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Hi I'm Gino

I'm a southern boy, motocross rider, football lover, and die hard patriot... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Opelika Alabama but I have moved many times so I don't really have one place that I call home it's just anywhere that my family is. I was home schooled since the 5th grade. I love football, motorcycles, fast cars, extreme sports, and pretty much any other "manly" thing. I am now preparing to leave on a LDS mission to Brazil where I will serve from December 2011-December 2013. A year ago I was in Ft. Benning training to become an indirect fire infantry man (11c or Mortar maggot) I had gotten very sick while there I suffered from pneumonia, a staph infection, and a stomach virus by the end I had lost about 50 LBS in 4 months I dealt with a whole bunch of ridicule and insults since these sicknesses made it impossible to perform rigorous physical training like the U.S. Army has. After failing the final P.T. test I was sent home 6 days away from graduation I was mad, upset and confused I fell out the church for a few months. All of a sudden it hit me I was called by my Heavenly Father to do something more I got back in to church and immediately knew I needed to serve a mission I have been working non-stop to get ready for it and am now only a short time away. I love my family I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us and I know that we can know everything we need to know and even things we want to know by reading the book of Mormon. I am a proud patriot and a proud mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into being a Mormon and at the beginning of my life never really knew why my family was in the church. While in my teenage years I was starting to fall out of it and into a rough crowd, my family became a bit concerned and was unsure about what to do they decided to send my to a camp called E.F.Y. which stands for especially for the youth. While there I met hundreds of other mormon teens and loved them and loved how happy they were I was confused on how they could be so sure of the truthfulness in the church. Then we all met in a auditorium and for the first time I saw a video of the prophet of the church talking about how much he loved the youth of today I cried like a little baby and at the time was bit embarrassed that I did, but after that I wanted to feel that feeling more and so I started taking my steps of studying the scriptures and praying to know if it was real. It didn't come over night for me like it does with some but after I read the book of Mormon I KNEW that it was true and if it was true that meant the church was true. I can't live without the church now I need it like I need air I don't think that will ever change. I am a Mormon because I know that the book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

Well right now I have 2 callings in the church the first is called elders quorum secretary and with that I am in charge of making sure that all the members in the ward have their needs met and also make sure that the men in my ward are up to date with upcoming events. My 2nd calling is ward missionary I help the full-time missionaries in my ward by giving them names of potential investigators of the church and giving them rides to places they need to go I also help find people that might be interested in joining the church and even if they aren't I still help them out with any temporal needs that they may have. Also just as a member I have a responsibility and privilege to live by certain standards that many people in the world doesn't see very often. I never drink alcohol , I don't smoke, I live by the law of chastity meaning no sexual relations before marriage, I don't drink coffee or sweet tea I live with a healthy diet (all though I do occasionally eat some junk food). I do all these things and even a little bit more and LOVE doing them.