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Hi I'm Sammy Villanueva Lamasan

I grew up in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. I love to play Basketball. I'm a Mormon too :)

About Me

I am a simple man living with my simple family. I like to play basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the teachings of the church. I know the plan of Heavenly Father for me. It teaches me how to become a good leader or example to the people around me.

How I live my faith

I always join the activities in the church, before I got my Mission Call my calling was a Branch Clerk. I'm teaching the Young Men once a month.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Sammy Villanueva Lamasan
Joseph Smith Jr. was born in 1805 in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, to Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith. He had 10 brothers and sisters. His parents taught him to pray, read the Bible, and to have faith in God. At age 14, as an answer to fervent prayer, Joseph saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in his First Vision. At age 17, Joseph began to receive heavenly messengers who prepared him for his role in the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. He was a prophet, just like Moses, Isaiah and others in biblical times. He was strengthened by God to fulfill His mission much as was Jeremiah who said, “Ah Lord God! Behold I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak” (Jeremiah 1:6-7). Show more Show less