went to chapel in my neighborhood and my brother got to know more about the church, missionaries contacted me and gave me the book of Mormon and invited me to ask in prayer if the content the book was true and did not hear any voice whispering in my ear, NO! I felt was a quiet and something inside me told me that it should not hesitate and felt as if the contents of the book I was very familiar by now. But I felt that same excitement filled me when I visited other religions and fear gave me the same thing happen here, and eventually overshadow the enthusiasm with which I, then on Sunday when the missionaries gave me the book of Mormon came to my home and my wife was, sat in the room with the book in her hands and closed my eyes and asked through the book I got a message, a message no longer doubt the existence of God and to show me if this was the true church. The answer could not be clearer, I took the book and opened it with his eyes closed and while he opened in prayer asking that the message would get out soon and as clearly as possible. And here I opened in Ether 224-25. That was more than enough! Then I decided to go to next Sunday at the chapel with my wife and son. I am baptized, but only begins the path of the blessings in it for me and my family. I share this testimony in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

How? I go to chapel on Sundays, I get the gospel classes, I get the missionaries every Friday at home to receive a message, read the scriptures, read the church magazine, care of my body, obey the commandments, and in general I try to change attitudes that were not edifying in my or others, do personal and family prayer, take time to thank Heavenly Father for every blessing I receive. People who know me have seen a positive change in me, and when I ask to be, there is nothing more rewarding than to give my testimony and have to know the true church.