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Hi I'm Lorenzo Lingardo

I grew up in California. I first learned about Mormons when I was 17. I'm a Mormon. I am serving a mission in Milan, Italy.

About Me

Even before the church, I was a very picky child. I was given many opportunities to do things, but I wouldn't try them. Up until my high school years, I realized that there was more to life than sitting around playing video games, which is still another hobby of mine. I joined the church when I was 17 and never had too much of a religious exposure until then. I had small instances of going to church but those did not stick with me. While I did not get the big, Mormon family exposure, I did get my family, for which I am grateful for. They taught me how to be accepting and loving in different ways than I had thought of.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because I wanted to understand more about God and his purposes. Once I came to feel the love of Him and His son, Jesus Christ, I knew that this church was true. I always felt alone, as I am an only child, but when I was with the Mormons, I felt complete. I knew that I was cared for genuinely and that I could depend on these people. As I got further into the faith, I experienced happiness and joy that I could never imagine. Becoming a Mormon is a decision that I would never regret.

How I live my faith

My ward is a very active and loving ward. I currently teach the five year old kids in our ward as well as help the missionaries.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Lorenzo Lingardo
We believe in donating 10% of our income for the good of others. The money obtained from this process is given to those who need it more than we do at the time, but never is used to pay for our bishops or anyone like that. For example, one of the sources that tithing can go to is for a family that is struggling financially and does not make enough money to have food. It can also help people pay for college that do not have as much as others. Show more Show less