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Hi I'm John

I'm a computer science university student. I lived in Brazil and Canada. I love my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently majoring in Computer Science in university to become a computer programmer. I also really enjoy making movies in my spare time, just for fun! I love to cook (and eat!) Brazilian Food, since I used to live in Brazil when I was a teenager. I lived in Toronto Canada for a couple of years.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in a great family. I always had faith in what I was living. My experience living in Brazil when I was younger gave me the opportunity to grow in ways I never would have been able to in Utah. My way of life was challenged by some people around me in school, causing me to make a choice to either follow those beliefs I had, or drift away. Thankfully, I chose to stay firm to the things I believed, and my testimony grew. The two years that I spent in Toronto Canada serving as a missionary was an experience that strengthened my testimony far beyond what I had. The reason I'm a Mormon is because I know that my Savior, Jesus Christ, came to this earth and suffered and died for me, so I can be forgiven of the things I do wrong in my life, and be able to return to live with my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I try to do the best I can to help others by involving myself in community service activities when they arise. I enjoy helping to teach the youth and children when I get that opportunity. I currently teach the young single adults in my area on Sundays in Sunday School and love it! I try to be an example of living what Jesus Christ taught in my life so others can see that light and hopefully be inspired by it.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

John
We believe that baptism is an essential ordinance that everyone must do in order to return to live with our Heavenly Father. We believe that we are baptized by immersion, meaning completely immersed in the water and brought back up again, symbolizing a death and rebirth to follow Christ. We believe that baptism must be performed by someone who holds the authority from God to baptize, as John the Baptist had. I know that Joseph Smith was given that authority and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church with that authority to baptize. Show more Show less