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Hi I'm Marco

I moved to San Diego from Culiacan, Mexico when I was 4. I'm extremely happy to call myself an American and a Mormon.

About Me

I studied at Grossmont community college and at UCSD. I've been in the hospitality field for nearly 20 years. I currently oversee a couple of hotel properties in Southern California. I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 boys.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Catholic and had attended different Christian churches during my adult years. After being irritated by certain churches I went through a 6 year period where I became very angry and almost hateful when I thought of church. I felt that the churches I attended were not interested in the welfare of their congregation, let alone mankind in general. The years passed but I knew I needed God in my life. When I decided to begin to look for a new church I remembered an old parable from my Sunday school days. It basically said you can tell the quality of a tree by the type of fruit that it bears. And as I thought back throughout my life I recalled acquaintances whom I secretly admired for their goodness, generosity and overall happiness. I also realized that they shared a common bond. They were Mormons. I decided at this point to speak to someone about the religion. I was both surprised and fascinated after my first lesson with the missionaries. Many of my misconceptions were clarified immediately and I realized that I had known very little of what the Church actually stood for. I studied the scriptures and prayed for guidance. And as I did so I felt a part of me coming alive. I felt a goodness I had not known within me. I was eventually baptized and began attending church. I quickly realized that the more I committed myself to living the gospel the more blessings would come into my life. I am forever grateful for the people who taught me both in person and by example.

How I live my faith

One of the most rewarding aspects of my faith is being able to serve my community. I joined the church about 8 months ago and instantly fell in love with the culture that encourages me to volunteer to make my community a better place to live. I had always wanted to be involved and volunteer my time but finding a place and method to do so was difficult for me. In addition to church I also attend a weekly Bible study course which provides a lively discussion done in a casual atmosphere.