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Hi I'm Javi

I'm from Spain. I'm serving a mission on England Leeds Mission. I love football and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Javier Orihuela, I was born in Barcelona, Spain. I grew up on the Chuch. My parents met at church when my dad was baptized. I've been on the church since I was born and that has been the greatest blessing I ever had in my life. Be able to know Jesus Christ and make him my best Friend, and my Savior has brought a lot of comfort in my life. I'm student of Chemistry at the UAB (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) and I want to work on Research or Scientist Police. Seven and a half months ago I left on a mission to England, Leeds Mission and now I know that has been the best decision in my life, I learn so much in these months. I love play music and sing, I play guitar and a little bit of piano. I love sports as well, my favorite is football, I'm a FC Barcelona fan! I love to be on the kitchen and help and learn how to cook, I love learn new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because God has given me all the things I have and I want to give back showing my love for him and my Savior Jesus Christ who suffered and die for us. I could't imagine my life if the gospel was't with me it would be empty without any purpose without any hope that I can be forgiven for my sins and one day be able to live with my family forever and with God. I'm so grateful to my Heavenly Father for this opportunity to serve on a mission and to be able to teach to people this message of happiness. I know that this is the place where I have to be right now and I'm happy because of that. Even if you are born in the church arrive the moment when you have to find out for yourself if these things that you've learnt throughout all you childhood are really true or not, I was thinking if go on a mission and give these 2 years to God or go to University I chose the one I think is the best thing ever I've done to serve God. I found out the blessings I have in my life because of him and that all I had learnt was true. After read and pray I really receive an answer, I wasn't going to church because of my parents I was going because I really wanted to go and worship God and become more like him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith trying my best to develop the Christ-like attributes, trying my best to live the gospel and to be happy doing it. Learning about it to be able to teach others its wonderful principles and be able to be an example to others. Now here in England I live my faith sharing this message to people that don't have the opportunity to know about it and help them to get closer to God.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was a young boy in the 1800's, he lived in probably the only country with religious freedom at the time United States, and so that means that there were many churches with different interpretation of the bible. Joseph wanted to know which church was the true church so he attended to different churches. That really increase his confusion because each church he went was different and said that that was the truth. So he decided to search for help on the Bible and he read on James 1:5: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." That scripture really touched his heart and he decided to ask God the question he had. One morning of spring he went to a grove of tree and he pray God and something miraculous happened, God and Jesus Christ appeared to him and told him that his church wasn't on the earth and that he had a mission that was Restore back the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth. Time later an angel appear to him and said that he would have to translate an ancient record from the ancient inhabitants of the Americas as a witness that Jesus Christ church had been restore again on the earth. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, just like Moses and Noah were. Jesus Christ through him restore his Church. He translate the ancient record with the power of God and gave us the opportunity to have The book of Mormon. I know these things are true and I receive this knowledge through prayer. Show more Show less