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Hi I'm Joao

I grew up in California. I have a great passion for art. I am currently serving a mission in Mendoza, Argentina. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born in a city called Oxnard in California, and I have lived in Mexico for about 8 years, but I currently reside in Ceres, California. I am the oldest of 3 brothers and I love art! I create all kinds of art, but my main focus is on realistic portraits of people using prismacolor pencils. I also love playing sports, especially Soccer, Cross country, and Track. I also enjoy talking about political issues and events, and I find it important for a person to be politically active to help strengthen their country. I am the first in my family to serve a mission and I am currently serving in the Argentina Mendoza mission preaching the gospel, learning more of it every day, and loving the people I serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I truly believe this to be the gospel of Jesus Christ. Being born into the church, I learned to gain a testimony of the church and of Jesus Christ by reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it. I have felt great joy by living the standards of the gospel and I know that our Heavenly Father has always been there for me and my family. I am very grateful to our Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ for everything they have done for me, and I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to share this happiness with the people in Argentina.

How I live my faith

I try my best to always live the standards of the church at any time, no matter the situation. I also read the scriptures daily and share the gospel with those around me. I pray every day to feel closer to God and to have a deeper understanding of the plan that he has for me and for all of us. I often have get together's where members of my church and I participate in wholesome, family oriented and fun activities. I also have gone on many service projects with my church and my friends. I was also a leader for 11 year old boy scouts, and helped them learn the teachings of scouting and of gospel principals, and we have also done many activities together.