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Hi I'm Luis

I was born in Mexico. I'm a singer and songwriter. I like to lindy hop. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Howdy y'all! My name is Luis. I am an immigrant to the United States from Mexico. I am currently a college freshman. I am a singer and a songwriter. My instruments of choice are my voice, the guitar and the piano. I also like to experiment and play other instruments such as the harmonica, the clarinet, the concertina, the glockenspiel and the drums. I like to write my own songs and perform them and record them. I like to play small gigs in small local venues to share my music and my songs. In 2009 I recorded, with the help of some friends, a folk/acoustic record entitled "Brighten up", and published it for the world to hear. I have kept writing songs since then and one day I hope to be a good music producer to be able to share others' music as well. That is why I'm going to college. I also like to lindy hop. I was recently introduced to this fun, social dance of the Big Band era including charleston, east-coast swing, and lindy.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a household that followed the teachings of the church. I have known about the church my entire life. I was baptized when I was eight years old, and for most of my childhood I grew up believing the teachings of the church. Like many others, it was during my early teenage years when I began to desire to know the truth for myself; the truth about who our Heavenly Feather is, the scriputers, the prophets, and the atonement of Jesus Christ. I grew up with individuals claiming to know of these things for themselves, and it was in those years of growing intellect that I desired to know for myself as well. With faith and much study of the scriptures, I decided the only way I could really find out if it was true is if I asked God through prayer. I began to search for the "burning of the bosom" everytime I prayed. I believed that I could recieve the answer form him, and only him. It wasn't untill one thursday night at an Especially For Youth fireside that I recieved an answer. The topic of the night dealt with the atonement of Jesus Christ. I had heard about the atonement almost all my life, but I had never really made the connection of what it was, why it was, and how it pertained to me. That July 5th of the year 2006, I made the connection, and God poured out his spirit into me to tell me that it was true. Jesus Christ suffered for me because he loves me, and in doing so my sins are washed away if I repent and choose to follow him. That night I knew it was true. Ever since then, I revaluated how I viewed the church. Knowing that God does answer prayers, I decided to search the truth further, and the spirit has made it known unto me that God lives, that Jesus Christ atoned for all mankind, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is his church, that he calls prophets today for the whole world through revelation, and through that revelation the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith with the power of God, and it speaks the truth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church, studying the scriptures and looking for every day things I can do to become closer to God. I was once called to be the president of the Youth Committee in our area in charge of organizing the activities for youths ages 14 to 18. It was a good opportunity for me to take on a leadership position and really work with other leaders and God to find out what the youth needed. During my four high school years I woke up every morning at 5:30am to attend seminary and learn from the scriptures. It really did make a difference. It prepared me early on in the day and invited the spirit into my life so that I could make it through the tough life of a High School student. When I feel the spirit in my life, I am able to focus more on what I do, what I say, and essentially it helps me to clear my mind to study, especially as a college student with an even tougher life than that of a high school student. Everyday I wish to read and learn from the scriptures because there is so much to learn from them. I am preparing my self to serve a two year mission to preach the gospel. I want to do this because I have felt the joy and the love of my Savior and i wish for others to feel that as well. I really have felt that as I try everyday to live as he did. I have much to learn and grow still, but it is through the small, everyday changes I make that will help me live like he did. I read the scriptures and listen to the words of our modern day prophets as well, and I try my best to apply them to my life, because they are the words of Christ. It is these things that help invite the spirit become part of my life, and it is a happy feeling. When I do feel like things do not seem to go my way, I am reminded that sometimes God wants me to do something else, and it is through the spirit that I can know what it is he wants me to do, and that is how I want to live.