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Hi I'm Elder James Zippi

My name is James Zippi. I am LDS and will be serving a 2 year mission from dec,2015-dec,2017

About Me

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am 19 years old and will be serving a 2 year mission in Chile Concepcion South mission from December 2015-December 2017. I was born in the state of Illinois in the United States. I moved to Utah at age 7 and have lived here ever since. Throughout high school I enjoyed being on the wrestling team and being with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I was born in the church and because I believe that the church is true. I have learned that the gospel is true by reading the Book of Mormon and praying to Heavenly Father to know if is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures daily, praying, going to church, and going to the temple as often as I can. The best way to live my faith and build my own testimony is to invite others to come unto Christ. Inviting others to come unto Christ is what a missionary's job is. We are not there to convince somebody that the church is true. We are there to invite the spirit and let the spirit teach ourselves and others.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Elder James Zippi
A lot of missionaries are able to pay for their own missions. They save up during the first 18 years of their lives and then use that money to get themselves through a two year mission. A large amount of missionaries are unable to pay for their own missions due to financial difficulties. The church is able to help anybody who has a desire to go on a mission. The money that members give to the church to help with welfare, missions, etc. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Elder James Zippi
Not all LDS people are required to serve missions. The young men are encouraged to go on a mission if at all possible when they turn 18 and graduate high school. Young women are always given the option to serve a mission, and if they want to they are able to go at age 19 when they graduate high school. Couples can go on missions later in life if they want to. I would recommend a mission to anybody. Show more Show less