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Hi I'm Marcos A.

I'm from Argentina and I´m a Mormon. I am a food technologist, and enjoy learning languages and having time together with family.

About Me

I enjoy learning and progressing. I´m convinced our potential is so high we can´t even figure it out. And, though I know I´m a human, I really try to achieve that potential. That has led me to finish my 5-year college studies in food technology, and learn languages, such as English and German. I try to keep my body in a good condition, and develop strong bonds with people I admire - particularly, I am proud to say that I admire my wife,my daughter, and my parents. I´m pretty sure you can relate to those feelings, too. Our goals can be high, because that´s our true destiny. Always aim high, then plan and do, and enjoy. Then keep going. That´s something I´m sure about.

Why I am a Mormon

I´m the fourth generation in the Church from all sides of the family. Personally, I never seriously doubted the Church was true, or that the Lord had actually called prophets and teachers again in this time. As a young boy, I had many opportunities to serve in the Church, which helped me feel once and again that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. That testimony, and the peacefu feeling accompanying it grew as I served as a missionary in Chile, and in many callings -responsibilities- in the Church when I returned to Argentina.

How I live my faith

I am one of the two counselors to our Bishop. He leads a congregation of almost 300 members. They come from many parts of the world, and from many different backgrounds. We have old people coming, families, young people and kids. And we have to care for them all. My responsibility is to hep the Bishop oversee the welfare of every member of the Church, and of visiting non-members. We greet everyone when they come to Church, and talk with them whenever they ask us to. We encourage them to overcome their weaknesses -such as addictions they may be struggling with- and advise them to pay enough attention to the most important thing in their lives: their families. We also care for their temporal welfare, which means getting food and clothes for those in need, and staying close to those who have lost their jobs or have just moved to the neighborhood. I love my work as a counselor to the Bishop, and in doing so, and learning to love each person in our diverse congregation.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Marcos A.
To properly understand our Church view on this subject, you need to know some more about our doctrine. Let me give you a couple important tips. First, we believe we are actual sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father and a Heaveny Mother. We believe our being is eternal, as is our personality. That means, that we´ve lived before our birth, and will live after our death. The condition may be some different to what we experience here, but our personality remains the same, including our gender, traits and strenghts. We´ve come here to fulfil a plan. An integral part of that plan is learning in loving families, which give us valuable insights and experiencies, and even forming our own families and inviting more of God´s children to come to our families. Furthermore, we believe that our family relationships, if sealed though God´s power, can become eternal and endure even after death do us part. We can keep being a family forever. So, if our gender has always been the same, and family and children have always been part of God´s plan, and always will be, it´s not hard to understand that God´s rules, based on our eternal traits and possibilities rather than in corporal drives and earthly experiences, should apply to those family relationships we expect to become eternal. That said and because of all that, the Church supports marriage between a man and a woman, and no other "marriage" or sexual relationship of any kind. Show more Show less