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Hi I'm Jamil

I grew up in the Phillippines, but immigrated to Canada when I was 13 with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a very creative person. I love to express myself through many forms of art; through dance, music, drawing and even poetry. I love to dance, hip hop in particular, KRUMP to be more specific. I also love to play the piano and listen to music. I sing once in awhile and when i feel like it, so that's another hobby. I also love to express myself through paper and words, I love to draw. I'm thinking of going in to the design field when i go back to school. But something that people really don't know about me, is that i love to write poetry and express myself through writing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, though i never really understood what it really meant to be part of this Church till I asked our Heavenly Father myself. I grew up, being taught about Jesus Christ and about stories in the Bible and Book of Mormon and I have always loved learning about it. But as i grew older, i encountered many challenges and experiences that made me ask about the Truthfulness of this Gospel. I went to a Catholic high school, and we were required to take a religion class every year. I had one project in particular where we were asked to research, study, and present about a cult. As i researched and got curious about the many different sectors and cults, I then started to read and watch many videos about these beliefs. My curiosity, led me to watching many different videos and reading many articles that left me questioning myself and my faith. I was very confused and started doubting all the things i grew up learning. It was not a good feeling. I felt lost and was in a state of darkness. But i did heed and remembered Jesus' teaching: "Ask and ye shall receive" and about what the young Joseph Smith read in the book of James "If any of you lack wisdom, Let him ask of God." So I did what Joseph did, and acquire of the Lord. I asked with the fullness of my heart to know if the things that I was taught growing up in the Church is true. I pleaded for clarity and for the truth from all the confusion. He gave me a simple yet life changing answer. He made me feel peace and comfort, I also felt a warm feeling in my heart, telling me that these things are true. From that day on, my testimony of His power, and the truthfulness of the Gospel grew. I know with the fullness of my heart, that these things are true. I know that God lives, and that He sent His Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, to atone for our sins. I know with the surety of my soul that This is His Church, and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I leave all these things in Jesus name, Amen.

How I live my faith

I'm currently waiting to go on a mission. I was called to serve the people of Argentina! I leave in a few days actually. I'm very excited to have this whole new experience in my life. This calling let me invite people to come and learn more of Christ. I want people to have the same happiness I've experienced and to know of the truth that this Gospel brings to my life. I love to share my testimony to others and share them what I know and the different experiences in my life that made me the person I am today.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jamil
Have you ever wondered how many people that lived and died on earth without ever knowing or hearing about Jesus Christ, or even had the chance of being baptized? This is why we perform proxy baptisms in our temples (also called as Baptism for the Dead). We are baptized on behalf of those people who didn't get the chance to receive it. However with the God's gift of agency or free will, they can choose to accept it or not. We are not forcing it upon them. They have the choice, we are only to invite and perform the things that they were not able to accomplish while they are alive. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Jamil
Having faith is believing in something that you cannot see. Knowing that there is something Greater, that there is something true, though it's not visible to your eyes. It's like believing that the sun will rise every morning when we wake up or that believing you can achieve your goals in life, even though you are not sure that it will happen. Show more Show less