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Hi I'm Giovanni Nieto

I'm a light skin, Mexican, Mormon for life. I like poetry, I love soccer, and I'm obsessed with Disc Golf.

About Me

I play competitive soccer and aggressive disc golf when I have time. I'm a student, at 25, I finally decided to study Visual Media at the local college. I hate cell phones cause I love being outside, I get on social media once in a blue moon. I love my parents and three siblings. I have two nephews and three nieces. I could be a professional sleeper, and could compete in aggressive eating, but I choose fitness over sleeping and eating, toughest decision of my life for sure. I like to read non-fiction magazines or articles because I like to teach myself often about new ideas and concepts about the mind and body. I believe I'm a good person with good intentions, always looking for an opportunity to work or break a sweat. I like to listen to people, although most times I keep my opinions to myself, because my mama always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I have a few mottos, but my favorite would have to be; ALWAY SHOOT TO BE BETTER THAN WHAT, OR WHO YOU WERE YESTERDAY.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon, because I read The Book of Mormon. It is another Testament of Jesus Christ. I am Mormon because on July 22, 2013, two sister missionaries, that had been set-apart by a priesthood holder, contacted me on the streets of Escondido. I was debating with myself to continue in what I was doing, or choose to follow a new path. I am Mormon because I decided, after meeting these missionaries, to follow Jesus Christ's example to be baptized by someone holding the proper authority. I am Mormon because I have a testimony of The Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, by the Prophet, Joseph Smith. I am Mormon because I took on the name of my Savior. I am Mormon because I believe in covenants and commandments, I'm Mormon and I don't check my religion at the door. I'm proud to be a member of The Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because Jesus saved my life.

How I live my faith

How do I enjoy my faith in Jesus Christ? That is simple I practice the basic gospel principles. Well It kind of started when I first looked into the shiny mirror when I was eight years old. It was right after I scored my first soccer goal. I told myself, "God was watching." I told myself that from that moment forward I would belong to God and praise Him. When I got older I struggled with sobriety for a long time. I thought of marriage and family. My faith in God the Father and God the Son, lead me to believe that I was meant to marry a virtuous daughter of God. My faith in that idea, seemed silly at first, but I when I thought of what God has to offer I decided the only way I could marry one would be, if I attended his church. At this point in my life I asked what church to join. It is quite intriguing how if we don't worry, and believe God has a plan for us, we can live a happy life. I have faith that I belong to God, and because I have faith that is true, I live a happy life, and hope for the best outcome when life becomes challenging. I exercise my faith by praying, repenting, reading the holy scripture, attending church, and the San Diego Temple because I have learn for myself that, my Celestial Father wants that for me.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Giovanni Nieto
The purpose of life is to prepare to meet God the Father, and prepare to meet Jesus Christ the Savior. Show more Show less