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Hi I'm Juan Sebastian Sepulveda

From Colombia, moved to the U.S (Hawaii) when I was 14, and now I study at BYU Provo. I'm a Mormon and I'm happy.

About Me

I like to do outdoor activities. I like to play any kind of sport. I'm studying mechanical engineering, and plan on going into the field of aerospace, manufacturing or robotics.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I have been a member my whole life. Although there was a period of time of about 8 months in my early youth years when I was inactive, I came back to church and it's been a great experience since then. I grew up with the testimony of other people; however there was a time when I started to think if I really had my OWN testimony, and so I thought about it for a long time but never really took the time to kneel down and ask for a confirmation from the spirit until I finished high school. When I finally decided to, I prayed to heavenly father to help me gain my own testimony. I did not get an automatic answer, but one day as I was reading the Book of Mormon, I had this overwhelming feeling of peace inside me testifying to me that this Book and This gospel were true. Since then, I have felt the spirit stronger in my every day life, and have gotten many other answers to my prayers. I know that this is The Church of Jesus Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book and I know that if you ask Heavenly Father with a sincere heart, with true intention, having faith in Him, if this church is true, he will manifest to you the truth of it, in his own way.

How I live my faith

When I was in young men and scouts we used to do a service project at least every month. Projects such as helping someone move, landscaping work, teaching, packing gifts for the needy etc, were wonderful experiences that brought joy into every single one of our hearts as young men. When I was in college I was called to be an english teacher for the Daily Dose Program, a program that teaches foreigners English as their second language. It was an excellent volunteering opportunity that I had to interact with people to help them in their daily struggle to learn a new language. Experiencing their progress really brings joy because you can tell they're trying to work hard towards a goal. I served as a missionary in the Washington D.C south mission. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I got to teach everyone around me about the truthfulness of the gospel. Thanks to this experience, I was able to meet the woman who would later become my wife. We have a wonderful marriage and continually strive to live a gospel centered life.