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Hi I'm Joy Ann Cruz

I was born and raised being a Mormon. I love to sing and dance these are my passion. I love being a member of the church

About Me

I am Joy! I love to sing and dance. I love to share my talents to other people. I was working as an ESL Instructor for the Koreans. I love to interact with other people. I am currently serving as a full time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Australia Melbourne Mission I am here on my mission to represent the Lord's name and I love being a missionary. It does help me to know how Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us. I know of a surety that Jesus is the Christ. I gave up my career to serve on a mission. I am a normal person like you do, but I'm here on my mission to help other people to come unto Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church with a loving parents. At first, I really do not know exactly what's going on because they just always brought me to church so, all I think it was just a regular basis. My father was the bishop during that time and was one of the pioneer members in the church here in the Philippines, but he passed away when I was 7 yrs of age. It's hard to live without the guidance of your father. During my childhood days, my faith has been tested since when I was young we do not have that firm foundation, we just have a borrowed testimony so I really do not know if it's really true. I've been struggling for so many years since I was a kid. I do attend church, been active for so long and never been inactive. However, I am spiritually inactive even though I am physically present. They see me as a jolly and a friendly person as if like I do not have any problem, but deep within my heart I have been wrestling spiritually for a long time. I've never been absent to any kind of activities.Till I became a Young Single Adult, all of my friends are serving a full-time mission and others just returned home from their missions. I would always want to serve a full time mission I have this desire to serve the Lord, but there's this thing that's pulling me back to serve. I've been prideful for several years, fear of men arose. I forgot that I should fear the Lord over men. I wrestled unto the Lord to ask for forgiveness but that's not enough. I found a Godly sorrow for myself that leads to my turning point. I have witnessed how merciful our Savior. He loves us! I more fully understand the atonement of Jesus Christ and how it blesses our lives. True repentance brings happiness to one soul. I am so grateful for being a member of this church! Now, I am ready to serve the Lord. I know that the book of Mormon is true. I promise you, as you pray to Heavenly Father with a sincere heart if it's true He will answer your prayers for He knows the desire of our Hearts.

How I live my faith

I am a ward missionary in our ward. I am also a music instructor from ages 3-11. As I magnify my calling as a music director, I realized how precious these kids to our Father in Heaven. The Lord loves us so much that He provided everything we need here on earth. I always work with the missionaries.I do love sharing the gospel with other people for I know it is important to share these things, I want to make them feel the happiness that I felt as I completely understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. It brings peace and hope to those who truly live the gospel despite much affliction that we are facing each day. I am a choir member as well. I just love sharing my talents. Through that, I can help build His kingdom and I can show how grateful I am and how I love my neighbor as I love myself and lastly, how I love the Lord so much. If ye are in the service of your fellow being ye are only in the service of your God. ( Mosiah 2:17 )

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Joy Ann Cruz
Jesus Christ sacrifice Himself for us to receive the fullness of joy which is Eternal life. He saved us from an endless woe. I know that the atonement of Jesus Christ is very essential to every individual. No matter how good are we without the atonement, we cannot be saved. That how He loves us! I know and testify that He really loves us. The atonement of Jesus Christ was real. Through the atonement of Christ we can repent of our sins. Because of it, we can become clean. There is hope in the atonement. This is one of the greatest blessing that we received here on earth. Show more Show less