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Hi I'm Elijah

I was born in the Philippines. I'm currently serving a mission in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy learning about countries' cultures and languages! It is my dream to eventually be able to travel different countries, communicate with the locals and get a feel for how their daily life goes. I also enjoy music. I can play the piano, guitar and violin at varying levels and I also love to sing. I love supporting my two favorite sports teams, the San Antonio Spurs and Arsenal FC. I am attending college, and trying to figure out if I want to study computer science, graphic design or languages. I typically seem shy and quiet but getting to know me more will reveal that I tend to be the opposite. I am currently preparing to serve as a full-time missionary in the Utah Salt Lake City West Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had the opportunity to be able to experience life in the Philippines and life in the US while growing up. The interactions are different, the food is different, the languages are different but the Gospel remains constant. Growing up as a child of two converts, I was raised in the church but generally relied on their testimony. I continued to study the teachings of the church and began to apply it to my life by following the commandments. The blessings that followed have continued to help shape me into the person I am today. I love that these blessings are not only available to me and my family, but to everybody else who wants it.

How I live my faith

I have been actively participating in the church programs and have fulfilled several callings over the years. One of the callings I still fulfill to this day is as a hometeacher. Hometeaching assignments allows me and my companion to visit with families to help them with their needs and also be their friend. I have a strong testimony of the blessings that hometeaching gives not only those being taught but to the teachers as well.