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Hi I'm Romil

I'm 22 years young. A Nurse by profession. A Table Tennis player. A Future Missionary. The church is true! I am Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the church all my life. I am a son of a lawyer/ MTC judge who met the missionaries and was baptized 33 years ago. My father was called to be the first branch president of the newly opened area in the mission back in the year 1980. Then eventually when my parents got married, my mother got baptized. And at the age of 8, I was baptized in the church. I have a sister who is two years older than I am. I grew up in the province of Negros Oriental in the Philippines. Growing up in a small town, I used to spend the weekends with my cousins at my grand parents compound. My cousins and I would play in the sunny fields all day long. I have a big extended family. Though my relatives are not yet members, they are able to witness how much the gospel has blessed my family. And through our good examples, I know that my relatives are being prepared to receive the message of the restored gospel. I graduated college last year. By summer of 2012, I took the Nursing Licensure Examinations. With much preparation... studying, fasting and prayer, and with the help of a priesthood blessing (of course, through faith), I passed the board examinations. I am now a Licensed Registered Nurse. So much blessings have come into my life. Truly we shall prosper in the land if we follow the commandments of the Lord. But the greatest blessing is yet to come. I look forward to serving a mission and bringing souls unto Christ, that my joy may be full (Alma 26:30).

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church, I did not really have a testimony of my own. I only had a "borrowed testimony" from my parents. I didn't even read the Book of Mormon. Until one day, a missionary asked me if I was reading my Book of Mormon. He encouraged me to act... to read it, ponder the message it contains, and to pray about its truthfulness. After doing so, I had peace of mind and I felt happy. And this is what inspires me to continue to go to church, read my scriptures, and learn more about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew that day when I received an answer to my prayer that it was a personal revelation given to me, through the Holy Ghost, by our Father in Heaven. I didn't only believe that the church and the Book of Mormon is true, I KNOW it. This church is the only true and living church on the face of the earth. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. He was given a great responsibility, "a marvelous work," to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ here on earth. And like the times of old, the Lord continues to call servants to minister over his church in these last days. I know we have a living prophet today in the name of Thomas S. Monson. He is a prophet, seer and revelator. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. It contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It will tell us "all things what we should do." By reading it, we will be better prepared to meet God someday. It will tell us how to have peace in this life and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

I was called to be a Primary teacher for boys. It was my very first calling in the church. I was 16 years old that time. I felt young and very inadequate. I never had any teaching experience before. I was really shy. But my branch president helped me realize how this calling is from the Lord, and it is what He wants for me. Being called as a teacher will increase my knowledge of the gospel as I prayerfully prepare my lessons. It will help me overcome my shyness. Most importantly, I will be able to help the primary boys prepare to receive the Aaronic Priesthood. I accepted the calling. Today, I am serving several callings in the church. I am the Branch Mission Leader. I help in the missionary efforts in the branch through coordination, and I see to it that the full-time missionaries teach as much investigators and families every week. I am also the Acting Branch Clerk. I audit all of the weekly donations (tithings) and expenses of the our local branch/church. Before, I was called to be the Institute of Religion President, but I was released from the calling. Now I am the leader of the Leadership and Service committee of the Dumaguete Institute of Religion. But the most important calling that I have right now is to be called as a full-time missionary for the church. Sharing the gospel to others is a measure of how converted one is. When you are converted, you have that desire to share to others what you know, and how happy you are of the blessings the gospel has brought.