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Hi I'm Richebie Rea Montebon Olongayo

I grew up in Philippines, I love adventure and MISSIONARY WORK. I'm Proud to be PINOY. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up in provincial area in Philippines and I graduated in a Bachelor Degree of Commerce in a city proper which is away from my hometown. Being far away from my family is quiet hard yet I learn to be independent and I learn to put God first in everything I do :). I speak Bisaya/Cebuano, Tagalog, English, and little bit of Ilonggo(hiligay-on), I love keeping journals about my life experiences. I love also hiking, mountain climbing, just be adventurous, be with my family, to be surrounded by good friends, and most especially I love doing MISSIONARY work. Since I was about 14-15 years old I've always go exchanges with the full-time missionaries. Through that experience it helps me to become a prepared full-time missionary in the Lord's errand.Now, I am called to served as a full-time missionary at Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission and to be at Virginia Richmond Mission (3months). While on my mission I learn that the Atonement is real and that we can repent if we commit mistakes and become better, missionary work is fun as well:). I learn to be more Christlike and just enjoy the weather-- 4 seasons which is different in my country.That is the highlight of my mission life as of now, I love to be myself and in general I am a HAPPY PERSON:). just I love to S-M-I-L-E!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon not because my family where Mormons but because I really pray about it to God and ask Him if this gospel is true. But the reason I continue my faith is because I see so many miracles that happen to my family life. When one of my youngest sister die, I never felt as sad as I expected to feel, because of my understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ and how that families can be together forever, I truly know that our family will be complete again and that I could see my sister again as we are faithful while we are here on earth. Even today sometimes I feel weary and doubtful, but really doing daily prayer and scripture study and also going to church every Sunday is were I get spiritual strength and to really do my best to follow Heavenly Father's commandments. I love being a Mormon and I love the simplicity of the gospel:) I might not know everything but I know enough how to become better person day by day.

How I live my faith

I grew up in the church and I love to participate church activities and meetings. While growing up I've always been taught by my parents basic things that actually turned to be part of my life system -- reading scriptures, pray daily and go to church. I love it so much!. I love teaching the Youth and share with them my experiences that they could relate. I am mostly being a leader in the church which leads me to become a good leader in my school, and I love organizing church activities that is spiritual uplifting and we always invited friends who is not in our faith and we make sure that they are involve in our activities to have also spiritual uplifting experience:) I know also life here on earth is hard and not easy yet as I live the gospel of Jesus Christ it really helps me to move forward and to overcome challenges that seems it is impossible, that is also my reason I am confident enough in sharing my belief to my friends and I am not ashamed of it. All of the people I know, knows I am Mormon and I love it! That is how I live my faith is to simply be a good example to all and to share with them what I know about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ

What is being a Mormon like?

Richebie Rea Montebon Olongayo
I consider being a Mormon is such a wonderful blessings in my part. I love living the church standards it might include music, language, dress, etc. Growing up in a community that there is likely only 10% or less population of LDS saints is not as pressured as other sees it. It's an opportunity to set an example and to stand what is right against worldly things. Many people ask me if I am almost choke by our standards that the church set?. All I could tell them is that -- I am really enjoying my life having the standards that we have in church, because I truly believe that it is God who really set those standards that will help us to safely return to him. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Richebie Rea Montebon Olongayo
DEFINITELY YES:)! we are Christians because we believe in Jesus Christ. I just love the teaching's of the church because it really helps me to understand more who is Jesus Christ in my life. Show more Show less