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Hi I'm Jeremy Orellana

My family and I reside in Orem, Utah. I love going to school, video games and researching different subjects. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in Anaheim California in 1993 and raised in Arizona, but I now live in Utah as I serve a Mission in New York. I went to a full year of College and worked full time simultaneously before I served a a full time, 2 year mission. I have 3 brothers, one older two younger and great parents. I enjoy learning new things, and I often spend my time reading either books or articles online about a variety of subjects, but physical and medical science especially. I love to play video games, and hang out with my friends, too. I'm not a very stressful or competitive person, so I'm normally more relaxed about life. Feel free to personally contact me using Facebook or my (temporary) E-mail: jeremy.orellana@myldsmail.net

Why I am a Mormon

That's a complex question.... There's no one thing that determines why I'm Mormon. To the contrary, it's every little thing. I was born and raised in the church, but there were times when my family fell away for a little bit. And I had the choice all along whether I wanted to continue or not. I have come to realize how great a blessing it was to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and how it blessed me. I just knew in my heart it was the right path to take, and I know that God has blessed me with that knowledge and the insight to know that my faith does not come from others, but from Him. However, my faith is not perfect and I need to put in effort every day to keep my faith strong, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the resources and knowledge that no other church can provide in order to assist me in those efforts.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing what I need to do each day. I can't say that I'm constantly thinking about Gospel topics throughout my days at school or at work, but what I can say is that I do see and feel the blessings of living it. I strive to be a better person over time, and I acknowledge my weaknesses as well as my strengths. I also live my faith by primarily focusing on the good things of this world and trying to stay away from things that damage and weaken me spiritually. I read my scriptures on a regular basis, knowing that my spirit, just like my physical body, needs nourishment. I pray daily, and prayer has become more of a personal experience. It becomes a way I express my thoughts and feelings formally to our Heavenly Father. I keep the commandments he has revealed through his prophets, scriptures and personal experiences, and this helps to structure my life in such a way that it focuses my thoughts and efforts.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jeremy Orellana
I do. And so can you. It's really a great blessing to have the knowledge that there is a prophet on the Earth today. Scriptures are extremely important, and so is prayer, but we're not so different from the people thousands or hundreds of years ago. Times change and while doctrine does not, our circumstances today are unique and we do need to focus on different points of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at times. Knowing that today, the Church is led by a prophet, and not only a prophet, but the chosen prophet of God and the one to whom he reveals his will, is priceless. Show more Show less