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Hi I'm Adolpho Oliva

I grew up in Texas. I am an Eagle Scout. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am getting ready to serve a mission in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. Both my parents are converts to the church. I enjoy reading and writing. I aspire to be a teacher one day.

Why I am a Mormon

I have never been a part of another religion, but I didn't always have a testimony. I grew up repeating what my teachers and parents taught me but never fully understanding it or appreciating it. It wasn't until I began to go to seminary and realized how little I really knew, that I opened my eyes. I worked for my testimony. I fell multiple times and continued to wonder if it was all true. After so much searching, I looked back on my struggles and realized how far I had come without even realizing it. I didn't get my testimony through some miraculous epiphany. I obtained my testimony through slowly changing into the person Heavenly Father wanted me to be. I'm still trying to become that person because I'm not there yet. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by visiting families and the elderly as part of home teaching. I strive to live a righteous life close to my Heavenly Father but I'm not perfect. I do my best to set an example for the youth in my ward.