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Hi I'm Diego Ortiz

I was born and lived my whole life in Southern California. I'm leaving soon to serve a mission in Tonga. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born as the oldest of four children in beautiful Southern California. I am a high school graduate and I plan on serving a full-time mission in Tonga. I love all forms of art including painting and drawing and especially music. I play saxophone and have been playing since I was 12 years old. I listen to and play music that evokes deep feelings and sends positive messages. After my mission I plan to keep my love for music as well as pursue a nursing degree.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a Mormon family, my parents always stressed how important it is to develop your own testimony of the gospel. I could not just be a Mormon because of my parents or because of my family. I had to see the truth in it on my own and, in a sense, go though my own conversion. And throughout my life I have done just that. I see the blessings and miracles in my life more clearly with every passing day. I know there is a plan for me and all of us and a never-ending amount of happiness for each of us if we follow his commandments and strive to live our lives the best we can.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect and make mistakes, but I always try to live the best I can and strive to become more like Christ in my actions. I look for the good in people and find myself always smiling and in a great mood when I carry this love for everyone who enters into my life. I also try to serve as much as I can whether it's picking up friends who can't get a ride to church or painting houses or large service, I look to always be helpful and serve my fellow men. I work with the youth in my ward and hope to serve as a good example to them that they may be able to share this desire to help and love one another. Along with this service, I have been called to serve a full-time mission in Tonga. I cant wait for this amazing opportunity to serve my Heavenly Father and bring happiness to all those I meet.