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Hi I'm Luis

I Love Art, Psychology, people and most importantly my Family. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Opinionated, Persistant, Stubborn, Happy, Hopefully, Creative, Obssesive, Determined, Thoughtful, a Good Listener, Fun Loving, Bossy, Expressive... I am the second youngest out of a Mexican family of six. Mexican, but Spanish is not one of my strong suites, unfortunatly. My family and I love to do things together. Play, eat, fight, eat, have dance parties, eat, watch movies, oh and eat. Yeah, there is a lot of eating going on, we usually use that as an excuse to get together. Growing up with five siblings and loving parents has been a great blessing for me. There is nothing more dear to me than my family. As children we didn't always get along and I know that I was one of the more mischevious children. Oops. But by having strong support at home I feel like I am able to be myself, because I know that they will always be there for me. My parents taught me the value of hardwork. They have always worked hard to provide for me so that I could I always tried to do well in school. I have recieved my Associate's degree and am currently working on my Bachelor's degree in psychology, with a minor in art. I love to see how the mind works and why people do the things they do. I love art because the process of creation is so stressful yet somehow soothing at the same time. it's great to be able to look back at the what you have created and see how you have changed based on what you've created. I also love to see other's art as well because I feel like it says a lot about a person.

Why I am a Mormon

Let's see. I have been a "member" of the church all of my life. But I never really knew what that meant. I knew that I had to get up on sunday morning and go with my parents to church, but I didn't know why. To me it was kind of like having to go to school. I didn't really want to, but I knew that I had to for some reason. It was just a routine and that is how it was for a while. It wasn't until I began to be faced with questions, that made me begin to question aswell. I realized why going to church and what the things that my parents had taught me in my youth meant to me. I realzed that I believed it, and even more than that, I know that it's true. There was a point in my life where I had to make a lot of decisions but I wasn't worried because I had already decided in my mind what I was going to do based on the beliefs I had growing up. It was when I had to actually make the decisions that it became concreted into my mind and thus my testimony grew. I know that God is real and knows me, and loves me for who I am. He is my Heavenly Father. I am Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Jesus Christ's Church once again established on the earth. That God wants to lead us and guide us. It is through is church. He wants us to be with him agian and that is what I hope to be able to achieve. I know what it feels like when I am away from my family for a long time, and the unspeakable joy that I feel when I get to run up to them and hug/tackle them. If the reunion with Heavenly Father is anything like that, and I know that is, then it is definetly worth it. No matter the cost.

How I live my faith

Well, I'm am living my faith by being a good example to those around me. Or atleast I am trying to. I am currently serving as a Missionary in Chicago. And I love it. The role of a misssionary is to teach others about christ. To some it is quite foreign that there is someone who would be willing to something so selflessly for them, but the work we do is missionaries is just a small part of what Jesus Christ does for us. But it is awesome to serve others it really makes me realize what it was that Jesus Christ did for me.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Luis
Church services in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints take place on Sundays. They are 3 hours. The first hour is called Sacrament, because we partake of the Sacrament. Which is really the most important part of our church services. This is because the bread and water that we partake of are symbolic of Christ's blood and body, we take it to renew covenants and to remember him always. In this part of church service we get to sit with our families, sing hymns and listen to talks that members of the congregation have prepared for us. It's really cool to hear other's experiences and how principle in the gospel have helped them. I try to gain at least one new thing from each talk that I hear. In the Second hour we attend Sunday School, and the classes are divided up by age, and understanding of the gospel. The Third hour is Sunday school as well but splits up the classes according to age and gender. Basically it is in these classes where we learn about the doctrine, or teachings of Jesus' Gospel. It can be hard to start out, especially if you are are used to sleeping in on Sundays. For me the more I learned, the more I wanted to know. So Sunday school because something really important to me. I even started taking notes like in High School. I've found that the principle that I learn mean a lot more to mean when I use them to help me become better and make make decisions in my life, because we are taught certain things for a reason, to help us. Show more Show less