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Hi I'm Luis Jose Medina

Born in Colombia. Raised in Texas. Sports lover. Student at Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up my passion was sports. I played almost any sport available to me in my area. Later on in High School, I stuck to just two sports, Soccer and Football. I was blessed with the ability to be successful in both sports, I lettered a total of 4 times (3 in football and 1 in soccer) and received all state recognition in football as a Kicker and had good enough academic criteria to receive the honor of being 2nd team Academic All-American. I also ventured into the world of scouting and with the help of my scout leaders and my family was able to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in 2013. Due to these accolades and my other academic achievements including graduating in the top nine percentile of my high school class I was able to be accepted to Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah. I attended one semester at BYU where I plan to major in Biology and am currently enrolled in BYU's Pre-Med track. I have since deferred for two years since I have received and accepted a mission call to serve in the Korea Daejeon mission, where I will be speaking the Korean language. I plan on returning to BYU after my two year mission,graduate, and move on to medical school so that I can achieve my dream of one day opening my own pediatric practice.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church that is to say that both of my parents were already members, and for a while my testimony of this church was a mirror image of my parents since I had not found mine own testimony yet. Later in life upon reading the Book of Mormon and praying about whether or not this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was true the answer I received was not a sure spoken yes but a feeling of warmth and reassurance that this church was the one true church on the face of Earth and that through it if one keeps the commandments and is obedient, then he/she will be blessed and be able to live with their families again after death. That is why I am Mormon because I feel and I know that through the atonement of our savior Jesus Christ we can all repent of our wrong doings and sins in life and have the opportunity to start a new again so that when we pass on to the next life after this we will be able to live with Him (Jesus Christ), our Father in Heaven, and with our families again after this life. This knowledge gives me the strength I need each day to face the adversity and hardships one faces on a daily basis due to the world in which we live and I know that if we accept this and join the one true church and accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer then we will be able to find joy and an everlasting happiness in our lives that will allow us to be able to bear the burdens we face. This is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have been called and accepted to serve in the Korea Daejeon mission for two years for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During this time I plan and hope that everyday while I serve others I will do so in a manor that will extend and show them that Jesus Christ loves them.