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Hi I'm Mauricio

I grew up in Southern California. I work at a company called Thrive Life. I go to BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work at a company called Thrive Life and attend Brigham Young University. I am the third oldest out of 4 children. I have all sisters and although it's been crazy in the house growing up, I love them all to death. My parents moved to California back in the 80s from Peru and Chile. I love hiking the trails all over Utah. My passion is entertainment with movies and music. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have great friends and family around me and being able to work and finish college.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church as a Mormon, but was very shy to admit towards non-members about my faith. With time, it became easier to understand why I went to church and believed in what I believed in. I am a Mormon because it brings peace in my life and greater understanding in everything I do. I was constantly hit with challenges and problems in this world that I sometimes believed no one cared about me. It wasn't till my high school years when I realized that we have Heavenly Father who loves and cares for us. It helped me see that the things I went through were for a reason. Opportunities came to me and I was so grateful that I knew Heavenly Father made me the person I am today. Plus, the relationships and friendships you make with others at church helped me realize that we really are a family, helping each other out in whatever way we can because all of us are not perfect.

How I live my faith

I am the ward mission leader for my ward at church. I help out with planning activities so that the ward can be more unified. Member missionary work is all about treating everyone like family. Teaching others and setting the example towards others can really make a difference. You never know who you can affect. It's great to just always have a great time with life, and help others enjoy this life because we are constantly being hit with challenges. I do my best to have daily scripture study because becoming more like Jesus Christ is how I live my faith. We need everyone to be like him in this world because he truly was an inspiration towards us all.