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Hi I'm Aji

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am migrant to the United States. I was happily living in the Philippines, but I believe God had a different plan from what I have in mind. I had a very stable job, family around me, and had my life planned out ahead of me. After I got married, I needed to come as my wife could not travel back to the Philippines where we intended to live. After six months after arrival, I was diagnosed with an ailment which was completely missed back home by my doctors even if I enjoyed a great medical benefit plan from work that included a mandatory annual physical checkup. During the course of my treatment, the complications proved to be very challenging. Only three doctors in the world perform that operation I needed - two surgeons trained by the pioneer. I am so glad that I listened to the Lord. I am fully functional dad, likes outdoors, conversations, and good food.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were baptized when I was four years old. I grew up a Mormon when there were only a handful of members in our area. Growing up in elementary and high school, I have seen a lot of difference between my life and those around me. There are a lot of things that I do and don't do in comparison to my classmates. Often times in school and community, they do a lot of activities and extra curricular activities that I am not able to participate in. Being raised in the church, I have not had the spectacular manifestations like the experiences of most converts. It has come a little at a time and by following the principles of the gospel. Ever since I was young trying to know if the gospel is true, I have been learning about other religions and I have never seen a better religion than the church. I love the long perspective the gospel offers and living as a Mormon is a good life guide post for me.

How I live my faith

I am always looking forward to serve. It does not matter where and what responsibility I have - lead, teach, participant in activities or performing a responsibility. So being designated to lead the fathers or youth is as exciting as stacking chairs or mopping the floors. I also serve in my community when ever I can. Previously, I have served in the Home Owners' Association board. Since moving to a new city, I just try to meet and talk with neighbors. Even just waving and saying "hi" to my neighbors help me make them feel they belong to our community and hopefully feel the same concern and aspiration to create a fostering atmosphere where our children could grow.