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Hi I'm Eon Lancelot Ageda

I'm from the Caribbean (specifically Guyana). Serving in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission. I'm really simple. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Guyana, South America. I'm mixed ethnicity. I enjoy listening to music, spending time with family and friends, playing video games (including online games like Defense of the Ancients), traveling, reading, learning, developing my talents and abilities, participating in sports, playing board games like chess and using my talents and abilities to serve others. I'm the second child of five kids. I'm basically a simple kid from the Caribbean and that culture is a big part of who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised with a knowledge of Jesus Christ and God from attending a variety of Churches, most times a Pentecostal church, until I was the age of 11. The missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knocked on our door one day and my older brother invited them inside our home. The missionaries taught my older brother for a while and from overhearing what was being discussed my curiosity to learn more grew. Overtime the missionaries began to teach myself and my other three siblings. My older brother joined the church and was followed shortly after by my sister and me. When my two younger brothers became of age they were baptized into the church as well. I gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the message the missionaries presented through a sincere desire to learn, to grow closer to my savior and to know the path I needed to travel to someday return to my Heavenly father. It took a while but I got my answer as I prayed to know the truth and read the Book of Mormon. I'm a member of the church for 9yrs and still counting. I recently witnessed my father enter the waters of baptism and heard his testimony of knowing that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's kingdom once again established on the earth. It has brought my family joy, happiness and more blessings than we can count. I love my Savior and all that he has done for me.

How I live my faith

Well currently I'm serving as a missionary in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission. I've dedicated two years of my life to teach others the Gospel of Jesus Christ and what they need to do to gain peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come. I help others develop their faith in Jesus Christ and teach them that through him we can overcome any trials or challenges we face in life. I teach others that through the atonement of Jesus Christ we can be forgiven of any guilt or shame. I share a message of joy and peace to everyone that will listen. I'm loving my call as a missionary and the opportunity that I have to make a difference in the lives of others and helping them know what I've come to known to be true.

What is the First Vision?

Eon Lancelot Ageda
As a boy, Joseph Smith was surrounded by various churches which, though they disagreed with on another, each claimed to teach the truth. This caused him much serious reflection. He wanted to know which church was right. One day he read a passage in the Bible which says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5). Joseph decided to accept the invitation to ask God. In the spring of 1820, Joseph went to a grove of trees near his home and prayed to learn which church he should join. In answer to his prayer, Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him. Joseph wrote: “When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” Joseph was told to join none of the churches that existed at that time as the priesthood authority and Church as Jesus Christ had organized it when He was on the earth had been lost over the centuries. Joseph Smith’s First Vision marked the beginning of the Restoration of Jesus Christ’s Church to the earth. Joseph’s written account of this event is a powerful testimony of what he saw and experienced. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Eon Lancelot Ageda
"We do not worship [Joseph Smith] the Prophet. We worship God our Eternal Father and the risen Lord Jesus Christ. But we acknowledge the Prophet; we proclaim him; we respect him; we reverence him as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the blessing of His people" This was a comment made by the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. He did a wonderful job on answering the question. My feelings on the matter are the same as his. Show more Show less