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Hi I'm Jean Piere

I was born in Peru and I've been living in Utah for 12 years. I am currently a full-time missionary in Pennsylvania.

About Me

I was born in Peru and lived there until I was 6. I moved to the United States and learned English by watching a lot of Cartoon Network and practicing with the kids during recess. I moved around some more and then my family settled in West Jordan, where I lived for 8 years. In high school I was involved in choir. I've always been the type to just hang out with a few groups of friends. I like to ride my bicycle from city to city to let off stress. I do not have children, but I look forward to having a family of my own one day. I went to the BYU Salt Lake Center, took a class Fall Semester, and took 3 Winter semester. I worked full-time while going to school at a Call Center...whoot :P It was a good experience to work those 40 hours, didn't really liked what I did (I think only one person did), but it was satisfying to be a working individual. I am 19 years old and am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Go Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission! I am currently serving in Gettysburg and I am enjoying the old school buildings, most of them are older than...anybody I know. Life has been very good to me. The gospel has always been an influence in my life for the good. Born and raised Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have received a witness from the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true. If that's true, Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, President Thomas S. Monson is God's living prophet on the earth today, and Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I feel peace and joy when I have faith and act upon the teachings of the Church which are based on these simple and joyous truths.. ."men are that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25) The Church is true, it feels so right! So, I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I went to Church every Sunday at a Spanish Congregation and was the Branch Young Men Secretary for about 3 years, so basically I took notes of all the planning the Youth did for their activities. I served as a Home Teacher; I went to people's homes and shared spiritual experiences I have had throughout my life. The last two years before my mission, I volunteered with the Missionary Effort in the branch. It was great to go out with full-time missionaries and witness the good they did in people's lives. I am currently serving full-time in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Mission in Gettysburg, where I get to teach the simple truths of the restored gospel to those hearing it for the first time.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jean Piere
We are Christians! We believe in Jesus Christ. Christ has been the central figure of the gospel since day one of the beginning of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We strive to apply His Atonement everyday of our lives. In my life, I have found peace and joy when I have applied the principles of His gospel, which are centered around Jesus Christ's teachings and His Atonement. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jean Piere
Members of the Church perform baptism for the dead because we want the blessings of the gospel to extend to all people, even those who did not have the chance to receive them in this life. We believe that after this life those who did not have the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ in this life, will have an opportunity in the next life. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Jean Piere
Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are characterized as Mormons, because we believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God, just like the Bible. The Bible is the word of God given through ancients prophets in the eastern hemisphere, and the Book of Mormon is the word of God given through ancient prophets in the western hemisphere. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jean Piere
The Word of Wisdom is what God revealed through the prophet Joseph Smith about heath. It is found in Doctrine and Covenants 89:1-21. Also, God through modern prophets has specifically asked members of His church not to use tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea, and illegal drugs. Basically, be smart. Eat healthy, exercise. Feel good. All of this helps us feel more of God's Spirit and influence in our lives. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jean Piere
Male members of the church are called by a prophet of God to serve a mission. We are not forced, but invited. It is a great privilege to be able to serve. I am currently serving as a missionary. I have never felt the love of God for myself and others more in my life. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Jean Piere
The first vision is basically when Joseph Smith, the first prophet of the Mormon Church, saw God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. This is very important, for because of Joseph's knowledge, we have a sure witness of the nature of God the Father and His son. They are two separate beings. All can know the truth of the first vision if they ask God in faith and a sincere heart (See Moroni 10:3-5.) Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jean Piere
The church is not what the world considers a cult, It is simply a church. Anybody can attend our local Sunday meetings. The members are normal people, yet they are also happy because they live according to their beliefs and follow God. Check out the videos of members in this website and see for yourself :) Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Jean Piere
We read in the bible the Abraham and David had many wives, for whatever purpose was seen wise to God. In the early church some members were asked to practice to help establish God's kingdom. The church does not practice polygamy anymore. Men should never practice polygamy unless God asks them to (see Jacob 2:27-30.) If they do, instead of a great sacrifice it becomes a great abomination. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Jean Piere
No, the church only teaches it's members correct principles to help them make their choices, whatever the choice may be in life. Nothing more. The church's official stance is political neutrality. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Jean Piere
Our faith should be centered on Jesus Christ. I've found in my life that men accomplish incredible things by faith. By putting our Faith in Christ, men can increase their faith and do many other things than by their own efforts. I've found this to be the case so much in my life. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jean Piere
Mormons believe the Bible to be the world of God. Additional scripture, such as the Book of Mormon, help make passages in the Bible even more clear. Show more Show less