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Hi I'm Bert

I grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii, I am currently a student at BYU-Idaho, I love food and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be out doors. I love going to the beach, especially to go fishing. I love cooking and sharing what I cook with others. I like meeting new people and making new friends. I love to help people with whatever way I can. When an opportunity to give service comes around, I love to help.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member since May of 2010. My family and I met with missionaries before and loved them, however we did not progress and they stopped visiting us. A senior couple visited us and got our family baptized. I love the Savior Jesus Christ and following him has brought great joy in my life. The biggest blessing I have today because of the Gospel is direction in life. Without the Gospel, I would probably be stuck at home for the rest of my life.

How I live my faith

I am a full-time missionary serving in the Nevada Las Vegas West mission. I am proclaiming the gospel to people I meet everyday. It's tough, but to see the changes people make in their lives to follow Jesus Christ is absolutely worth it.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Bert
My experience as a missionary in Las Vegas was great. I can see the difference that people make as they come to accept it. I have always had a great respect for missionaries who knock on houses. I am a convert to the church and I was found when missionaries were proselyting. They go through so much to proclaim the truth and to invite others to come unto Christ. Their message is true. I have come to know through the power of the Holy Ghost and all may know the truth as well. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Bert
From my own personal experience, I feel that it is rewarding and it makes me happy to know that I am loved. We make our own personal commitment and promise with God to follow Jesus Christ to the end of our lives. It's not easy, but it isn't suppose to be. Christ walked down a very inconvenient road to salvation for mankind. We are required much to follow Christ, but the ultimate blessing in the end for us all is eternal life, to live in the presence of God forever. He wants that for every single one of his Children because He loves us. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Bert
The Book of Mormon it the " Keystone" of our religion. It is convincing evidence of what we have to be true. As our Prophet Joseph Smith said, " Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations, and where is our church? We have none..." Like the Bible, It is the Word of God and it teaches us His gospel. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. His Prophets in the Americas testified of the coming of a Savior and the Book of Mormon also gives a record of Jesus Christ personally ministering to his people there. To know for yourselves if it is true, you must seek out yourselves by diligently reading it and going to the number one source of truth, God. If you open your heart out in prayer and sincerely seek for an answer he will " manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost". As you seek out this answer from God, the teachings of the Book of Mormon will draw you closer to Him and you will understand the meaning of Christ's mission more fully. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Bert
We follow the example of Jesus Christ to the best of our knowledge, especially when it comes to baptism. Jesus had travelled 40 miles to the River Jordan to be baptized, not just by anyone, but by John the Baptist. He had authority given him from God to perform this sacred Ordinance. We are baptized by being immersed by water. We stand, are immersed entirely then brought back out of the water. This represents the death and burial of the old person you were and coming out of the water represents the new resurrected person in Christ. When we are baptized we take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ, which means we make a life long commitment to serve and follow Him until the End. Show more Show less