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Hi I'm Elder John Howard Balledos

I'm a missionary in Utah Salt Lake City Mission, a Filipino and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am 3rd of the 5th child in our family! Middle kids are always the best :) I'm a music guy. I play guitar a lot! I was a college student for 2 years before my mission, taking up ElectroMechanical Engineering. I love sports too, especially basketball! I love being in the beach! I love hanging out with my family and friends! I love exploring new things. I love our Savior! I love the gospel that we have. I just love everything! :D

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My families, mom and dad side, are very faithful and devoted of this wonderful church. My conversion begins when I was just a child. I really grew to love this Gospel of our Savior. It brings me so much peace, joy and love into my life. Even though I grew up believing in this church, I still saw a lot of roads that I can just take and not be a follower and example of Christ. I can easily take a road that will lead me to become a wonderful student, a successful guy and just live the life, still I want to know if this church is true. Then I accepted the invitation of Moroni: "Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." Now, I am here. I am doing all that I can to follow our Savior Jesus Christ. I know He lives because I found Him. I know that He loves me because I felt it. I know that I have a Father in Heaven because I know that I am a Child of God! This is my testimony!

How I live my faith

Currently, I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Utah Salt Lake City Mission. I was assigned to be one of the leaders during my youth years back in our home ward in Talamban, Cebu City. Before my mission, I became a ward missionary and I just love inviting others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. This is what brings me motivation to do missionary work all over the world!