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Hi I'm Diego

I was born in Peru and lived there until age 11. I grew up in Florida. I'm a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 27 years old I was born in Arequipa, Peru and moved to the U.S.A. at age 11. I served as a missionary for two years in San Antonio, Texas. I am married, a father of two (one girl and one boy) and we plan of having more children. I graduated from the University of Utah and will be starting my masters program in health administration in Florida this Fall. I enjoy spending time with my kids and watching them grow up. I love football (soccer), everything about it: Playing it, watching it, talking about it, day dreaming that I am playing it, etc..., I also love listening to music and playing guitar and bass guitar. I really enjoy going to church, church activities, and talking about the gospel with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were already of the "Mormon" faith. I consider myself very fortunate to have had these parents who taught me about Christ and his restored church from a very young age. But even though I was born into the church, once I reached a certain age I had a choice of whether I wanted to go to church or not, this meant that I had to know for myself if this was truly Christ's church. Some time in my teens I had my own belief that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the same church that Jesus organized during his mortal ministry. I also believed that the Book of Mormon really was a book of scripture like the Bible. I believed it because it was very clear to me that my family and me were very happy because of the way we followed Christ and because of the good things I learned from the Book of Mormon and how these things made me feel. As I got older and older I didn't have my parents around all the time to make decisions for me or to tell me what decision was right. I had to choose for myself, and my choice was to read the scriptures including the Book of Mormon, to pay my tithing, to go to church, to live morally, to keep my body clean, to participate in every way I could in church and to share it with others. By doing these things I have come to know that this church really is His church, and I have seen miracles in my life. I have come to know that there is a living prophet and that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God. I know that God still speaks to men and that he loves us as much as he did the people in Bible times and that miracles still happen. I can now say that I have no doubt of these things, and it is a privilege and a blessing to share it with others.

How I live my faith

I try to stay very involved in my church and in serving the community. I do some things outside of church, like volunteering at the hospital every week and helping people in need when I notice it. But most of the opportunities to serve come to me through my involvement in church. I currently serve as the president of the group of adult men in our congregation. This calling/responsibility gives me many opportunities to participate in serving others. Some of the ways that I do so are: visiting many families and individuals, going to people's homes to give them blessings, organizing moves and activities, and teaching classes. While these keep me very busy, they bring me an amazing feeling of love for others and for the Savior as well as personal satisfaction.