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Hi I'm Lee Van Gemelo

I grew up in Philippines. I'm a Mormon convert i was baptized when i was 12 years old.

About Me

Hey!! I loved playing sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer and actually my favorite sport is american football but here in the Philippines we don't play american football!! I loved eating anything that is sweet such as chocolates :)

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because only this church ( The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) made me change from a BAD person to GOOD person. Before i became a Mormon i joined some of BAD doings of other people and when the missionaries thought me i realized that i am wrong of doing things that are BAD!! And because they also answered my question why i am here in this world at first i thought after this life all is done but the missionaries teach me that it is not all yet done. I decided to become a Mormon because they really make me feel the love. The true love of disciples of Jesus Christ and i learned also to love them..

How I live my faith

Before i go on a mission i was a ward and stake secretary of our youth in our ward and stake. I loved serving our youth. I loved to share that when we serve others and loved to serve them we will feel joy not only for our selves but for them!! As i magnify my callings and every time we leaders of youth are planing activities for them we always thinking of how can they enjoy their life as youth and they may love much more to keep the commandments of God and how can we help them realized to do things that are right!! And every time we saw that they are enjoying the activities that we planned for them we as leaders are also much more happy!!

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Lee Van Gemelo
Our families provide a setting for much of the growth we experience in life. In our families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. We share our joys and our sorrows. Family ties may bring us difficult challenges, but they also give us strength and some of our greatest happiness. The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness. While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. Show more Show less