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Hi I'm Tiago

I grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was born into the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. My hobbies are baking, cooking, archery, and playing minecraft. I am about to go on a mission for 2 years and after I am planning on going to BYU for University.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know with my heart that the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints is true and I have felt that it is true by prayer and the Holy Ghost telling me it is true. The most recent experience I had that I felt the church was true was during a youth conference during on of the workshops the presenter said he would help us remember the love the Heavenly Father has for us. At the end of the workshop he played a video of the Mormon tabernacle choir singing a hymn but before he showed pictures of Christ hugging a child, adult, youth etc. and told us to pick the one that applied the most to us and then he played the video and the room was in complete silence except for the choir singing and that was the first time I had felt the Holy Ghost so strong and knew this was the true church of Jesus Christ. I am also a Mormon because I know the plan of salvation is true and that God wants us all to return to Him and have bodies like He does so that we can be like Him, our loving Heavenly Father. And, I know that because of His plan I can one day see my mom that died when I was 8.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping the commandments as best as I can and when I falter I get on my knees and repent and try not to repeat it. I always try to find time in my day to read the scriptures even if it is just one chapter and I always try to make space for the gospel in my life whether it be baking cookies to give to the missionaries when they come over for dinner appointments or even building the Washington Temple in Minecraft. I have had a few callings in the church, for example: as a young men in the young men program of the church I was the president of the Teachers Quorum and I was more recently, a few months before my mission, called as a Sunday School Councillor.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Tiago
No, I have helped friends of mines that are mormons but I have also helped friends that are not Mormon whether it was with school work, studying for a test, or even just doing service projects in my community. The church also tries to get to the zone of a natural disaster quickly to help locals in the area to have food and water. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Tiago
No, I chose to serve because years ago missionaries converted my parents to the gospel and I was born into the church which helped me a lot in my life because when I thought I was alone and had no friends I could always look to Christ and trust that I would always have people at church that would always be behind me to support me in my times of lonilieness. Show more Show less