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Hi I'm Todd Mancuso

I've lived in the same house in Rochester, New York all of my life. I love God, guns, dancing, and climbing.

About Me

My mom was born in the Church, my dad was converted through his older sister when he was 15 years old. I'm the youngest of six children and I have only one sister, she falls fourth in the family. She just returned from a mission in Italy Millan!

Why I am a Mormon

In July of 2012 I had the opportunity to participate in the work crew of the Hill Cumorah Pageant. This pageant is an outdoor visual presentation of The Book of Mormon. It is the largest in America and one of the top five largest outdoor theatrical presentations in the world, that is done on a regular basis. This pageant is presented on the same hill where Moroni buried the golden plates, breast plate, Urim and Thummim. The same hill where Joseph Smith recovered these artifacts. While myself and 25 other young men built the fiberglass and steel stage, put up over 600 light fixtures, sprinted from station to station in the dark, and discharged fire and water effects we experienced an uncountable number of miracles. Had that pageant not been the will of Jesus Christ and Father in Heaven we would have been far less successful and had many more injuries. There was a talk given while I was there in which the final week of the Savior's life was laid out. For 90 minutes a man stood in front of 26 boys and explained what Jesus Christ did, why he did it, how he did it, and what it means. That was the first time the Atonement (Jesus Christ's sacrifice for all mankind) made perfect sense to me. The Holy Ghost was so strong in that room that I COULD NOT deny what I felt.

How I live my faith

I have done a fun thing whenever I feel the Spirit really strong, I wright down on a sheet of paper what the Holy Ghost testified of in the form of an "I know... because..." statement. I will also wright down how the Spirit touched me, whether it be a warm feeling in my chest, a tingle on my neck or arms. For example, 'I know Jesus Christ is not only my savior but the savior of everyone because the Holy Ghost tingled my chest and shoulders as someone sang hymn 136 "I Know That My Redeemer Lives".