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Hi I'm James

I grew up in the church since birth and I'm proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I live in the Philippines since I was a child and at the same time I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a college student but I stopped because I decided to serve on a mission. Studies can wait and serving on a mission is one of my goals in life. I want to prioritize what Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ requires of me and what they want for me. I'm really blessed and I felt great when I received my call. I love playing sports especially Basketball, it strengthens my body and helps me to live a healthy life. It is also a training for my physical aspect because I will be serving soon.

Why I am a Mormon

Because this is the Only True Church in the world, this is Jesus Christ's Church. I know it and I won't deny it. This is the only Church where families can be together till eternity. This is the Church where everyone is a brother and a sister, where everyone is happy despite the trials and challenges in life. The Only Church where you can find Zion, where you can find peace. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Before I stopped studying, I had the chance to talk to my friends(in school). I told them that I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they've said that they are not aware of my religion, so I told them about the Church, they got curious, and started asking questions. I'm always with them and they've ask me if being a Mormon is hard because of the don'ts and other commandments, I told them, "Of course it's hard but I feel so blessed and happy that I am a member of the True Church, Life is never easy that's why we have a loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to help us. Because of the Church, I knew all these things. The Church, the teachings, the Gospel changed me." I told them that when I was a High school Student, I used to be part of the Top 5 Notorious in the whole school, but through the Gospel I was changed and many of my batch mates in high school are telling me that I changed a lot. That's why I want to spread the Gospel, the Only True Church of God. My classmates in college told me that indeed I'm a good example to them. I'm trying to be like Jesus, to be kind to everyone and always thinking What Would Jesus Do(WWJD) when making decisions and in times of trials,challenges and tribulations. I am searching the scriptures daily, I pray daily, and attend Church every Sunday. Sometimes I am the teacher during our class, I teach youth and fellow single adults. I always strive to do good so the Holy Ghost will be upon me all the time. I strive to make my spirituality grow and become stronger.

What is the priesthood?

Because of the Priesthood, I become who I am now. It changes my life. When I was on my 12 yrs of age, I received the Priesthood, I didn't value it because I thought it was nothing. Until such time that I've read in the scriptures about the Power of the Priesthood. It is the power of God that was given to man. The power that created all things, the power that can move mountains, the power that can save the people. I know it is true, I felt it, I value it a lot since I've read about it and because of the Holy Ghost that testifies to me that it is true. I know it is true, I cannot deny it because it is really the power of God. I feel so happy and blessed because God trusted me with this power. But my dear brethren, we must be worthy always so the Priesthood power will work. Priesthood power is only effective on worthy male members of the Church. If we are not worthy, we cannot use it. So we have to be worthy always, because God puts his trust on us. WE HAVE TO DO OUR BEST AND DON'T FAIL & DISAPPOINT HIM. Show more Show less