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Hi I'm Enrique Parra

Hi, I´m from Portland, Oregon. Raised to an average Hispanic family household. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hi!!!! I am Enrique!!! I am currently serving in the México Torreón Mission. Love the heat!!! I am a Hispanic American born to an Argentine father and Guatemalan mother. From the rainy weather of Oregon. Love this life that our Heavenly Father has given me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church by my mother. It was November, 2009 hen the missionaries came over. I at first didn't want to listen but then a week before my planned baptism I had a sudden change of mind. I heard the Prophet Thomas S Monson speak miracuous words. I don't fully remember what he said but it changed me. The next time the missionaries came I knew I wanted to be baptized. I read the Book of Mormon and I felt the spirit. I knew it was true and I could not deny it. I also received my own conviction that Joseph Smith was a prophet and know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the way I keep my standards high and continue to pray and read the scriptures. I am a home teacher, which to me is very meaningful. I go visit the families I have and I just feel peace and love everytime. I always try my best to resist temptation and do what is good. Even if people don't I try to be the best example for them. I have my Priest's Quorum, I can rely on and they can rely on me. So to me, I live my life very special and always put importance Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. I love it!!!!! It's the best thing!!!

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Enrique Parra
Prophets such as Nephi, Jacob, Enos, Mormon, Moroni, and other ancient America prophets wrote it but Joseph Smith translated it into English. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Enrique Parra
No. There used to be a restriction up until 1978, that restricted blacks of African descent from holding the Priesthood. The church has always let blacks join the church, it's just thst they couldn't hold the prisethood. But now they can and it's better to look in the present instead of looking back. Show more Show less