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Hi I'm Bishop

I was baptized at the age of 18 by my now best friend. I love bringing others to share in that same experience. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My main hobby is the performing arts. I was in show choir all four years of high school, and have also been in 6 plays and musicals. I have a strong fascination with all sciences, especially biology, which I major in. I joined the church at the age of 18, just before my High School graduation, and then went off to college for two years. Now, I'm serving my mission in the Utah, Salt Lake City West Mission speaking Spanish. I absolutely love serving my lord and savior Jesus Christ, and bringing those who are lost to Him. I have seen this gospel change lives, including my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my friend invited me to his church one day. After praying about who he should invite, my name kept being the answer. He was more than unsure at first, but eventually conceded to his promptings and asked me. Obviously, I said yes. He invited me again the following Sunday, and this time asked the missionaries to teach a lesson. Afterwards, I felt like I had grown to know God a bit more. Questions that I had had my entire life were being answered. They gave me The Book of Mormon and asked me to read it. I continued to attend lessons and read The Book of Mormon and pray more frequently and more fervently. I eventually gained confirmation that all I had been taught and read was true. However, I still didn't feel prepared to be baptized, but after talking with the missionaries and the friends I had made in the church and hearing each of their testimonies, I knew that I was ready, and told the missionaries that I was ready to be baptized. My parents were less than thrilled. Being 18 at the time, I could have joined without their consent, but I wanted to show them that my conviction was true. My parents set up a series of things I had to do before being baptized, which mostly consisted of reading and watching anti-Mormon material, and meeting with my uncle, who is an Episcopal priest. After having done each of these trials, my faith only grew stronger. God stayed with me throughout this time, and kept me on His path for me. I was eventually baptized by my now best friend, the one that had invited me to church in the first place. Now, just three years later, I am serving a mission of my own so that I can find and teach those who were like me, and bring them unto what I know to be true, and what has brought me immense joy.

How I live my faith

I love doing service work, whether it's making a new campsite, helping someone move, or painting a house, I'll be there. However, my favorite thing to do is missionary work. I love being able to have the chance to serve Christ by teaching the Spanish-speaking community here in Utah about His love. When I return from my mission, I intend to continue teaching the gospel every chance I get. I know that there are people out there who are in great need of Christ's true church, and I intend to find them. I also live my faith by simply keeping the lord's commandments by praying often, attending church weekly, and loving my neighbor. God comes first in everything I do.