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Hi I'm Elder Pizzo

I am a convert from Oklahoma. I am a musician. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a Music Education Major at BYU-Idaho and I love it. I just received my mission call to the Bulgaria Sofia Mission after having joined the church one year ago while still living in Oklahoma. I love playing low brass instruments such as the Bass Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba. I aspire to be the best that I can be and progress my entire life at all three instruments and hopefully more. My favorite symphonic artists would be Aaron Copeland, Percy Grainger, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Johanne S. Brahms, Gustav Holst, and Richard Wagner along with countless others. I am also a certified Firefighter and I will be working on receiving my EMT license after I return from my mission in June of 2020. I love Fighting fire but more importantly being able to help and serve others during some of their darkest days and under very traumatic experiences involving Fire, EMS, or emergencies requiring rescue. In Oklahoma I was able to intern and volunteer at a local fire department and it was the best two years of my life. During that time, I also worked on a farm where I learned to love Agriculture and how important it is. I love the gospel and as I work on myself using gospel principles, I can visibly look back and see The Lord's hand in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received personal revelation through the spirit that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of our Savior. I was baptized on January 25th, 2017 and since then, I have been able to see everything in my life exponentially improve. When the missionaries found me, I did not want to do what they asked of me. Two years before my baptism, I had been visiting a ward with my friend where he was a member. I had a baptism date but I never followed through with it. That summer, my friend left on his mission and subsequently, my life started going downhill. For the next year and a half after he left, I did whatever I wanted and it cost me a lot of pain and embarrassment. I first started taking the lessons from the missionaries after I had approached them while they were on campus to talk to them about my friend who was still serving in Australia. I didn't know that approaching them would forever change my life positively in the upcoming months. I met with them for about a week in December, but I went home after that week for winter break. I didn't have a phone so the only way they contacted me to try and teach me was through video chat. I never would do the reading they asked of me unless I read with them. I was merely entertaining them with no plans in my head to get baptized. This all changed when I actually did my reading and happened to be assigned Alma 34 for that day. I began sobbing when I received my first impression from the spirit that I recognized that this church was no joke and that I needed to get baptized when I got back to school. As soon as i got back to school I was baptized and it was the best decision I ever made for myself. I encourage all that are looking into this church or even looking into religion to read Alma 34 and even the Book of Mormon in general sincerely and with an open mind. Our Heavenly Father loves you and wants the best for you. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I am a teacher in my current ward in Rexburg. I absolutely love my calling to help teach my brethren and seeing us all grow together has been incredible. I love home teaching with my roommate as well and the two men we home teach are incredible priesthood holders. I am the only member in my family at the moment so I also try to be as greta of an example that I can be for them as I serve them and answer their questions about the church and the gospel.