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Hi I'm Nephi

I am an MTC teacher! I love to teach! I love to serve and make my friends happy! And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm just a simple guy... I know a little of some things, I guess. I know how to strum the guitar, play a little bit of the piano, love to act, dance, and sing. I love being with my friends. I think I'm good in organizing events. I'm humorous. When I was in high school, I was active in both academics and extra curricular. In fact, I was the campus' president of the student organization. I'm obsessed in writing...just a little though. I attended different writing competitions and fortunately, I was able to participate in the nationals. But I didn't win. But twas okay for me! It was an achievement already. I've been to college for just a year and was a scholar. I gave it up just so I could serve on a mission. Now I'm preparing to go to the MTC.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. How it happened I'll tell you. My late grandfather, then in his early forty's, was attending a family reunion. It was held in his cousin's place who has already been a Mormon. This cousin of his had invited missionaries to come over. At that time, my grandpa was smoking. Unluckily for him, one missionary at that time was a good, really good hunter. He got a tiny stone and aimed at my grandpa's cigarette...and boom! He hit it! That was then the beginning of everything blessing our lives and hopefully our children's children's lives. My grandpa of course got mad. Later, the missionaries visited them and my grandpa's family listened to them. He wasn't the kind of man who hates those who wronged him until the very end. He was forgiving and easily forgets. By then, they accepted the gospel and became the pioneers of the stake I was born from. My parents nourished me with their love of the gospel and they let me grow in the church. Since childhood, I have never thought that this church wasn't true because at an early age, I knew! I have gained a testimony of the divinity of the priesthood power my father holds and how God answers us in sincere prayers. In my teenage years though, I've been lost for I guess, almost two years. For some, it might just be a short time. But for my soul, it was as if decades have passed! I became so weak and I missed being in the church. My soul had been spiritually malnourished. I began reading the scriptures and made a vow to finish it and then reread and finish it again and again. With it, I found my way. Never have I felt the gospel touch my life so dearly. And then I made a decision that will perhaps bless me forever - I will never ever leave the church behind. The power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ was just so exquisite filling me with the love I have never before felt. From then on, I always knew, I know, and will always know that this church is true and there is a way back to the presence of our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

My first ever calling was to be the Young Men Secretary. It wasn't going very well because that time, things were so hard for me. I can't manage to get away from the worldly cares I have had! However, things changed. Just like the prodigal son, I went back to our loving Heavenly Father. From then on, I longed to have a calling that I will really give my time to. Now, I'm currently the branch's family history assistant. I loved it! Also, I'm called to labor in the field. So now, I'm preparing my very best to go to the mission field to convert and tell the world how our merciful God loves us so much!

What do Mormons believe about family?

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We believe the family to be of utmost importance in the sight of our Heavenly Father. We believe He wants us to be with our family forever. And so we, Mormons, know that families can be together forever. "Can" because we work for it. Just like a man working hard to receive his monthly salary. Only this time, it's a salary to bless us eternally. Show more Show less