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Hi I'm John

Im a Mormon why aren't you?, I am currently Serving In The New Mexico Albuquerque Mission.

About Me

Well my name is X. John A. Hernandez, I was born and raised a Catholic in Colton, California. I was raised by my grandmother, to whom im thankful. She raised me up to be the best that I can be. She dedicated her life to making sure that I was raised in the way of the lord. Christ was the Savior and he died for our sins. We may not have been Latter-day saints but we knew Christ' role in our lives. Well I am 21 yrs old. I am Currently serving a mission for the LDS church. I have 6 months left. I believe this will be a great oppurtunity for me to show my dedication to the lord for all he has done for me, and for the world. Well continue to read my Bio and see how I became a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

- Well I was not born into the church as most people have, I was born a Catholic and up until 4 years ago I was one, I had friends who were members but didn't know it; I had a distant relative who had members as friend. - Well it started when I was 16 1/2 and in high school I began to wonder what my purpose in life is and what is in store for me when my time comes for me to move on. I began to have these night terrors of being in a black hole no one around. So I began talking to a friend, who told me about the church, - I went to a meeting and took some lessons on the church and after a few lessons I found the answer I was looking for, I'm here to gain a body and to be like Christ, and after I die I will live with him and our father in heaven, and also live with my family for eternity. - I was baptized One month later and haven't regretted it since, now as I have served in my church callings and now as I serve a mission I have begun to notice the church was present throughout my whole life from birth to now.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith in choosing the right and doing things that are in harmony with the lord. Also by Serve a 2yr. mission to spread the Gospel to Those who don’t know of the restored Gospel, that they may know the truth of which the book of Mormon testifies of, and that Joseph Smith who called upon God at a young age to know of which Churches were right and was told that he would soon restore the true church and gospel back to the earth. Joseph Smith Jr. Died as a martyr for his beliefs and we bear witness to this that his testimony, was sealed with his blood and life. We believe Thomas S. Monson the Prophet of Lord in these latter days of the dispensation of the fullness of times. Leads and guides us in the way of the lord and that the Gospel has been restored to the world once more and the work shall go forth until the great Jehovah shall say "Thy Work is done." -Amen

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

John
Well the reason why there was a need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be restored was because after Christ was crucified, his apostles went out and taught and spread the truth of the gospel that Christ had spoken and taught himself. The people of the world liked the way they were living and did not like other people telling them that they needed to change the way they lived. Like Christ the 12 apostles were killed, thus creating the apostasy. An Apostasy is a period where the words/Teachings of christ are no longer on the Earth. When people began to see they needed religion, they looked for religion but did not want certain truths, thus creating the multiple churches now. Many years have passed and the many churches began to teach and preach certian truths, but one day a boy Knelt in prayer after reading the bible in JAMES 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of god, who giveth all men liberaly and upbraideth not." Thus creating the way of what would become the restoration of the Gospel in these latter days. Christ and Heavenly father appeared to this young Boy and told said that the all draw close to him in their minds but not their hearts. That is why we needed a restoration of the gospel because it was lost so many years ago, after the death of our Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less