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Hi I'm Elder Hales

I was born in China and was adopted by an American family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived in an orphanage in China that did not participate in any religious activities nor taught anything about God. This period of time also happen to be the the time where I struggled the most to find the guidance, hope, and light in the environment of which I was surrounded with. This slowly influenced me to give up on myself on the path to achieve my full potential: whether it be academical, social, or spiritual. However the most important wisdom that I have learned is that God is in control of everything and His plan for me is perfect, of which I begin the my first step of recognition with the American family. I have come to be a new person through the the gospel of Jesus Christ, for He himself said "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life".(John 8:12) I have learned for myself the importance of family, religion, school, and friends. I am serving a church-based mission in Irvine, California, speaking Mandarin Chinese because the love of God that is ever present with me, for the which I want to share with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that God loves his children and will not forget about any of them. He knows the needs, desires, and wants of every person here on earth. I was an example of this manifestation of Godly love, for He knew that I needed a family that is founded on the foundation of Christ at the time when I was the most vulnerable. I know that you can also come to experience His love for you as you come unto Him.

How I live my faith

I am a home teacher and a Priest . As a home teacher, I have the opportunity each month to visit the families which I am assigned to. The main purpose of this is to fellowship the families by getting to know them individually and to leave with them a spiritual message. As a Priest, I have the responsibility to administer the sacrament. I am now a missionary and am willing to spend the next 2 years in the serve of God by sharing the assurance of the hope found through the only the captain of our salvation, Jesus Christ. This might be much sacrifice to those who are not familiar with our religion or testimony but I declare with my whole heart that it is not much a sacrifice but a great blessing and privilege to invite others to "come unto [Him]'.

What is the priesthood?

Elder Hales
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