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Hi I'm Luis

I was born in Mexico City. I'm proud of my Indian heritage and the gospel promises made to the Native Americans. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of a fun and beautiful little boy; husband of a smart and spiritual wife; son of wonderful parents that gave me a most incredible childhood and who taught me the relevance of God, principles and family before money and wordily treasures. I am a business major and graduated with honors from ITESM Campus Guadalajara. I have founded over eight businesses. I love my ethnicity and the amazing legacy of my ancestors in this land of promise, the Americas. I love to build, create, repair, and find new and better ways of doing things. I love to explore and learn. I have self-taught myself website building, graphic arts, programming, professional movie making, designing, etc. I love word games both in Spanish and English and I am very competitive with a soft side. I have learned over the years that there is nothing worth winning unless you have somebody to share it with. I love arts in general and have portrayed the roles of "Billy Crocker" from Anything Goes, "The Phantom of the Opera" from the Phantom of the Opera, and "Jose" from Recital Mexicano. I have composed a couple of songs and stories and participated in different contests. I founded a couple of youth organizations: the "Calmecac" and the "Coro de Seminarios e Institutos de Guadalajara". In all these things I have found great joy. I love bungee jumping, football, soccer, rugby, mountain biking, hiking and nature in all its ways.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because here I have found the Lord and the answers to many questions I had as a 12-year-old boy. To give a little background, my mother is of Irish descendance with very strong Catholic roots. I grew up with priests and nuns frequently visiting our home. At 8-years-old I dreamt about becoming a Pope and had a desire to serve the Lord. I read the Bible a couple of times before I turned 13 and there were some questions I couldn't get answered by the priests that were so close to us. I remember the main father of the 'Franciscanos' order telling me that those were God's mysteries. One day my mother brought the LDS missionaries to my friend's mother's funeral. Later, I learned that the Catholic priests my mother arranged to have at the funeral never showed up and she somehow found the missionaries just outside my friend's house. The LDS missionaries brought a movie called "El Hombre en Búsqueda de la Felicidad" or "Man's Search for Happiness". Three questions I had were answered that day. My older sister was also impressed by the message and asked my mother to invite the LDS missionaries to our home. Though contrary to my mother's and our family's beliefs we listened to the missionaries. The missionaries invited us to ask Heavenly Father in prayer if their message was from Him or not. I received my answer in my heart with such strength that I could never doubt where Heavenly Father wanted me to be. Even before my baptism I decided I wanted to be a missionary when the time came. My family went through many struggles to embrace our new faith, from losing a dear friend and mentor, Padre Francisco, to being outcasted and criticized by other members of our family. But my relationship with Heavenly Father and the Lord grew as we embraced our new convictions. We found a new family in our faith that welcomed and adopted us.

How I live my faith

From the time I was 12, I served in the Church in different youth organizations. Thanks to my activity and involvement in the Church I was safe from vices including alcohol, tobacco and drugs. At 18, I served a mission in the state of Veracruz, helping people learn more about Christ and how to follow His example. Those were amazing years of my youth. During that time I learned what alcohol, drugs and abusive behaviors can do to families and also how a commitment to come to Christ can change lives. I was a witness of miracles that faith can bring. I saw families become closer, people abandon alcoholism and drugs and become better parents and providers, teenagers turn away from drugs and alcohol to become missionaries preaching the word of God, and saw divided families become united. I also assisted in AAA organizations in Mexico and had the opportunity to serve the people of Gutierrez Zamora, Mexico after Hurricane Diana. When I returned from my mission I was called to serve in different ways. I worked with the youth in our church and was also asked by my Bishop to take care of two elderly families. Every Sunday for over nine years I picked up these families and brought them to Church. We became friends and during those wonderful years we shared stories of their life. They taught me so much about true love, as well as plumbing and how to fix different things in their home. While serving in my congregation I started an English as a Second Language (ESL) laboratory for Spanish Speakers. With the support of brothers within the ward, the Bishop and the Stake President, we started an ESL Lab with 16 computers and 15 MP3 players for members and non-members of our Church. I currently live in Sandy, UT with my beautiful family and I am happy to say I am a Mormon.