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Hi I'm Romney Oaks

I am a chess player and a penny collector. I love statistics. I'm a cancer survivor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an 19 year old who loves to play chess. I collect U.S pennies as a hobby. I love to watch American football. I am serving a mission right now in New York City and I am speaking Spanish. I am going to major in Statistics in college. I survived cancer when I was a 5-year old child. I have 2 younger brothers and 3 younger sisters. I have worked in 4 different jobs before I came out; I worked in a movie theater, an Indian restaurant, as a math tutor for middle school kids and as a soccer referee. I am excited for he future and the amazing prospects that life holds.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith since I was young. I learned about the gospel and the blessings that it brings into my life. I continue to remain in the church because of the Spirit of Truth that I have felt when hearing the testimony of others and while I daily live what I know to be true. I have remained in this church through my hard experiences since it has brought me such great joy and peace that I don't want to lose that. I have prayed to ask if it is true and have been blessed through the actions and words of others in the church to come to know that what I am doing in the LDS church is correct.

How I live my faith

I had the opportunity to serve my fellow youth and help them grow closer to our Savior Jesus Christ. I read my scriptures daily and try to apply its teachings into my daily life. I am currently serving a mission in New York City to bring others closer to the Savior Jesus Christ. I am constantly striving to become a better person through my words and actions. I do that by applying what I learn in my studies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Romney Oaks
No person is forced to serve a mission. But it has been recommended by the Church that every able body, worthy young man should serve a mission. Young women are not required to serve a mission, but their service is highly appreciated. Some members are not able to serve a mission, for one reason or another. Many older couples choose to serve a mission as well. They are not under obligation to serve a mission, but their service is always appreciated. The simple answer to the question is no. We all have our free agency. All those who do chose to serve missions pay for their own mission. We serve missions because we want others to receive of the joy that we have felt from being members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less