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Hi I'm Gerardo F. Soriano

I love to learn. I love the gospel and everything it has given me.I know it is the truth and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an ordinary young man who just loves to laugh. I always have a smile on my face, whether it be of some funny memory I thought of or because I am nervous. I love to laugh at life. I love to stare at the stars and wonder about the many mysterious that we have yet have to discover. I look at stars to become calm and be thankful for all the many things we have here on earth. I like to explore into the gospel and get my mind blown by the small and clear discoveries I find out. I just love to find out about things that many don't pay attention to or even know about. I love to learn and explore different cultures in each country.I just love how every country has its own way of naming things, clothing patterns, food, and even different religions that the country offers. I am serving at the Oregon, Portland Mission and I am truly excited. I am very excited to see what I will learn in the next two years of my life. How great is my calling!

Why I am a Mormon

I went to church with my sister, when I was about 7, and at the age of 9 I was baptized. As time went on, I had begun to wonder why I was a Mormon, I had never really pondered it to myself. I had started to doubt everything I knew, from the church to even the existence of God. I had started to believe those around me and I had started to slowly lose my standards. When I realized that I had began to stray away the church, I wanted to know for my self if I was doing the right thing. I had read my favorite scripture in the Book of Mormon, Moroni 10: 3-5. I prayed about my doubts, if they were real. At that moment, I felt a huge hug from the spirit. My heart began to feel at ease and peace, and that is when I knew that God did exist, that the book of Mormon was words from God for us today. I had return full in faith and I will never leave again. I love all that God has given us and all that He has in store for us in our due time. I know that God is there, and He is ready to help us in anyway, all we need to do is extend our hand in faith and He will help us.

How I live my faith

I display my faith by example. I strive to be a good example to my classmates and my family. I am always careful of what I say, watch, and listen to. When people ask me what religion I am in, I always say that I pertain to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and if they need more clarification, I say LDS Mormon. I love the church and all of its teachings and I will always try to follow them. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and I am a son of God. He has prepared a plan of happiness for me and all of His children here on earth, and through this great and marvelous plan, I will be able to live with Him someday, along with everyone here on earth. What joy that sentence gives me!