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Hi I'm Luis Vance T.

I live in Washington D.C. I'm a homeland security consultant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of two beautiful children, I love watching sports, and I'm a political junkie. Originally from Northern California, I moved to Washington, D.C. 10 years ago to work on Capitol Hill. I've enjoyed an inside look into the U.S. political system and am proud to have played my part. I earned a Master's degree in Homeland Security while working full time and starting a family, it wasn't easy, but with the support of my wife and from Heavenly Father, I did it. Now I'm just doing my best to take care of my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the age of 12. Though I was young, I approached God in prayer and asked him to tell me whether the principles and doctrines I was learning are true through the unmistakable witness of the Holy Spirit, he told me they are. Since that time, I have remained active in the Church. While life's happiness and challenges tend to ebb and flow, the joy I have experienced as I've kept the commandment and followed the Savior's teachings has consistently grown. Being a Mormon is about more than going to church meetings every week - I'm a Mormon because the gospel truly helps me understand who I am. I know why I'm here, where I came from, and where I'm headed. These truths empower me and my family to live happier, more full, lives. It's priceless.

How I live my faith

Part of living my faith means volunteering to serving in the Church - for example, I am a Sunday School teacher. This year we are studying the Old Testament. It's been great learning with our ward (congregation) family. I also get to visit a few individual families in their homes on a monthly basis. It enables us to grow closer and helps ensure they are supported in their endeavors. Together with my wife and children, I attend regular church services and strive to make Sunday a day of rest. More than anything, I live my faith by being honest in my dealings and trying to honor our savior Jesus Christ in my actions.