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Hi I'm Anthony

I've played guitar since I was 8. I like to build stuff, too. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary for the LDS Church Serving in the South of Florida. While you may see me now as a missionary, last summer I was on a stage in a garage band playing "the classics", like Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Rolling Stones, etc. I like all music as long as it's good in nature and lyrics. I play all sorts of music; in high school I was in a marching band, the symphonic band, and Jazz band, also I played in a pit for a musical once and in a couple of talent shows, including the Battle of the Bands. While my passion is music, I have a drive to build and tinker with machines. I have designed a guitar using computer software (CAD) and have built my own R/C airplane. I like to fly for fun, modifying my airplanes for speed and performance. When I get back home from my mission, I want to look into starting my own line of electric guitars, with several innovations made possible through the modern day of electronics we are living in.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember when I turned eight years old, how excited I was to be baptized. They had taught us about baptism and how important it was, so I knew I had to do it. The feeling after was incredible and indescribably exquisite. Even though it was a long time ago, I remember it. As time went on, I went through life's challenges, and the memory of my faith was fading. I realize now how much I didn't understand, and how much I have yet to learn. Every time I did something wrong as it was tuaght by the gospel, I learned the hard way that they were right; wickedness really never was happiness. There came a time when I had many doubts, and I was afraid of organized relgion. I asked God, and I felt the Spirit of His Divine Love. He filled my mind with the answer I sought. I have never doubted since. As I learn more each day, it only solidifies my belief that this is God's Church, the one and only; no one else has claim to have the same organization that the Church in the ancient days had. No other form of Christianity has the Priesthood Authority to direct God's Kingdom here on the Earth. And that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Well, in short, I'm a missionary. I serve God for two years, 24/7, in a place far from home where I teach the people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was trained and assigned to speak Spanish, and to teach the Hispanic population here in Florida. I do talk to everyone I meet, regardless of who they are, but the ability to speak a foreign language gives me the confidence and freedom to tell everyone I know about the Gospel. I am excited to be here serving the Lord, and when I get back home, I plan on being fully involved in whatever the Lord calls me to do.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was a special young man. Much like Mary was chosen to be the earthly mother of Jesus Christ, he was chosen to bring back the Gospel of Jesus Christ to prepare the Earth for the Second Coming of the Messiah. He was, however, not anything particularly uncommon regarding his social status. He was a humble farmboy during the 1800s, with good Christian parents who loved God. He lived in a Christian community, where many were searching for the original truths of the Gospel. All he wanted was to know the truth, to know which of all the early Christian sects that taught the Lord's truths. He had studied the Bible a little, which tells all God's children that if they want answers they ought to go to the source, God Himself. So he went and prayed, and his answer was miraculous. He saw God and Jesus Christ, who visited him like Moses was visited in the ancient days. He asked them his question, which of all the churches belonged to God. They said the none of them were. They called him as a prophet, to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ back on the Earth. And he did. The rest is history. Show more Show less