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Hi I'm Lorenzo

I love cheese, I'm a chemist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student right now finishing a degree in chemistry. My wife and I are the parents of an...energetic (but adorable) two-year-old. I love to play tennis and soccer, and also run with my wife. I'm also fixing up a motorcycle that I bought for $250 (that's the only way my wife would let me have one). I love to cook and have a particular affinity for cheese and butter. My favorite dishes include homemade pizza and mac'n'cheese, raclette, and anything chocolate. I'll be applying to graduate chemistry programs in a few months with the intent to pursue a PhD. I'm passionate about energy and hope to aid in building a sustainable energy future for markets across the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I think after everything, the big reason that I'm a Mormon is that it brings me happiness. There is no other source of happiness so lasting and deep as that provided by living the gospel. I think that's it, because it makes me happy. I have had times when I have not followed the gospel, and time after time it has brought me nothing but misery. So I do know that happiness is achieved through living the gospel. Specifically why am I a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? There are many good religions and faiths which teach many of the same principles taught in this church. I guess it all comes down to prayer and seeking the Lord to know if it is right. This comes down to a testimony of the Book of Mormon, if the book is true, then a lot is true. At the end of the book is a challenge extended by an ancient prophet, to test the Lord and pray to know if the book is a true record. I have offered this prayer, received my answer, and continue to receive confirmations day by day. I am grateful for the gospel in my life and the joy and perspective that it has brought me, and continue to do the best I can every day.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every moment. In my interactions with others, in my thoughts, in my deeds. I try to treat my wife with love and respect and build her up as much as I can. She is so precious to me. I try to have patience with my son and teach him to be kind to others and to learn obedience. I try to look for ways to help others. And even though I'm not always eager in my heart, I know that it is good and that I should. I try to do my best, and even though I do not always succeed, I continue trying.