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Hi I'm Lorenzo Francis

I am not your average Mormon. (But in a good way!)

About Me

Well I was first introduced to the church through the missionaries. They knocked on my door one day and I was interested to learn more so I started taking the lesson and then a few months later I was baptized. In my spare time I like to play and listen to music. I have been playing the clarinet since I was in 5th grade. I also like to see movies on my spare time and play games. I plan to go to college after my mission in California. I am so grateful to be in the church and I can't wait to share the gospel. I can tell you with all my heart that the gospel has changed my life in so many ways. If I didn't have Jesus Christ in my life right now I would be in such a terrible place. The gospel has literally saved my life. Since I have started to live my life as closely as I can to Jesus Christ I can tell you that the blessing are countless. I find everyday right when I get up I feel blessed. Blessed to have a good family, blessed to have such an amazing ward family, blessed to go on a mission, but most importantly to be given more than a second chance from Heavenly Father. Even when I completely rejected him from my life and blamed him for my problems he was still there for me. I wouldn't be the person I am today without him.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have seen how much just one person can do to help another because they have the Spirit so strong in their lives. I hope one day I can be able to change someones life like how my life has been changed my living the gospel. I know Heavenly Father loves us so much and wants to see us succeed. I want to be able to share that with everyone I know. Being Mormon is hard and I know a lot of the world thinks we are weird but I know they can change once they know why we do what we do. It won't be us as a person that changes them but it will be Jesus Christ that will open their minds and hearts to what is the most important thing is in this life. Everyone is different and I know Heavenly Father made us that way. Being in the church you can see how we are all different but believe in the same thing. This is the one true church of Jesus Christ. Everything I have seen wouldn't have been possible without Him.

How I live my faith

I would do home teachings with my companion. We always made sure to check on the families we were teaching to see if there was anything we could do for them. Being the only member in my family I try to set an example everyday on what it is like to follow the teachings in the book of Mormon. I make sure I am strong in my faith and always keep the promises I made to heavenly father. I know that there are a lot of people that have faith in me and one is Jesus Christ. I know that he wants to see me live the best life I can possibly live so I strive everyday to be just like him. I am proud to show what I believe and I will always stand up against what is not right. Everyone always needs a little help and I will be there for anyone that does. I am so happy to be called to serve a mission and I will work as hard as I possibly can to help bring the gospel to people who are ready to hear it through the help of Heavenly father. I know he wants us to come back to live with him one day and I want to help Heavenly Father to share his love he has for everyone. I have had times where I wanted to give up but I know The Savior would never give up on me so I can't give up on him. He has been right by my side since before I was even on the earth and I know this to be true with all my heart. I am not perfect but I will never stop trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ.