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Hi I'm Junior

I grew up in south Florida. I enjoy quality time with friends and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Entering the country at such a young age, English was my first learned language, followed by Creole and Cebuano. Hobbies I instantly fell in love with include reading, writing, sports, and playing the piano. I am a high school graduate, preparing to serve a full time mission, followed by continuing my education at Brigham Young University. Although I plan to pursue a bachelors degree in the communications department, I believe learning is a life long process. Learning new things and meeting new people is one of my favorite things to do.

Why I am a Mormon

Similar to many members of the church, I am a convert. I was a part of the Catholic faith because of family background. As I aged, i wanted to know more of the mysteries of God. I prayed to find a church where I could understand and learn of God and His son Jesus Christ. The next night, less than 24 hours later, two men in white shirts knocked on my door. I had never seen them before but decided to let them in. They began to teach me and my family, which soon became a daily routine. I accepted their challenge of praying to ask God if what they spoke about was true. I did this with a sincere heart and received an answer through the Holy Ghost. It was a strong feeling of good and peacefulness in my chest, a feeling I could not deny. It related to the feeling I had when I entered the temple several years later. I found for myself through reading Scriptures and consistently attending church services that the Gospel I was taught was the Gospel of Christ. I am a strong and active member to this day, and would not be if I did not know for a fact that i was where the Lord wanted me to be.

How I live my faith

After converting to the church at fourteen years old, I noticed and appreciated the roles it allows the members to be apart of. I was able to assist fellow young men in administering ordinances to the congregation and provide service to them. This allowed me to grow as a person and witness the mercy and love the Lord has for His children. Throughout my tenure in the church, I have been able to teach over one hundred different families with the missionaries. I was even able to baptize some who later became my closest friends. Watching them grow as I have in the church, through the likes of receiving callings and striving for righteousness strengthens my testimony of service. Everyday I feel the Lord's love and influence in my life. Through Him I am able to progress myself and help others further in faith and knowledge of the Gospel. To be mormon is to live a virtuous lifestyle, and trying your best to be Christ-like.