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Hi I'm Vincent

I was born with Goodly parent (mom) , and have been taught to be a good example to others cause I'm a Mormon !

About Me

I love to play basketball with kids or with veterans , playing with my dog every-time and specially bonding with my mother, brother, and little sister .. I'm a kind of moody but jolly .

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I listen to the message of the missionaries and read, ponder and pray for the things that they shared to me and I've found out that all they have taught me are true . About the Prophet Joseph Smith and his fruit, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Where in my faith in Jesus Christ gets stronger and stronger that leads me to Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End . Amen

How I live my faith

I live my faith through magnifying the callings that is given to me and through sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ that I have in me and my Family .

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Vincent
Our local congregations are called wards (or branches for smaller congregations). They are organized geographically and members attend a ward or branch near their home. Because in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all the teaching materials are consistent throughout the wards and branches, a person will be studying the same lessons no matter where in the world they attend church. The spiritual leader of each ward is called the bishop (or the branch president for branches). He is a member of the congregation who has been asked to serve as a volunteer in this position. A group of wards forms a stake, and the leader of a stake is a stake president. “Stake” is not a term found in the New Testament, but is taken from Old Testament tent imagery in which the “tent,” or church, is held up by supporting stakes (see Isaiah 54:2). A ward or a branch is a community in which members develop friendships and help each other. Members try to follow the teachings of an ancient prophet who taught that when we are baptized, we are “willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light” and “willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort” (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 18:8-9). Through service, members lift one another’s burdens and express their love. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Vincent
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father’s plan for His children and the mission of Jesus Christ. They recorded that Christ appeared, after His Resurrection, to the people in America, taught them His gospel, and formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). Show more Show less