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Hi I'm Victor

I'm a retired Air Force Veteran, I'm a father of four, I'm a College Student, And, I'm A Mormon

About Me

My name is Victor, I served in the United States Air Force for over 21 years. This wonderful opportunity gave me many insights on people. Because I went on trips all over the World, I was able to see many good people in many different cultures. I have observed that people are good. No matter the race, color, or religion; people are good inside. I like the fact that my religion teaches us to aspire for good things and that we should expect good things, not only from ourselves, but others as well: “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” I strive to do that every day. It helps me to see the good in all people…the light of their eyes and their souls. The happier a person the more light that comes from them, and the more I enjoy being around them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have a strong belief that He loves me and because He loves me, I am blessed. I have been extremely blessed by being able to see His hand in my life, which gives me comfort and joy. My testimony of the Atonement is that because Jesus Christ has suffered that His life be sacrificed, for me, I owe it to myself to take full advantage of His love. I strive to be the best I can, and whenever I feel like I cannot make it, He offers his hand for me to pull through. Jesus said, “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew chapter 11 verse 30).

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving. Before I became of member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (sometimes, people call us “Mormons”), I did not think much of serving others. It was all about me, me, and me. But ever since I became a member, I look for ways to serve others. There are tremendous blessings that come from serving…it makes me feel good, I get lifted up, my spirit feels closer to God. I believe that God put us here on this earth to build each other up, to elevate our spirits when needed, so that we can glorify our Father who is in heaven. I love to see the eyes of those who receive service, because they show true gratitude. I have seen miracles happen when people realize that someone cares and that is what service is, caring. The Book of Mormon teaches us, "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." I live my faith by following the guidance given by our leadership to better ourselves as much as we can. That is why I am currently a college student. After 30 years of a hiatus, I decided to go back to school to learn more; to get my degree and to make myself a, better, well-rounded person.

Who are the Mormons?

Victor
We Mormons are just normal people; like you...we love our families, we play baseball, football, basketball (have you heard of Jimmer?) and many other sports, we cook-out in the summer...we enjoy life. I love my family! They are the joy of my life. When my granddaughter sings her little songs (made up) of joy, it just makes me laugh. Our beliefs set us apart, a little (but not much), from many other people, because we believe in modern day revelation. But we believe in Jesus Christ, we believe in God, we believe in the Bible as the word of God (we also believe in the book of Mormon as the word of God), we believe in miracles, and we believe in humanity. People are good people. Our beliefs help me to be happy. I can see that people who do not have hope are sad, and that is not what I would want for me. Show more Show less