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Hi I'm Pablo

Born in Mexico, I love arts and good food :P Little nerdy, but super funny. A Missionary in a foreign country... and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up Mormon in Sahuayo, Michoacan, Mexico. Worked for almost two years in Frito Lay Mexico, as a database and snack storage manager :P loved it! because it helped me understand the meaning of serving others. Love Indie, techno and electro! [and classical, latin, african, martian...] I played volleyball since '99, and it has been part of my life, I get excited about games just like some other guys are about soccer of football... I love being the weird and outgoing guy in my circle of friends, and helping them, listen to their thisng, and letting them know they can trust me. Watching movies, or any kind of visual! I can't imagine my life without my eyes! There are so many thing Heavenly Father created! like Sportsday Megaphone: "So many colors, so little time" Trying new stuff and give my friends or the people around me a good time; taking pictures at everything, listening to new songs everyday (I feel like I have a song for every situation), I like dancing and drawing... Architecture, walking on the city and looking at the buildings around me it's a great feeling, I don't know why... But I'd like to study Urban Development and Design, so I can help build the Paris France Temple :) That's my goal. Squirting life like it's a lemon! Drinking every drop! Life is made of moments and I like sharing moments, taking pictures, telling what I want to tell, every moment counts! It's just this life, and more in eternity! So have fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon, because I prayed, and a lot of times I asked myself if there really was a God. I was so into science, arts, history, and then I realized everything was a testimony that there is a God. It was not easy, because I went to church with my parents since I remember, and I loved it! getting ready for church on a Sunday morning, waking up at 7 AM because the ward we attended was 45 miles away, in Zamora; breakfast in the car, watching the mountains and landscapes was a nice part of the trip every Sunday. I believed in something, I believed what my parents taught me and what teachers in church told me it was true, but I wanted to KNOW, just like in school when they teach you 1+2=3 [right? xD] it just make sense to me how there was a creation, and it was a little bit harder because my mom is a biologist. so I asked her "why are you a biologist if they teach there is no God" and she replied: "Biologists don't teach there is no God, in fact they look for it, in a way. They try to get to the TRUE and there are many theories, but one truth: There is a God". So... I felt like it made sense, and I kind of made my own theory (that actually is a Law, the law of God, that can be related to Relativity, and Universal gravitation, etc.): There is a God. He created this universe and many, many others. We are in this world pursuing a goal, which is happiness, and this happiness can only come when we are cleansed from our sins, and we cannot be clean unless someone else pays for those sins, because there must be justice (a balance). That's why Jesus came, and through Him we can be saved. But saved from what? well, I like calling it more than Salvation, Happiness, a Goal, a Hope. Knowing that it is not only 60 or 70 years that man will walk on earth to drink and eat and sleep... so boring! There is something else! I found my answer during prayer, and I had a really amazing experience, and thus I knew God existed, and this is His Church. And yep, It is true ;) and I feel it!

How I live my faith

As a missionary, now, I love teaching people :) It helped me understand better the Plan of Our heavenly Father for each one of his children. I was called to serve in the Spokane WA Mission Spanish Speaking, and I never wonder how many people from my same country and my same state are in this area! I was amazed! but I knew God prepared that for me in this very time. I pray after I read my scriptures everyday, and it is awesome how I learn something knew, even though I've read the same verse a couple times before. There's knowledge in scriptures and in good books. Doctrine and Covenants 93:36- The glory of God is intelligence. I know we can receive knowledge and revelation, because I have received it :) I love learning and improving my life, and I'm thankful for the Gospel, because it makes it possible. And if it works for me, I'm sure it will work for you! I think my faith is more than a Sunday at Church, but it's a way of living. I found the balance in everything I like to. Prayer is a very important part of my daily routine: When I wake up, the very first thing I do is... you're right: turn the alarm off, and then talk to my Heavenly Father. He listens :) Also by night, I kneel and offer a prayer thanking Him for the experiences and things I learned during the day.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Pablo
It's as important as it is having an ID. Can you imagine having a world without authority? anyone could do anything they wanted! Authority in Church is necessary in order to organize and bless the members of the Church. There must be an order, and a power. Like the active substance in medicine... without it, it would be only a Placebo, or a candy :) How would it be the earth without the sun? We need that authority to perform ordinances, to have power to do it. With this authority, baptism and the rest of the ordinances performed in Church are valid. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Pablo
No. There are not. I remember, during my mission in Washington State, a guy who told me he would not go to Church or even listen to us, because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a church for white people. So I asked him where he was from... He answered he was from Mexico, and I replied that I was as well. Then I asked him where in Mexico, and he was from my very own state! and near from my hometown: So, that's a testimony for me that the LDS Church is a global Church, and there is people from all races, all kind of different backgrounds, cultures and we are all Children of God. We love them and respect them like brothers and sisters :) My mom also had a great chance to spend a couple weeks in Brazil with people from all over Latin America, from different cultures and races, and they welcomed her at Church like if they knew her for years! This is a marvelous Church, and it is perfect, because is from God. It is true :) Show more Show less