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Hi I'm John Villarreal

I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hello my name is Elder Villarreal and I love basketball, robotics/engineering, and singing. I am a son, a missionary, a brother, and obviously a Mormon.😏

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church, however this does not mean that I was born with a testimony. When I was a child I attended Church mainly because my parents took me to church. I BELIEVED that the Church was true, because of it's good teachings from the Book of Mormon and I liked friendships I had made there, yet I did not KNOW for sure if the church was true. It was only till I was around 16 years old that I decided to know for myself what my parents knew; If the Book of Mormon was true and the Church that accompanied it. I had desired to serve a mission and knew that a personal testimony was the first step, so I read the Book of Mormon with intent and sincerity, having faith that God would give me an answer. At first my prayers seemed to go unanswered for about a couple of weeks. I came to the realization that I required more faith, intent, and sincerity on my part to receive an answer. It was only after I had put the extra effort that I prayed and days later received a feeling of peace (Galatians 5:22) and surety that the Church was true and that the Book of Mormon was true. It is because I know these things are true for myself, because God has revealed them unto me, and he continues to give me witnesses that the church is true, that I have chosen to be a member of His church. Men may lie and deceive one another in this life, but God cannot lie. I exhort you when you receive these things to ask not the missionaries but God our Heavenly Father if what they say are true, if the Book of Mormon is true. And if you ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ he will manifest the truth of these things by the power of the Holy Ghost. (see Moroni 10:4-5).

How I live my faith

I have been called to serve a mission in the beautiful Mexico, Mexico City and will be preaching and inviting others to come to Christ, by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.