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Hi I'm Dominik Campora

I'm an aspiring musician, dreamer, and missionary! I love all things music, love to make people laugh, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My childhood started in a suburb right outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Music has always been something big in my life because my dad plays in an orchestra--you'll always catch me listening to music, whether it's in the car, at home, or with friends. I'm in love with electronic music, rock, country, classical and anything else that floats my boat, I guess! I'm a firm believer that good people and good music equals some of the best times you can have! After high school, I started college at Brigham Young University studying trumpet performance. My dream is to tour the world with a world-class orchestra. At the moment, I am serving a full-time mission in Warsaw, Poland, and it's the best time of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

So, the gospel has always been in my life thanks to my amazing family. But, that doesn't mean I always knew that this church was true, or that I knew it was something that would change my life. My whole life I grew up hearing "the Book of Mormon is true," or "This church is true," and I guess I just relied on other people's knowledge of the truth. But one day I realized that I needed to find out for myself if everything I had been hearing was true...that day was when we finished the Book of Mormon as a family (we would read it every so often after dinner time,) and we read Moroni 10:3-5. This is when the prophet Moroni gives us the wise council of praying to know if the Book of Mormon is true or not, and gives us a promise that if we really want to know, and if we have faith that Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, we will receive an answer through the Holy Spirit. So I ran up to his room that night and prayed about whether or not this book which I had heard about and read is actually true. That night, I felt something I had never really felt before--I felt God's love for me individually. It felt like a really big, warm, and comfortable hug that encompassed me entirely. I sat there astounded by how good I felt there kneeling at my bed--I couldn't say a word. It is something that I cannot recreate or fully describe in words--which is why I know without a doubt that this was God's answer to my prayer. Through the Holy Ghost (which is sometimes called "the comforter" in the bible,) God comforted me and showed me his love. It's true! And ever since that moment, I have been trying to learn and continue on the path to growing closer to God. I have had tough times, times I doubted that answer, times that I doubted again that God was really there, but through feeling God's love and Christ's atonement heal me and enable me to become something better than I once was, I know this is true. And I want everyone else in the world to experience it, too.

How I live my faith

I think the best way to live your faith is to live it and really love it! The more people can see the light of Christ, the more they will want to see how they can gain that same happiness for themselves. It's not easy, but it's the best thing we can do as disciples of Jesus Christ. At the moment, I am sharing that light with the world as a full-time missionary in Poland! I strive to view others as Christ sees them by loving and serving them, whether if it's just smiling at somebody on the bus, or helping a classmate, stranger, neighbor, family member, or friend. People need to see the happiness, brightness, and hope that Christ brings to our lives. One of my favorite scriptures is Mosiah 2:17: "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." So whether it be a friendly smile, an act of small service, spending time with someone in need, or serving a full-time mission, the gospel brings happiness and light to God's children. Being a missionary is one of the most challenging things I have ever done, but it's the most rewarding because I know that I am bringing this happiness to these beautiful and awesome people in Poland. The love I have for my brothers and sisters here is indescribable--there's just something about serving people that makes you love them.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Dominik Campora
Simply put, we believe that God is our loving Heavenly Father. This means we are His children! He knows us each individually, and wants the best for us! I think a unique thing we believe is that God has a personal plan for each one of us--a plan for us to be the happiest we can be in this life and live with Him again someday after this life. This plan sometimes includes trials and ups and downs, but once we understand and have faith that God has His plan for us individually, that He is in charge, and that He knows what the best for us is, it is easier to get through those hard times and really truly enjoy the good times and live life to the fullest. God is perfect, all knowing, loves us perfectly, and wants the best for each of his children. So I guess in summary, the nature of God is love. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Dominik Campora
The purpose of the welfare system of the church is to help those in need--just as Jesus Christ would. The welfare program is not just giving people food, resources, etc., but to help teach people to be self-reliant and build good foundations for the rest of their lives and eventually help other people as well. Christ was all about helping and lifting people up, and that is what the welfare system is all about. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Dominik Campora
The Priesthood is the authority to act in God's name. It is the authority and power of God given to His children in order for us to serve, bless, help, and uplift one another. All male members who are worthy (live according to the standards of the church) can hold this authority. Some responsibilities of the priesthood are: blessing the sacrament, giving other people blessings, and teaching other people in their homes. Show more Show less