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Hi I'm Samuel Cicon

I just finished serving a full-time Mission for the Church and I'm now pursuing an education at BYU Idaho

About Me

Last October (in 2014) I got back from serving a full time mission in the Great California Long Beach Mission. I spent 2 years teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the message of the Restoration to everyone who would listen. Those 2 years were very special to me because of the learning, growth, and change I experienced out there. I learned more about Heavenly Father and his plan for us, his children, and have come to understand just how great and important a role the gospel plays in our lives. I felt myself grow and I now have a firm testimony in our savior Jesus Christ that will support me and last me the rest of my life. I came to truly know and understand that this is Christ's church, and that knowledge has given me so much comfort and peace in my life. Now I'm attending college at Brigham Young University in Idaho so I can grow and learn more and prepare for the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this is Christ's one true church. I have prayed and asked God to know if this is true and the answers I've received have been feelings and experiences of Peace that could come from nowhere but Heavenly Father. I have been able to see myself grow and chance and come closer to being the Man I want to be. The things I learn as a member of the Church help me to see the bigger picture of God's plan and how everything fits together. I can see God's love for me in everything he places around me, from the people around me to the simple blessings that keep me on my feet from day to day. I know that I have a Father in Heaven and every soul is valuable in his eyes

How I live my faith

I have always done my best to treat others as I want to be treated. I know that everyone I meet and see are my spiritual brothers and sisters, and that I knew them in the life before this one. As a missionary I had a responsibility to do all I could to help them return to God and receive the Gospel, which has been a great blessing to me in my life. Even though I'm not a full time missionary anymore, I still have a responsibility as a member of the church to serve others and teach by example. I do my best to follow the commandments of God so that I may also return to see him again some day.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Samuel Cicon
This is how missionaries work: All the missionaries want to do is explain what they believe to be true. They cannot and will not force any of the Church's beliefs on you, and simply wish to share something that has given them joy in their lives. When they come over they will discuss important principles of their religion and ask you to do things, such as read the Book of Mormon and see if things they teach can help you in your life. One of the most important things you need to know is that they aren't the real teachers. God is the one who will teach you. As they teach, they will ask you to pray and ask God if what they taught is true. If you honestly want to know and ask in faith, God will answer. I can promise that. Show more Show less