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Hi I'm Willy

I am a college student. I love to travel the world. I strive to become a better person. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello, my name is Willy. I am currently a university student studying political science. One day, I would like to become an international lawyer or work for the United States Department of State. I live on my own, but I have three great roommates that I enjoy hanging out with. I consider myself a perfectionist and I always try to be at my very best. I love helping other people and I dream of travelling the world doing humanitarian work one day.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon since I was just a kid. Often people would accuse me of just doing it because I was brainwashed or due to parents encouragement. Those people could never be farther from the truth. The reason that I am a Mormon is because I believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I believe that Jesus Christ was resurrected on the third day. I believe that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins. I believe that my Heavenly Father not only hears my prayers, but he answers them. I believe that their is purpose to my life. I believe that there is still hope in the world. I believe in families. I believe that this church is true and I gained that testimony on my own. I will never forget one of the moments that I was able to feel that this was true. I was high in the air sitting on top of a mountain overlooking Machu Picchu in Peru. I remember wanting to know if God was there. I wanted to know if I was important to Him. I wanted to believe in something. After pondering for an hour or so, I found a small room within the ruins that was seperated from most of the people. In that spot, I prayed. An undeniable feeling came. It was a feeling of courage. It inspired me to be a Mormon, but not just a Mormon. I felt inspired to become a true disciple of Jesus Christ. I felt the ability to heed the voice of the Savior saying "come follow me." I continue having experiences today. These are not extreme or even very interesting to someone looking in on me, but to me they are powerful and life-changing.

How I live my faith

To me, faith is not a passive thing. I truly believe that because I have discovered truth (which is the basis of my faith), I must do something about it. I like to think of it like this: if a scientist discovered a cure to cancer, it would be generally expected that the scientist would share this information. Originally by his actions, and later by other's actions, good would come about in the world. I believe that because I have discovered truth, I need to do something about it so that this world can be a better place. Studying the scriptures (including the Bible and Book of Mormon) daily, meaningful prayer, having hope, looking for small and big opportunities to serve, repenting, sharing my beliefs, working hard at school, attending church, finding ways to improve, and showing love to those around me are all ways that I apply my faith.