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Hi I'm Roque Moreira

I'm the second of 10 kids. I'm a fighter, a huge nerd, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love life. I love all the adventures it has to offer, and all the cool things there are to do and see in the world. Sometimes I wish I could live forever just so that I would have time to experience all the good things that are out there. Life is certainly tough, but I believe if we pay attention the good outweighs the bad. I love learning new things, and gaining new skills. I've tried drawing, sculpting, dancing, parkour, martial arts, all kind of sports, writing, cooking, singing, composing, the harmonica, and lots of other things. I'm not very good at most of those, but at least I can say I've tried them. There isn't really any one thing that I'm better at than most people, but I'm okay with that. I'm a communications major at BYU-I. I never wanted to go to a church school growing up, but the lord had a different plan in mind for me and now I'm loving it there. It's where I belong, surrounded by others trying their best to live their lives the way God wants them to. As I write this I'm 2 weeks away from serving a mission in El Salvador, and I'm super excited. I've wanted to be a missionary my entire life, and have been preparing for this for years. Part 1 in the life of Roque is about to come to an exciting culmination.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a member of the church, but I certainly don't take my faith lightly. I've mad many trials and challenges throughout my life, and have had to deal with severe depression. I've felt alone, lost, hated, and worthless, and there were many times when I felt like I couldn't handle anymore. To all those who have felt like this let me just say this: God loves you, you are not alone, you never have been. Even when you feel like the world has abandoned you, the lord never does. All we have to do is look up to see him standing there, reaching down to lift us up. He has blessed me with so much, and I do not doubt his hand in all aspects of my life. This gospel is my life. It has shaped who I am, and everything about me. If the church wasn't true, my life would be meaningless. But it is true, and I know that without a doubt. If I didn't I wouldn't be giving up 2 years of my life to tell people that it's true. It makes me sad when I see people lose their faith, or harden their hearts because of trials in their lives. Trials will come. The more you do what you're supposed to do, the harder they will be. But I can testify that through faith in Jesus Christ we can overcome all things. I have made it a habit in my life when hard things come my way to get down on my knees the first chance I get and ask the lord for help. He won't take our trials away from us, if he did we wouldn't learn anything from them, but we will make us greater that we might overcome them.

How I live my faith

Growing up my parents did a pretty good job teaching us the gospel, and making sure we obeyed the commandments. For me I thought that was enough. I thought that since I knew a lot, and I wasn't a bad kid, that I was a great Mormon. I've since come to realize that what I was doing wasn't enough. When trials and temptations came my way I didn't have the firm testimony, and strong foundation I thought I did In order for us to have spiritual strength we must do things everyday to bring ourselves closer to God. We have to pray. And not just pray, it has to be meaningful. We have to read the scriptures. We have to stand as a witness of Jesus Christ in everything we do. We have to share our beliefs, and not be ashamed to do what's right. Spirituality occurs when our spirit overcomes our natural tendency towards evil. It's a process that takes a lifetime. In Matthew 5:48 we are commanded to be perfect. None of us are perfect right now, but we should all be working towards it. That is my goal, that is my religion, that is my purpose. To become like God, perfect in all things.