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Hi I'm Mariez

I live in the Philippines. I am a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read the Book of Mormon and Chicken Soup for the Soul. My favorite sports is track and field. I love cats. I am a college student studying Bachelor of Science in Forestry.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the same church that Jesus Christ established when He first came here on earth. I believe that through the Prophet Joseph Smith the church was restored under the direction of God. I know that God lives and He loves us so much.

How I live my faith

I regularly attend church meetings and magnifying my callings. I teach children ages 8-11 years old every Sunday. I love visiting other members of the church and sharing messages to them that can help them strengthen their faith and also my faith to Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not Mormon. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. Many of these countries have few to no Mormons, but are also non-Christian. More than 53,000 Mormon missionaries serve through the world today. All of their service is to help those who are not Mormon. Joseph Smith himself taught that we are "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

The priesthood is the authority to act in God’s name. The same priesthood authority that existed in the original Church established by Jesus Christ exists in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today. The Church is directed and led through this authority. All male members of the Church who are prepared receive the priesthood in order to help lead the Church and serve Heavenly Father’s children. A man with the priesthood might serve in some of the following ways: Leading congregations of the Church Performing the ordinances of the Church, such as baptism Blessing those who are sick God expects those who hold this sacred priesthood authority to follow the example of Jesus Christ and serve with love, gentleness, and kindness. Show more Show less