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Hi I'm James

I'm from a family of seven. I love basketball, music, dancing, and that i'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm 19 years old and have been called to serve a mission in El Salvador. I know that this is what God wants for me, and that this is what I need to be doing in my life right now, and am so grateful for the opportunity to learn to love and serve like never before. I recently got back from my first semester of college at BYU in Provo Utah. I am studying to be a patent attorney, so I have a lot of work ahead of me if I want to realize my goal. College has been a really fun experience and now i'm ready for one that will hopefully be as fun, if not more so. I come from a family of seven and have to great, loving parents, and am the oldest child. My favorite things to do are play basketball, read a good book, and dance. Swing dancing, break-dancing, hip-hop, Bollywood, you name it, I probably like it and have tried it. I'm really glad that I was lucky enough to have been born in this good country, and even luckier to have been born into a household that loved God and taught me to do the same.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, after a long line of members from both sides of my family, and was baptized and confirmed by my father who, until just recently was the Bishop (Pastor) of our congregation. It's been great to have him as a clear and strong example for me. I'm so thankful that my parents love me and have taken the time to teach me the gospel. I love the teachings of the church and am grateful that all of my questions can be answered through scripture study and prayer to my father in heaven. I am glad that I know for myself about the truthfulness of the gospel, as well as the happiness that it brings. I have a strong testimony of the power of prayer and personal revelation, as well as the importance of family. I am also grateful for the Book of Mormon and it's teachings. It has helped me countelss times throughout my life and is a constant source of comfort and peace in times of uncertainty or hardship. I am also immensely thankful for modern revelation, especially the revelation specefically for our time, given by the Prophet and his Apostles. I am particularly thankful for the high standards and morals that the church has taught me, as well as all for my fantastic youth leaders who have helped shape me into the person that I am today.

How I live my faith

I have served in many leadership roles through the youth program in the church, and am grateful for the experience that those roles have given me. I had to make sure that i was living up to the standards of the church so that the younger youth in the program could look up to me and see a positive example, and know what they should do. I go out with another man in my church to make monthly visits to a number of families in our church, where we share a spiritual message and offer assistance to the families if they need any. I try to learn as much as I can about the world around me, and also love to learn about Christ's Ministry. I enjoy pondering why people in the scriptures did the things they did, or why the prophets phrased the their words a certain way, in order to really understand the message behind the scriptures. I seek to live my life in a way that pleases my savior, and to be an example to those around me. Now I am able to really, truly live my faith every day as a missionary, and that is a testimony building experience.