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Hi I'm Elias Linares

I grew up in in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and I'm currently a full time missionary in the Idaho Pocatello Mission.

About Me

I love literature, science, film, and music! I'm looking forward to studying at BYU after i finish my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I have come to the realization that science and logic don't have all the answers. Thus, only by putting my faith in the lord, all the question that i have asked myself -- like: why am i here?, how can i be happy?, can i truly have an impact on this world?, and what's my purpose in this life?-- will be answered. We are all part of god's eternal plan. We just have to learn what are role in it is!

How I live my faith

Currently, i have just finished High School and i'm preparing to serve a full time mission for the church. I have come to love the gospel, and, although i continue to strive for it everyday, i know i'm not perfect and that only through humbling myself to the things of the lord i will get closer to being like my savior Jesus Christ. The scriptures rock! I know that all my questions are answered there. I just need to continue to strive to find them.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Elias Linares
Because men are not perfect, don't take their word. Ask the lord with a sincere and humble heart. He will answer your prayers through the power of the Holly Ghost. Nevertheless, the power of the Holly Ghost works in mysterious ways. Don't be discouraged because you do not receive a direct answer. Just keep your eyes and heart open for its subtle answer. Show more Show less