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Hi I'm Miguel

I'm from Jersey, Channel Islands. I love to play all sorts of games and joke around with friends and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised a catholic on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. My father is from the Portuguese island of Madeira and my mother is from Spain, so I can speak Portuguese and Spanish. I studied at the University of Liverpool and gained a Bachelor's in Physiology and then a Masters in Immunology. I love learning about science and gain an appreciation for God's creations as I understand (somewhat) how things work. I like to have an open mind of things. I also love to play any type of games, be they sports, video games, board games, tabletop games, role playing games, card games, silly little games that kids in my family play... as long I find it fun I'll play it. I also like to read fantasy books, though I'm not a very big reader (because of all the games I'm playing :) ), but I love stories. I'm also writing a series of fantasy novels, which I hope to get published if anyone else likes them! I am not content with just fictional adventures; real life is an adventure and it needs to be enjoyed.

Why I am a Mormon

There were many things I liked when I was growing up that kept me happy. There was a real magic to childhood that was indescribable. As I grew into my teens, things were not the same as they used to be. I moved to a new school, for my Secondary Education, and didn't have the same friends I used to have. The outings my family used to have became less frequent and fantastic leisure centres which I immensely enjoyed, sadly had to be closed down. I had also not performed well in the last year of my Primary school, due to my feeling separated from my other friends who went to a different class and I wanted more to play and joke around instead of work. I determined in that year that I would do better, but everyone expected me to stay the same. I was still at a young age, but I felt that something was missing from my life and that magic of childhood was fading. I had less and less of the things that bought me joy. I pondered about what would make me happy. My Secondary School life was pretty tough, with few friends and several nasty enemies. However, I became happier with my self as I started to make my self better, work harder and be nicer to people than I was before. I have always liked to pick up and read books and one day I started to read the Children's Bible books. Together with my Religious Education classes I began to learn about God and Jesus Christ and I started to attend again my catholic church, which my mother used to take my brother and me to. I also began to pray again as my mother had taught me. I was on a journey to have a relationship with God, be a better person and be happy.

How I live my faith

As I went on to study for my A levels, I met with friends who chose to follow Christ as I did. I learned more about Jesus Christ and I progressed rapidly in my journey. But it was one person in particular that led me to find the answers to life's questions. One question I had was what is required for someone to get into heaven and what Jesus Christ's role in this is. I overheard a teacher in my class talk about the three degrees of glory in heaven and I wondered about what this was and where this idea came from. Later, I asked him what many questions. From him I learned how Jesus Christ can save everyone, even those who have not heard the gospel in life, and how the gospel was restored by a prophet. At the time I was learning how to improve my prayers and talk to God about my thoughts and feelings and ask for things. I asked Him if these things I was hearing about from this school teacher are true. I received my answer that they are. I still continued to attend the catholic church, but soon I realised that, because the proper priesthood authority is the only right to baptise, I prayed to know if my Heavenly Father wanted me to join this church. I got the answer that I should. I decided to attend the church and as I went to university in England, I took the lessons from the missionaries and got baptised. I live my faith by trying to become who I dream of becoming; who is the best person I can be and this is also who the Lord wants me to be. I am far more positive now about life, myself and about other people. I want to share what I have with others and I want to learn as much I need to about the gospel and other things. I want to enjoy life as much as I can, and that is by having Jesus Christ at the core of my being and striving to become like Him.