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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my family. I like to play board games involving some sort of strategy (even if I'm not very good at the game). Nothing is wrong with a good old fashioned butt kicking, that is how you learn new strategies. Learning new things motivates me. I like going to new places and seeing new things. I enjoy talking with people and listening to their life story. I enjoy a good laugh and usually get a good one when I people watch; in fact my children are a great example of this. I like to surprise and make people happy. I like playing sports when I get the chance. I relax by enjoying God's creations such as an early morning sun rise, a beautiful sunset in the evening, looking at the colorful leaves in the fall, the snowy peaks on the mountains, or a beautiful ocean, lake, or river.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are converts to the LDS faith and are an inspiration to me. One of the 10 commandments states: honor thy father and thy mother. Growing up I have to say my parents were probably my best friends. We would talk about anything and everything. My father came from humble beginnings due to losing his father as a child and growing up in Chile, South America. My mother came from a broken home due to divorce. As my parents struggled to raise my siblings and me they not only taught, but showed us by example how to exercise faith. I have faith that through Jesus Christ all mankind may be saved. Another important lesson my mother and father taught me was to serve others. Many people think the only way they can help people is with money. The fact is many times giving someone your time is a lot more valuable than what money can ever buy. I saw first hand from my parents as they were able to make a difference simply by donating their time and how it made all the difference in the world to the individuals they were serving.

How I live my faith

Due to my parent’s examples to me I have learned to have faith in the face of adversity. Through faith I have seen miracles large and small in my life. Having faith in Jesus Christ gives me the strength and motivation to continue following his teachings. Serving others has also helped me in living the teachings of the gospel. I enjoy serving as a Cub Scout den leader in my community. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always provided me with opportunities to serve people of and not of our faith.