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Hi I'm David Jimenez

Born and raised in the state of Utah. Currently serving a two year mission in Oaxaca México..

About Me

My name is David Manuel Jimenez, Jr. I am an eighteen year old living in Washington, Utah. I have lived in Utah my entire life, but I have been very lucky in being able to travel all over the United States. I am Half Puerto Rican, and I have had the chance to go visit the island a few different times. I am an absolute movie and book freak, and I could do both all day, or just talk about them all day. I am preaching what I know to be true and serving the people of Mexico in the Mexico Oaxaca Mission. In recent times I have really found a deeper sense of love and appreciation for my Savior and the atonement that he gave to each one of us. I love who I am and I will always strive to become better and more Christ-like.

Why I am a Mormon

For a long time I didn't really think that I wanted to be apart of the Church. I wanted to do my own thing. What I really sought after was a personal connection with God that no one else had except for me and Him. Eventually, after a while of this search, I made choices that I knew weren't constant with the teachings of the Gospel. Deep in my heart I knew what I could go to the Lord and show godly sorrow and receive repentance of these, but part of me told myself that what I had done was not forgivable, and that I wasn't worthy of my Father's love. So, for a long time I sat in this state of unrest and confusion, not knowing what direction to take and not knowing how to pull myself out of the sadness and hurt I found myself in. It was only after I came to my Heavenly Father and truly pleaded for help that I received a definite answer, and that answer brought me right to the doors of my ward meetinghouse. I met with my Bishop very regularly and I told him my desires to change my life and I told him I wanted to feel these burdens be left behind. I learned that only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ can this be done, and that anyone can come to Him. All of my inadequate feelings and feelings of not being worthy of God's love were for naught. He was always there, I just needed to CHANGE MY ATTITUDE and recognize His hand. All of the sudden these burdens were being lifted off of my shoulders and I felt like a new person. I never want anyone else to feel that they are trapped in their burdens and mistakes with no way out, and that is why I have such a strong desire to serve a mission. I never want to not feel like I have no way out ever again, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith every single day by communicating with my Heavenly Father in a few of different ways. The first way is through daily prayer. There are few times where I feel closer and more personal to my Heavenly Father than when I am on my knees telling him the things that I am thankful for and when I am honestly asking for help and guidance. The next is through regular scripture study. I have found that when you ask God for enlightenment and answers in your prayers, a main vessel of His answers can be made known to you through the scriptures. There is no better place to turn when you need answers or when you need time away from the world, and that is why I hold them so dear. The last one is through service and good deeds. If I truly love Jesus Christ and strive to be like him some day, than I will serve our fellow man, just as He did. Through the helping and love of others, I can feel closer to my Savior. As well as growing closer to Him, service will also affect other's lives in a very positive and impactful way, and when we know we are doing this our of the goodness of our hearts then there is no one more impacted and changed than us.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

David Jimenez
Mormon Missionaries preach the gospel for one reason, "To bring others unto Christ." These missionaries have no other desire than to help other people feel the love and the hope that they feel by being a member of The Church. They want families to be together forever, for spouses to be sealed for time and all eternity, and for everyone to return to live with their Heavenly Father someday. Because they want this so badly, they dedicate two years of their life to the work of the Lord. Show more Show less