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Hi I'm Ferg

Hi! I'm from the Philippines and I grew up in a small city on the mountains. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the eldest of my siblings and a son to a single parent, which means a ton of responsibilies. But I'm not complaining. It's actually a gift! In my spare time, I like to read books, but I enjoy writing stories even more. Right now? As of the moment that I wrote this, I help Chinese children learn English online. It's a good way to sharpen your patience, and seeing how much they improve is very rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in a Catholic family. I went to Catholic schools. I went to Catholic church with my family every Sunday. But things changed when my father passed away. It seemed that I was lost with no way of knowing where I must go. I often find myself leaning on the apporoval of the world and I felt my faith slowly slip away. Eventually, I met my friends and I had no idea that they were Mormons. I grew close with them as they were really goofy then. Until one day I fell in love with a Mormon girl. It was a rediculous excuse for me to go to church, but I went because of her. There, I saw my old friends and it was a reunion since we had not seen each other since high school. One friend asked me if the missionaries could come over to my house, and being an awkward kid who cannot sa 'No', I agreed. I spent a lot of sessions hiding from the missionaries, either pretending that I'm asleep or intetionally leaving the house. I wasted their time. But they were resiliant. They never gave up. Soon, I would wait for them to come eager for our next lesson. I learned the Book of Mormon. I learned to pray. I was baptized in 2012, a whole year since the missionaries began teaching me, not that I was stubborn, but because my family wouldn't let me. But their hearts were softened and I am the first in my entire family to accept the true church of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because when I though I knew the light, the fullness of the gospel showed me even more. I was blessed with a magnificent gift to know the truth; to know that our Heavenly Father has a grand plan enstored for us; to know that Jesus Christ had died so we might live; to know that the Holy Ghost testified in my heart that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that the Lord's Church has been restored for our benefit.

How I live my faith

My faith is important to me. It helped me get through a lot of situations in my life, that is why I try my best to keep it. Reading the scriptures and a regular attendance to church are sure ways to help strengthen my faith. It also helps to be surrounded by people who loves you and understand who you are and what you believe in. Knowing that they are there to watch your back is a fascinating way to keep my focus and move forward. But other than my family and friends, having a role to help children understand the gospel too has it's way of keeping your head up. I am a Sunday school teacher, and I often teach children from 8 to 11 years old. They run around, laugh, tease and sometimes scream, but seeing their curiousity of the gospel in their eyes and their diligence in learning it reminds me that there are always more to learn about our Heavely Father and in His son, Jesus Christ.