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Hi I'm Christian

I'm studying engineering, I work part-time, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently attend a community college preparing myself to be a Civil Engineer. I love to watch and play most sports. My favorite sport is bowling. I am a big fan of music. I play the trumpet as well as the drums, especially rudimental drumming. I served as a full-time missionary for my church for two years in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. I am fluent in Spanish and know a little bit of Mayan too. I like to try out new things and I love to spend time with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but through my adolescence I had to figure out why I wanted to continue being a member of the church. I have always seen many examples of the love of the Lord in my life, thanks to great examples around me, including my parents, and I knew that greater peace and greater knowledge rested within the teachings of this gospel. Even so, I still had a desire to be absolutely sure that THIS was the way the Lord wanted me to live my life. I gave it much prayer, studying, and meditation, as well as patience. My answer came in the form of a Patriarchal Blessing. A Patriarchal Blessing is special counsel given by someone in the church who has the responsibility and authority to give this counsel. This counsel may contain insights in future events in our life, promises of blessings based on obedience, warnings of dangers specific to the person who is receiving it, and/or may provide help for specific challenges in that person's life. It is given in the form of a prayer to the person and is later written in text so that it can be looked upon again and again. I received mine at the age of 19 (there is no age-specific time to get one, but it usually occurs during teenage years). When I received mine, the experience was overwhelming for me. I felt so intensely that the Lord knew me personally and had a great love for me. This was a witness to me that the counsel given was true, and that I was in the right place. I know from real feelings and personal experience that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love each of us, and have great blessings for us. I know that they have given us specific directions in these days so that we can live with them again. We are never alone in life, and challenges we face are opportunities to learn.

How I live my faith

In the ward I attend, I help clean the building every week so that the Spirit of the Lord may reside there. I am happy to keep it clean, as I am naturally a very organized person. I also participate in an activity called home teaching. Home teaching is when me and another person from church visit people in their houses and give brief teachings of the church in their homes during the week. This is done to fortify faith, as well as remember the Lord. All through the church, people have callings, or responsibilities, delegated to them to maintain the well-being of its members and the church as a whole. This service is voluntary and ensures that no one is overlooked or forgotten.