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Hi I'm Elias Bobadilla!

Disciple of Christ, Future Missionary of the Colombia Medellin Mission!

About Me

Graduated from Seminary and SRHS Class of 2015! I report to the Colombia Medellin Mission July 29th, 2015 for my two year mission!! I love speaking and reading in Spanish, playing the piano, reading, hiking, fishing, soccer, volleyball and spending time with my family and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I have the opportunity to strengthen my relationship with Jesus and God through the Principles we are taught to live in the church, through studying the Doctrine and History taught, as well as participating in church related functions. All of these bring immense joy and peace to me, my family, and others who engage in it. I am able to overcome the trials of this life through my relationship with My Savior and Heavenly Father, and the church teaches me how.

How I live my faith

I conduct myself in a way that Jesus would. I think, act, and say things that I believe Jesus would do himself, or wants me to do. Our church teaches us to serve and love everyone, unconditionally. Therefore, any opportunity I get to serve someone, big or small, I go for it! In Priest Quorum, we go out to those in our neighborhood, members or not, and ask what we can do for them. Anything such as yardwork, having a friendly conversation, moving in or out from a house, etc.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Elias Bobadilla!
Think a ward as a school. People that live in your area. However, you cannot change wards unless you move or in certain circumstances. Think of the stake as a District. A group of wards make up a stake. A branch is a ward, but with not enough members and once it does, it becomes a ward. Branch's are also part of the stake. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Elias Bobadilla!
We help anyone in need. We do not discriminate against anyone nor do we shut them out. We actually seek to help others and this helps them come unto Christ. We enjoy helping others and we always look for opportunities to do so. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Elias Bobadilla!
We believe that everything belongs to God, therefore our body is His. As He has blessed us with this body, it is our responsibility and privilege to not only to respect and take care of our our body and make sure it's in good health, but to improve it as well. Substances such as coffee, tea, alcohol, illegal drugs, are only harmful to the body and it does not help us preserve our bodies. Anything that we put in our body to become weak, is not good for it and we believe in staying away from foods, liquids, and any substances that are bad for our bodies. Bottom line, if it doesn't maintain or improve our bodies, it should not be going into them. Show more Show less