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Hi I'm Amiel

I live in WA. My mother is from Peru and father from Idaho. I have a lovely wife and 3 girls. I'm a sports junkie. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my wife and three girls. They are very active and keep me entertained with their participation in soccer, basketball, gymnastics, ballet, piano and swimming classes. I'm a huge sports fan and enjoy travelling to college football and basketball games for my alma mater, BYU. I'm active in a soccer league and enjoy playing just about any sport that keeps me on hard ground. I enjoy travelling and look forward to expanding my horizons beyond North America and Western Europe, as well as hopefully returning to Spain, where I spent two years of my life as a missionary. I've enjoyed learning and speaking the Spanish language, which is my mother's native tongue.

Why I am a Mormon

While my mother is a devout member and my father comes from a long history of Mormons, I had to determine for myself that what I was being taught was true doctrine and worthy of a lifelong commitment and sacrifice. In my late teens, as I prepared to go on a church mission, I sought answers through reading the scriptures and through reflection and prayer. My answers came through subtle but undeniable feelings of confidence and peace and recognition of blessings I've recevied through living true principles. One's faith is tested throughout your life, so I continue to seek confirmation of those answers as I move forward. Invariably, the same confirmation comes through the same proven methods I tested years prior. As I now have a family of my own, I've come to appreciate what a great decision it is to be a member of the Mormon church. Everything that I value is a result of my and my family's membership in the church. My mother's migration to the US and marriage to my father resulted from her conversion to Mormonism. I've been the beneficiary of an affordable and valuable education, not only a secular education at BYU, but many life lessons learned through the mentoring of great church leaders and programs. I've learned from and appreciated other cultures through my missionary service in Spain. I've learned to give of my time and resources to others through volunteer service organization by the church. I've met my wife as a result of our shared faith and have had three lovely children. And most importantly, I've gained peace and direction through an understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His plan for me in this life.

How I live my faith

The only way I know how to live my faith is by being an active member. As I say this, I can think of many others that have been greater examples of service through giving up their time, energy and resources to help others. Nevertheless, I've been fortunate to serve in many capacities through my membership in the Mormon church. Most recently, I've been teaching gospel principles to other men that attend our church meetings. I prepare a lesson to share with them during our Church service that is based on a core principle or belief. I've also been able to teach high school age students gospel principles early weekday mornings before they begin school. I'll never be mistaken for a "morning person", but waking up at 5 a.m. in the morning was well worth it for what I consider to be one of the highlights of my church service! I've also been involved in helping those who are less fortunate financially, physically or emotionally. I've been grateful for the opportunity to serve those in need.