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Hi I'm Michael

I'm from the Philippines. I am currently serving as a full time missionary in Madagascar Antananarivo Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old right now. I've been a member of the church for 2 years already. The Gospel helped me become a good son of our Heavenly Father. My mother is a member, my sister also. My father is a non-member (but we are working on it). Before my mission, I worked in a farm. This mission really helps me develop the Christlike attribute which is really necessary. I learned a lot through my experiences here in the mission. I don't know know what would my life be if I did not became a member of the Church or decided to go on a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion story started when 2 young missionaries visited our house and talked to my mother (since my mother was less-active). Never in my life I knew that my mother is a member. They continued to visit us but it was stop since a little argument arose. After a month, we move to another house (which is very near to the Mormon Church). In that new area, our neighbors were all member of the LDS Church and they were our relatives. But even having that idea, I gave no attention to the church. In the university I was studying, I happened to talk to this professor who was once a full time missionary. He explained me about the proper way of baptism and about the Book Of Mormon. After a week, while tutoring this member of the Church, she showed me a copy of a shade-to-paper after reading the Book of Mormon. My curiosity arose and I decided to meet with the missionaries. At first meeting, I was so nervous but after the "shake hands", the nervousness was gone. They immediately invited to be baptized. Then after a month, I was baptized and confirmed as a member of the church. A lot of miracles happened to my life. Now, I am a full time missionary. It is now my time to preach the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is now my time to help God's children come unto Him. I know and I believe that this is the only and living Church on earth. I know that we have a living prophet today and that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that through the Atonement of Christ we can repent and return to Heavenly Father's presence. I know that Him who was crucified was the Christ, our Redeemer, our Savior.

How I live my faith

Those things that I learned, I make sure I apply it. I live my faith by acting on it and applying it on my daily life activities. I am active with the church's activities. I participate a lot when it comes to one's spiritual growth and will really help one to progress. I worked with missionaries before, which I really like. It's not just about keeping my covenants to God but it is also about doing it with all my heart and with real intention. I happened to be a young men leader before and it helped me exercised my talents given by God. In the church, when there is a service, I make sure I am always present.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Guidance. Light. Endurance. Protection from temptations. Understanding. Teaches. Comforts. These are some of the things or blessings we can receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost. This is one of the greatest gift that Heavenly Father offers us. By the Holy Ghost, we can also know the truth of the underlying facts about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less