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Hi I'm Elder Reyes

I live in Manila. I am called to serve in the Philippines Baguio Mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Right now, I am the eldest brother in our family. I have two younger brothers. My father died last 2013, because of kidney disease. Our mother is the one taking care of us now. We hope and believe as a Mormon that families can be together forever. I left college last year because I am preparing to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I like playing basketball and table tennis. I am also an avid student of the Bible and politics. I like trivia about health and nutrition.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a student in college taking up Development Studies, where I became an activist in the past. Most of my classmates and colleagues were shocked to my conversion when I left the activist life. An activist tradition tells of dropping out of school like this,"Schooling got in the way of education." "We learn in the streets." I did it, but as a future missionary - to drop out of school and go to the streets, as radical as it is. Most people think, especially my colleagues, that religion is just another cultural bogus, but I learned, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, religion encompasses politics, that politics is religion itself. As a Mormon, we sustain all governments (Articles of Faith 1:12), and believe to be politically neutral. We believe that the institution of the government was of God historically that is why we sustain all governments. You can request a conversation with me for more information. For the mean time, here is a quote from President Ezra Taft Benson: “The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of the people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. … Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature” (“Born of God,” Ensign, Nov. 1985, 6).

How I live my faith

I was a leader of the young men (ages 12-17) in our ward. I give my example as a true disciple of Jesus Christ and always invite them to do good. I was also a ward missionary and I always find out the true situation of the people in our community. I witnessed many things how the Lord loves His children and are literally keep sending His servants to the rescue from the sins of the world.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Elder Reyes
We believe in the absolute truth. Most postmodern ideas and culture say anything can be true. So, how can we have an absolute answer? "And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." (1 Kings 19:12, KJV). This happened to the prophet Elijah when when he was seeking the Lord. Later in the Lord Jesus Christ's ministry, the Lord said as He was going back to the presence of our Father in Heaven, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26, KJV). The answer is simple, ask God Himself, who created us and knoweth all things. The problem is we have a false tradition about prophets and apostles. We think that they are just in the Bible, never coming alive again. We believe we can all be disciples of Jesus Christ, even now. The very purpose of all the holy scriptures written is for our instruction, to know God's Will, and that is the absolute truth through the Holy Ghost (see 2 Timothy 4:16; John 7:17, KJV). I invite you to investigate our church, and as missionaries teach you, notice what you feel. As you pray and read the Book of Mormon, and attend church with us, I promise that you will feel the Holy Ghost as you pray sincerely about our message, that it can bless your life, as it has blessed mine. Go to https://www.lds.org/maps/?lang=eng to find the nearest church. Show more Show less