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Hi I'm Jose Ramirez

Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I love sharing the Gospel and I'm a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

About Me

I’m a Spanish speaker but I graduated in an American school, so I have some English speaking background. I enjoy sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping people live it. I love sports; I play golf, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and baseball. I’m a good listener and I like having a plan A, B,C,D… for everything but I always strive to follow the Spirit before anything. I'm currently serving as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California, Arcadia Mission and I'm glad to be consecrating by life to the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, but it wasn’t until I was maybe 18 that I started to build a true testimony of the Church. I’ve fell before, but I’ve being pulled back up, and I don’t plan to fall again. I can’t and I won’t. My testimony is too strong, and even though I have way too much to learn yet, my experiences, either good or bad, have helped me develop a strong testimony of the Church. I’ve learned that “come what it may, and love it” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin. I always use my experiences to help me, others and future generations. I love the plan that the true Church of Christ has taught me, because it is both glorious and eternal, just like God.

How I live my faith

Before I left on my mission, I got involved in church activities that would keep me 24/7. I’ve dedicated long hours organizing church activities for both the young men and young adults. I was called to be the leader in the camp of young men and with the help of my counselors we came up with strong camp plan reducing the budget by more than 50% and increasing the activities and learning experience. As for the young adults, I am a member of a Fireside Committee that my friends and I created spontaneously. I have walked with the missionaries and had great success in becoming friends with the people we are meeting for the first time. I read scriptures daily with a notebook and pen on my hand and I attended the Temple frequently with friends or by myself. Now as a missionary I use my time more wisely and enjoy the new lifestyle that will surely help me throughout the rest of my life.