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Hi I'm Philip Conte

I left my family for 2 years so that other families could be together forever.

About Me

I am 19 years old and attending BYU Provo. I have recently been called to serve as a missionary in the Mexico Tampico Mission. I love to draw and know the Lord will provide a way that I can use my talents to serve Him.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints people think that I am less qualified to offer a testimony of its truthfulness. This cannot be more false. Everyone must receive a personal witness through sincere prayer and diligent study that this is truly the Church that Jesus Christ established on the Earth restored in this time for our benefit. I know the Lord loves his children and still talks to us through a living prophet to warn us just as He warned His children in the past. I know that He has provided another testament of Jesus Christ called the Book of Mormon that compliments the Bible and in no way replaces it. I have had my own witness and I had to get it myself. It is not the testimony of my parents or of my leaders or of my friends. It is my testimony. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church on the Earth that has the ENTIRE truth. That is why I am going to leave the family I love so much, leave this blessed land, leave my beloved friends, leave the comfort of my home and serve the people in Mexico hopefully to bring them closer to their Savior and lead them toward the eternal joy that awaits.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a home teacher. I have the duty of going to certain family's homes and checking up on them. I teach them a lesson every month and besides that I help them in any way that I can. If they need help painting their house, they can call on me, if they need help with cleaning their pool when they leave town, they can call me. It is the Lord's system of taking care of his Saints. I am blessed for my service and through it I learn to become more like Him. I am 1 of 20 LDS members out of 1900 at my High School and the people I meet respect me for my beliefs. I don't get involved in the drugs and the alcohol and others notice that. It isn't always easy to resist but as I do I am given added strength and blessings from the Lord. I was the Student Body Vice President and tried to make my beliefs and standards as visible as possible to have an affect on my school. When I put myself on a "hill" others can't wait to see me fall. But I will not. Everyone knows who the "mormons" are and we are held to a higher standard. But that is just fine with me. I wouldn't have it any other way.