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Hi I'm Charles J Passantino

I live in Keller Texas and I am going to serve in the Rome Italy Mission. I love the gospel and sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an eighteen year old young man who loves to play golf and basketball. I enjoy scouting and am an eagle scout and have enjoyed the program the entire time. The thing that I love the most is my family and all of the amazing people in my life. I am blessed to be the uncle of two awesome boys and one beautiful girl. I am extremely grateful for the life that I have been given and feel blessed beyond belief for this wonderful gospel in my life. My parents and siblings are my heroes and I gain knowledge and strength from them each and every day. I wouldn't be here without the love and kindness of my friends everywhere who are always there for me in all that I do. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who loves all of his children and am grateful for the ability I have to seen that love each day of my life. I cannot wait to serve a mission and be able to teach people about the restored gospel on the earth today and how they can one day live with their Father in Heaven again.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to have been born into this wonderful gospel. As I grew up I learned though that this would not be good enough on its own. I couldn't just go to church and go through the motions but that I needed to gain a testimony of Christ's church for myself. I remember one time in particular where I prayed to know that this was the true Church that had been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I wanted to know for myself before I went on this lifelong journey that I was about to begin. I went into the woods and prayed to know if this was the true church and that night in the form of a testimony by my Bishop I was given the answer. As he testified of this gospel I felt the spirit in me testifying that what he was saying was true. I knew it in my mind but now I felt it in my heart. That feeling has been described many different ways but to me it was an uncontrollable warmth that covered me and let me know that my Heavenly Father had heard my prayer and that he had come with my answer. I know for certain that this is the gospel of Christ that has been restored on the earth today by modern revelation given to Joseph Smith and I know that that gospel is led and guided today by a prophet whose name is Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

I am able to serve with the young men in my ward. These guys have become like brothers to me as I served as the leader of our group in the roll of First Assistant. I have seen many of these boys become men and have watched as their testimony of the church has grown immensely. I have the opportunity to serve as a home teacher in our ward. My father and I home teach a number of families whom we have come to love dearly and that we have learned so much from. I love being able to home teach with my father because I have learned so many important lessons as he has taught about this gospel and as he has given me the opportunity to prepare my own lessons and strengthen my own testimony. I also have been blessed with the chance to pick up an elderly gentlemen for church every week and learn important lessons on being patient and how I should always strive to be at church in whatever conditions I may live in.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Charles J Passantino
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ did live. Along with the Bible it contains the fullness of the gospel in these Latter Days. The Bible contains the writings of ancient prophets whom lived in the middle east part of the world. Because God is no respecter of persons he loves all of his children so he gave all of them guidance in the form of prophets. As their were prophets such as Moses God gave those living in the America's that thing by giving them prophets so they could become closer to their Heavenly Father. The Book of Mormon is a record of those Prophets and their dealings just like the Bible does of those prophets in the other parts of the world. This book testifies of Christ and his teachings supports and verifies the Bible. I know that if you read this book with full sincerity then you will come to know of its truthfulness. Show more Show less