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Hi I'm Terry Valdez

I'm a Mormon born to converted LDS parents. I was born in Manila, Philippines. I grew up here in the United States.

About Me

I recently graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho with a Bachelors of Science degree in communications. I love life, and if anyone likes to have adventure I think you and I could get along. I have been a member all of my life; however, I don't think I was fully converted somewhere until my late teens. I started believing in the church in adolescent age, but conversion took place later down the road. Besides appreciating this religion and appreciating how God has blessed my life, I love my Asian culture. I am a full blooded Filipino, and I love learning about my Asian culture. Are you ethnic and cultural? I will love to learn from you. Are you an adventurous person? I will climb mountains along with you. Do you live life? Let's learn about our lives together. Do you like everything and anything? Well, I like the same things and I think we may be two flexible types of people. Come and say hi to me!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member most of my life, and I am grateful for my parents decision to become a member of this church. Both my parents are converts meaning that my siblings and I are the first generation born into the church. However, I could have left at anytime or I could have chosen to fall away at any time. Why didn't choose to do it? I realize that this gospel brings a peace that most religious stigmas and most social stigmas could never provide. Studying religion from a logical reason, many of the major religions today trace back towards Christ. This begs the question why is it that there are many major religions, and only one Christ? Simple, the church that Christ had established was corrupted throughout time. Think of playing a game of telephone the end result always changes. That same prospect has happened with religion. One must know that logic is not enough to account for amount of miraculous things that happen every day. "If you can't believe, if you can't accept anything on faith then you're doomed by a life dominated by doubt" - Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street (1994).

How I live my faith

I live my faith my praying every day, and reading my scriptures. I continue attending church every Sunday. The most important of these factors is praying. I believe that God can communicate with us if allow Him. We are His children, and as a loving Father He will will listen to us. I believe that one must be contrite and humble in order to receive the direction we need from Him.