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Hi I'm Ivan

I'm a father of 3. I'm a budding entrepreneur. I'm a fun-loving soccer coach. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been very happily married since 2005 and have 3 amazing children. I graduated a while back with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science to pursue my passion: working with youth through soccer. I work from home and try to find time to work with soccer teams as a volunteer coach. I am also working with some associates to set up different non-profit organizations that help provide affordable housing and supply food banks with what they need.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were baptized into the church as teenagers in Argentina. They have been active participants in the LDS Church since before I was born and continue to be active in the Church today. They were the reason I started going to church but not the reason I keep going. I have spent lots of time researching church history, reading books by different church leaders, studying the scriptures, pondering and praying to find out if the church really teaches the truth. Every time I have sought an answer from my Heavenly Father, I have felt peace and joy confirm to me that these things are true. I once had a conversation with an agnostic friend about what truth is. He mentioned that truth to him is when something makes sense logically and also feels right. This is exactly how I feel about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the LDS Church. Having studied it out in my mind, the gospel and the church's teachings make sense. More importantly, I can feel that they are right. They bring me joy. They make my life with my wife and family so precious and happy. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know He called Joseph Smith to be the prophet to restore the gospel. I know we have a prophet leading the church today. I know we can each seek the Lord personally and find answers to our questions. He lives.

How I live my faith

I have had the pleasure of serving in various church leadership positions. Thanks to the fact that we do not have a professional clergy we each get the blessing of serving and helping out in church. I get to lead Sunday service meetings every couple of weeks. I also absolutely love when I am given the opportunity to teach the youth. I try to live my faith personally by studying the scriptures and praying. I try to think good thoughts about others and give them the benefit of the doubt if I feel they've messed up. I try to remember that we all have flaws, that we all have opinions, and that we all have reasons for doing the things that we do. I try to respect that in others.