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Hi I'm James

I grew up in Southern California. I'm a missionary right now in Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 3rd of 4 children in my family. My dad is a doctor, and my mom always has different projects going on. Although our ages differ by a lot, me and my siblings are very close. I feel very blessed to be a member of my family. We have done so many fun things together such as traveling to places like Mexico, Hawaii, and Canada. I got to grow up near the ocean in Southern California, and so I claim the beach as my home. I feel I am a very happy person, after all, I have been blessed so much in my life. I love to be around my friends a lot. We go to the beach, the movies, play video games, go to the mall, and just find random fun things to do. Of all of the sports I have played over the years, volleyball and swimming are my favorites. I am still trying to figure out exactly what I want to be when I am older. Right now I am a missionary in the Texas, San Antonio Mission. I can definitely can say that being a missionary has been a blessing to me, and those I have taught. I finish my 2 year mission in December of 2011. When I get back I plan on continuing college up in Utah. Hopefully by then I will have a little more idea as to what career I want to dive into.. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latters Day Saints because I know it is truly Christ's church. The gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed me throughout my life. I grew up in a mormon family. My parents and my siblings have been great examples to me. I know that the strongest reason of why we are so close together is because of the faith and optimism the gospel brings to us. I know that we can be together forever as a loving family because of our Heavenly Father's plan of salvation. Yes, I grew up in this church, but I believe there comes a time in everyone's lives where they need to decide for themselves and figure out what it is they truly believe. I know that my faith in this church is my own decision. This church's teachings make sense. I know the Bible to be the word of God. I also know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. Because I know these things, I know that our Heavenly Father continues to guide us with revelation. I am so happy to know that our Father in Heaven continues to guide us with living prophets today. Through understanding Jesus Christ, His example, and all He did for us, as well as the commandments He gave us, I know what path to follow. This is truly the same church He organized. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Well, I am a missionary right now. Being called as a missionary means that I devout my time and effort to preaching Christ's gospel. Along side a missionary companion, I do studies in the mornings, and then find and teach people in the afternoon to early evening. I was specifically sent to the Texas, San Antonio Mission to serve for 2 years. I have been faithfully serving over a year and a half now, and I can say it has been quite an amazing experience. Deciding to go on a mission was my own choice. My family was very supportive in this decision. My oldest brother went to Italy for his mission and then the next older brother went to England. I really felt that they were a major example to me. I am really glad I decided to go on a mission. Being a teacher and representative of my Savior has been a huge learning experience for me. I know that through my efforts peoples lives have been blessed, not only now, but for eternity. I know I've been able to learn to love people more and more. I know that the gospel of Christ is meant for us to care more about others and learn how to be better people ourselves. After I finish my mission, I plan on continuing to be strong in this faith. Though I wont be preaching every day, I know I'll still be a good example to those around me, and I will continue to go to church and do all other things the Lord asks of me.