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Hi I'm R.J.

I grew up in California. I love sports, music. I'm a film maker and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am very proud of my american an latin heritage. I am half peruvian an american. I served as a full-time missionary in Guatemala for 2 years. I am fluent in spanish an look forward to learning italian, portugese, an french. I am a currently a college student. I will either being double majoring in criminal justice & pyschology or business & media & film production. I am a employee an a financial insurance company. I love playing all types of sports. I love making films an other types of multi-media productions. I am greatful for the sacrifices my family has made to help change my life an direct me on the straight an narrow pathway. Now I know as a parent what path will bring me the fullness amount of happiness to my wife an children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born an raised in the church. When I think about why am I a member of the church of Jesus Christ LDS. The first thing I think about are the blessings I have recieved or the opportunites that have help me get through life with easieness an peace in my heart. Depsite having the gosepl an the true church in my life. In my early youth years I did not follow the counsel's of my parents an leaders. So I through bad choices fell away from the straight an narrow path. Unto members I relate my than post youth conversion like unto a Book of Mormon prophet name Alma the Younger. Who in his youth years with other sons of the high class were out about destroying the church. When a angel of the Lord came an caused them to changed their desire an choice of the for life. Like Alma I have suffered in y own flesh the fear, an awefulness of what it means to be completely bannish from God's happiness. Though through my mistakes I learned how to come unto my Father in Heaven through His Son Jesus Christ. What it not for those hardships an trials I would have not come unto the great knowledge of my Savior an his true church. I at age 17 decided then to ask God if what was I have heard an knew my entire life in chruch was really true or not. I ask God if the Church of Jesus Christ was restored. If Joesph Smith was a true prophet and if the Book of Mormon was true. Once I recieved my own personal an powerful witness by the Holy Spirit I than could stand before anyone an do so declare that testimony an assurance of God's happiness. I was born of the spirit an I knew that my baptism an age 8 was a covenant or promise I made with God. I now do bear solemn witness an testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true an only church upon the face of the world that holds the answers an eternal assurance of peace an happiness allowing us to know that God really does live an that he did send his Son Jesus Christ who is our Savior an Redeemer. The church is TRUE!

How I live my faith

I currently am the assisant to the a gruop called the High Counsel. They are a group of eclesiastical leaders who represent each an everyone of the local community congregations in an geopgraphical area. I travel with them an speak to the many different congregations. I also serve a local missionary in my ward. I help the full-time missionaries or (Elders) find, teach other people who are interested an or willing to accept an act according with our message.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

R.J.
A testimony is my own words is the personal spiritual witness someone reicieves from the Holy Ghost. Thus allowing that person to testify or share a profouding declaration with or without having a physical or visual assurance of the very priniciples an doctrines of deity an of the Savior an Redeemer Jesus Christ an his mission, life, and purpose. Many members of the church bear testimony or witness of that God lives an his Son Jesus Christ is our Savior an Redeemer. That Christ gave his life for us by an infinite atonning sacrifice. Some bear solemn testimony of the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon an the Prophet who recieved that record Joesph Smith the prophet of the retoration of the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That also the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Savior's church restored her on the earth today Show more Show less