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Hi I'm George

Hi, my name is George. I'm from Utah. I'm a Violinist; a Chemist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was little, I have loved music; However, could never pick the right instrument for myself to stick with. Piano, Flute, Clarinet, and so on. It wasn't until my freshman year of High School that I decided to learn to play the Violin. For some reason I started out well and pursued in that field. By my senior year, I wanted to play professionally. I had received four medals for superior performances and went to a state competition for a solo that I played. One day my violin teacher asked me, "What do you want to do with the Violin?" At that moment I realized that it wasn't my true desire as a profession. When I was little I was diagnosed with Epilepsy which impaired me to learn. I had to work two times harder than all the other kids. So, I had always hated Mathematics and Science, never giving it a chance as a profession. It wasn't until High school that I got myself together, and had a desire to challenge myself to take hardcore Mathematics and Science courses. By my senior year I graduated 10th out of 320, and with a 3.92 GPA. For that reason I got a Full-ride scholarship to a school that I love. Majoring in Chemistry, Hoping that one day I might contribute in finding a cure to Parkinson's disease and helping those suffering Epilepsy.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I always had missionaries in my life. Teaching me the beliefs of the Latter-Day-Saint Church; however, I never seemed interested in joining. As I look back, I always seem to think about those missionaries and how they planted a seed that just need time to grow.... It was October of 2004 that my mother passed away. I was only twelve years old, feeling like an orphan, with a father that never seem to be there for me or my siblings. As a result, I was the one responsible for my little sister. It came to a point that my father lost our home that my mother worked so hard for. At that moment, it hit me, like hitting a pole that was in front of you the whole time. I was to be independent, and desired to get an education to have a better life. Soon later, my siblings and I came to live with my grandparents who gave us everything that we needed. They soon took us to the LDS church where I befriended many kids, whom encouraged me to go to Seminary. I was skeptical at first, but when I went I felt this warm sensation that gave me a reassurance that everything was going to be alright. Later, my teacher, Brother Bird, found out about my mother, and gave me a scripture that changed my life forever.... D&C 130:2...." And that same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory, which glory we do not now enjoy." Which states that family will be together forever with eternal happiness and glory. A month later I became a Mormon. I still face trails everyday, my grandfather has Parkinson’s disease and my grandmother has heart problems so I have to do a lot for them. I still have Epilepsy which affects me in a lot of ways, but I don't show it. However, through this gospel it has given me the comfort and knowledge that this is just only a small test; a small bit of life compared to the life to come.

How I live my faith

As my first year of college, I always seemed to love serving others by helping them with their homework or visiting them. It was my last semester that I started getting really distracted. I started to feel that I needed to serve a LDS mission. In which I teach others of the things that I truly believe to be true. When I got home I shortly revieved a call to serve in Brazil.

What is the Book of Mormon?

George
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and that he lived. That he is our savior, borther, and God's son. It was a testament for the Americas in ancient times. Show more Show less