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Hi I'm Romeo III Gasmena

I'm a writer, I love being a silent observant, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the church for 19 years of my life since the day that I was born. My parents are both return missionaries in the church, each served a mission in the Philippines. Dad served in Tacloban while Mom served in Cebu which are both southern parts of my country. I am currently a senior high school student here in Canada after my family and I migrated last October 28 2015. My favorite hobbies are reading, doing workouts, writing which is my major talent, singing, playing some sports and being an observant whenever I find myself alone. I also serve in the military as a cadet officer for a year when I was 16. I only have one brother who's still in Junior High. My plans are, after I graduate in highschool, I'm going to serve a mission which is in a few months in 2017 and thinking of my career when I go home to take electrical engineering or, RCMP or Canadian Military. All depends on what will happen. My favorite color is Orange and Blue, and my favorite dish is Chicken Curry.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon honestly because I was raised in the church by my parents who, both served their missions in my motherland. By their example, I was able to live a happy life with God though I was only able to get my true conversion by myself when I was 16 when things start to change differently as of before when I was younger. I questioned myself if I am really a Mormon because being raised in the church is not a thing that I am truly converted nor having a testimony which is only borrowed by your parents because most of us live in one faith yet we are not firm because we borrow it from someone else either a family or a friend. So 2 years before, when I was 17, a year before I move in Canada, after a church activity that night of Saturday, I went to a quiet and isolated room and offer a prayer to God because I can't withstand the feeling that I'm only a member because of what I am raised for and same time, remembering all my past sins. By it after an earnest prayer which is for the first time in my whole life that I did, the following day which is Sunday, first Sunday of that month which I can't remember, I gave my testimony the first time which is so powerful as I speak not by the belief of my parents, or from the messages of church leaders or by any people but I speak it by my words from my heart. And that confirmation from my testimony is one thing that I know God is true, and that His son Jesus Christ lives, and that the Book of Mormon is a word of God, not to debate with the bible or change the bible but to stand as another witness that God is true, and that the Prophet Joseph Smith is really a true prophet of God for God will not cease His love for us. Now, I really live it in my life despite that I'm not a perfect being even at my faith.

How I live my faith

By the means of having a strong, firm, testimony of the church. This is where mostly I gain my strength in it. I live it by the way I talk with everyone, which as I bring the name of Christ I am responsible to my words and actions. Reading scriptures daily is another one, attending church services is another since its not enough just to know Him by His name, His actions and by our faith. And lastly, prayer. It is the most powerful and the simplest of all things because this is where we build our faith in Him. I was also able to build and live my faith by being a leader and doing my callings in the church. One example is being a young man leader in my old country, the Philippines which at my tender age of 16-17, I was able to lead many youth with the help of leaders of course. I also served as a ward missionary for 3 years and my ward and a part time missionary which I live the way full time missionaries too for a month. Telling stories and sharing your belief openly with people who are open about God is also a thing that builds my faith to Him.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Romeo III Gasmena
Because it is the center of God's plan that's why we live on earth. It's honestly a hard thing for most people right now, but its the purpose to return in His presence, have our loved ones in our life and receive the everlasting happiness which is eternal life. It is where we develop our character not just by ourselves but also to them. It is where we learn how to make decisions with them in our stake. It is where the world revolves by the means of families because without it, there would be no foundation in this world, making life to be nothing. It is where LOVE started and by the means of it, it is first taught in families. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Romeo III Gasmena
The book of Mormon is a summary of all ancient prophets, who, all live before Christ during 600 B.C. starting from a prophet named Lehi, who is at the time lives in time of the prophet Jeremiah under the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah. It contains, like the bible, the fullness of the everlasting gospel. It tells about the ministry of Jesus Christ when, after His first resurrection, comes to the Ancient Americas and this are the other sheep which are referred (John 10:16). In addition, a prophet named Mormon, second to the last prophet before his son Moroni, abridged all the big records of the prophets who came before his time line and compiled them into one book, which he handed to his son who finishes the record. The name, the book of Mormon is a reward after his perseverance in keeping the records in safe and to his work of compiling them into one, which stands as another testament, a witness and the truth before God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Romeo III Gasmena
Joseph Smith is a prophet of God in the latter days chosen by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ who restored the true Church of Jesus Christ that has been gone from earth for many centuries after the great apostasy. We don't worship him, but rather, we respect him, honor him and proclaim his deeds as a gift of thanks. Like a hero who won a war or did something honorable to his country men. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Romeo III Gasmena
Honestly, as a member of the church it's a NO. And I would recommend that it is not lawful or not righteous to do it for it robs us all the beauties of life that we should be suppose to have. We are only but to be commanded to have one spouse for the rest of life which will help us through thick and thin, spiritually or any other aspects. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Romeo III Gasmena
Nay. Mormons or the LDS people help everyone. It's not a responsibility, but it is what the church stands for. To help all people throughout the four quarters of the earth. They are not picky regardless of race, belief, gender and age. Also, as it says in the Book of Mormon (Mosiah 2:17), the way we service people is the way we service our God. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Romeo III Gasmena
A testimony is a personal and a spiritual testament handled to us through the power of the Holy Ghost. It is the witness that we know that God lives, that Jesus Christ is the Son of our living Heavenly Father and so many more keys, the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the true church which is the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and that the keys and the authority which is the priesthood was once again restored to the earth by the hands of a man named Joseph Smith Jr, who is the a modern day prophet in this latter days and who is the instrument of returning the original church Jesus Christ used to build in His life and ministry and lastly, to know that the Book of Mormon is true so is the Bible as far as it is translated correctly. It is but the very important thing a Mormon(Latter Day Saint) carries in his/her life. It is an invitation not only to the members of the church, but to everyone who are seeking for the truth and wants to have joy and happiness in this life. Joy and Happiness that is everlasting and eternal not just getting it from our own success or part time pleasures. Show more Show less