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Hi I'm Maximo

I live on a hobby farm in Kentucky. I love learning about the world, people, and religion. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy playing soccer and doing many outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, bicycling, running, etc... Basically, if I am outdoors, I have a good time. I live on a hobby farm which has included or still includes: horses, cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs, and cats. I am used as a (hobby) farm hand, so I get the opportunity to sweat at times. I also enjoy reading the scriptures, biographies, and any article that will provide me with useful information. Not only do I enjoy learning about stuff through reading, but I also like to learn by going to my college classes (and doing the homework!), conversing with others, listening to the news, and watching documentaries and other informational media. Currently, I am a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon, pondered it, and prayed about it. I have received a witness (actually many witnesses) through the Spirit of God that it is true and so here I am. There are so many wonderful truths in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which comfort and help me to press forward in life. For example, the knowledge (and application of it) that I have that: families can be together forever, God is my loving Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ paid for my personal sins, and there is a living prophet of God on the earth today (Thomas S. Monson), all have helped me to be happy, have peace, and progress and grow to become more like Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by fulfilling my calling as a hometeacher. Hometeaching is the effort of Priesthood holders to go out and visit assigned families and see if they are in need of anything, both temporally and spiritually. I really enjoy getting to know the members in my branch more through hometeaching, and it's neat to see how hometeaching has blessed both me and those I hometeach, whether it's them inviting me over to try their wonderful cooking, or me helping someone else by cleaning out their barn. Furthermore, as a hometeacher, I have the wonderful opportunity to study the First Presidency message which is released by a member of the First Presidency, and then share it with those I hometeach. The message for each month has always blessed my life and the lives of those I hometeach as we study it and apply it to our own lives.