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Hi I'm Vik

I was raised in California. I'm a huge sports fan and a computer enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full-time IT Advisor for an accounting firm. I am a husband to a beautiful wife and a father to very amazing children. My hobbies mainly consists of mainly taking care of my 2 (soon to be three) children, basketball, and volleyball when I have spare time. I mention two sports, but I'm a general sports fanatic. I enjoy reading up on sports related topics when I have the chance, but have slowly transitioned into more technical related subjects. It happens at few and far between opportunities, but I also enjoy cooking dishes from my nationality. I was born in the Philippines, but came to the States when I was 3. Things to tie me to my culture don't come easily. Cooking my favorite dishes is as close a bond as any to where I came from.

Why I am a Mormon

At 5 years old, my biological parents divorced. I faced a life with no stable mother and father and it affected my relationship with those parents. I didn't live in a home where values/morals were united between two parents, but were conflicted. It was difficult establishing a moral ground for myself as a child because I spent most of my energies trying to satisfy two different sides. When I was 9 years old, I was introduced to this wonderful woman at a church service I was not familiar with. At the time, I didn't know it was for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I felt something genuinely pure from this woman that I never felt in my life. She was introduced to me as Tita Luz. I got to know the Church through her. My biological father eventually married this woman, "Tita Luz." She was more of a Mother to me than my biological mom ever was. Through her example, I saw the love of God in my life. One night, the missionaries visited my house. My biological dad calls me and asks that I come down. I met the Elders for the first time and they ask, "How would you like to know more about the Church of Jesus Christ?" I knew that the woman my biological father married was a part of that Church. I knew how wonderful of a woman she was to me. I immediately said, "Yes." I think because of my experience dealing with divorce as a young child and never having that stable figure of a father AND a mother leading a family, I was really receptive to the teaching of Eternal Marriage. I wanted that in my life but didn't know it was possible due to my hard childhood. I was eventually baptized a month later and have not turned back since. Unfortunately, the biological dad and my Mom ended up divorcing. But I believe their marriage was a way for Heavenly Father to bring the Gospel in my life. He sent His earthly angel in the form of "Tita Luz" to be that beacon of light to the Truth. She is now my Mother and one of the main reasons why I believe.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by taking the opportunity to teach my young children about their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They may not understand it now, but giving them that foundation as children will make them much more better than me when I was their age. The teaching moments come during our weekly family nights and showing pictures of Jesus with the children. On a periodic basis, we have opportunities to meet with other families in our area, interacting with them and making sure any temporal and spiritual needs could be met with my help. In addition, I have opportunities to teach other men my age, using my experiences from past Church events and within my family, on how to enrich their lives and their families.