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Hi I'm Jose Luis

I was born in Chile, in '74. I knew the Church at age 15, and since then I have been active. I served as a missionary in Colombia.

About Me

I knew the Church at age 15, and since then I have been active. I served as a missionary in Colombia, and I married 18 years ago with Marcia. We have two children (Matias and Diego), aged 13 and 15, who are wonderful (not because they are my children). Being part of the Church is the most important thing in my life, because I feel that forces me to improve, to always be ready to become a better person. I love working with young people, they are so valuable, they are so special, are chosen in this dispensation. For my Church callings, I have had the opportunity to be close to them, to know them and get to love them sincerely. Youth programs in the Church are inspired, but they are not everything. Parents have the primary responsibility to raise them and support them.

Why I am a Mormon

Unlike many other cases, it was my mother who sought the Church to support the challenges that my older brother was having on their lives. In a special way, I feel the way I joined the Church was different from other cases. I was baptized at age 15 and never stopped being active. I had great leaders, people who cared for me, for my well-being, to grow spiritually and temporally. Serving as a missionary deeply marked my life was when I decided I would never take me away from the right path. Being part of the Church helps you become a better person, to be more responsive to the needs of others, to be a contribution to society, as you take your life and raise your children like. It is no guarantee that there will be no problems, but if you know how to address

How I live my faith

Personally, I try to remember always who I am and why I became part of the Church. Having served as a missionary reminds me that things are not easy for those who are just getting to know the Church. I try to be cordial, friendly, greeting people and look at their faces when I talk to them. I served as a bishop and stake president (now), and have been wonderful opportunities to put myself at the service of those who belong to the Church, and also those who are in the process of doing so. As a family, we try to make things right, and that is often not easy. For our beliefs, to live the commandments integrates so many times we explain that we do not smoke or drink, and that Sunday mornings are sacred to go to church. We have never softened the commandments that are not ours, they are commandments of God. My wife plays a key role in that, it is a fundamental support in our lives