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Hi I'm Samuel Velazquez

I grew up in Panama, love sports and hanging out with friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Canada but grew up in Panama most of my life. I have also lived in Utah while my dad was getting his Masters degree in University. I can speak both English and Spanish fluently. I have three crazy brothers and one sister who I love very much. I love sports especially basketball and soccer. My favorite teams are the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Yankees, New York Jets, and Real Madrid. One of my hobbies is checking ESPN.com to read sport articles about my favorite teams. I usually hang out with friends on the weekend or watch a good basketball game on television. I just finished my Management course I was taking in university and am currently working to keep saving up for my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon all my life. As I've gone to church since I was little, I have been able to learn our teachings and our beliefs and have led me to believe that this is the true church. I have never had any doubts about our church and I know that by being a member of this church, it has brought me great joy to me and my family. Although I may not be perfect and make mistakes, I know that if I repent and keep trying to improve everyday to try to be Christ-like, the lord will bless me. This is why I want to go on my mission, because of the joy and happiness I feel from being a member of this church. I want to help others feel the spirit by reading the Book of Mormon and praying and following the commandments. I know that if we do these things, Heavenly Father will bless us and our family's and we can live with him once again in heaven for all eternity. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am a Blazer scout assistant leader where I help plan activities for the 10-12 year old scouts. I go to church every Sunday with my family to feel the happiness and joy of learning more about our Savior Jesus Christ. I also attend a class with the missionaries in our ward and youth preparing for their missions where we talk about the Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ, God, the Bible and read about their teachings and try to follow their examples to become better people. I also participate in church services where we try to help our community in any way we can.