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Hi I'm Elder Puerto

I'm Colombian, I love Louisiana, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from Colombia, and lived there for 18 years. Then I moved to Portland, OR for college. Right now I'm serving a Full-time mission in the Louisiana Baton Rouge mission. My hobbies are soccer and chess. I play the guitar ( I'm an acoustic guy). I want to become an entrepreneur someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that this is literally Jesus Christ's Church. I know that this is His church because of the Book of Mormon. For those of you who haven't heard about this book, it contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Reading the book of Mormon has changed my life. It has helped me see life with an eternal perspective. It has encouraged me to follow Christ in all the things I do, and rely on God for guidance and protection. I have also come to understand my Savior more, and really understand and Believe His words and promises. I love the Book of Mormon because of the way it explains Jesus Christ's atonement for us. Every time I'm going through hard times or distracted from the things that matter the most, I always love to read about Jesus' atonement. It helps me understand my purpose and responsibility in this life, and gives me a reason to have faith and hope for a glorious future. So, I'm member of the church because I know that God and Jesus Christ their Gospel, which was lost, once again on the Earth. I have no doubts that Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet, and I know with all my heart that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

How I live my faith

Right now, I'm a full-time missionary in Louisiana. I loveeee it! It has been the most rewarding and most spiritual time of my life. What we do as missionaries is help people increase their faith in Jesus Christ, and acknowledge Him as their personal Savior. We do this by helping people repent of their sins, be baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and keep living a worthy life until the end. The reason why we do this is because we know that this life is not the only one. We know that before we came here to earth we lived with God as spirits, and the only reason why we are here on earth is to get a physical body and prove ourselves worthy to go back and live with God again. So, we teach people this plan that God has for us, and we teach them the Gospel so that they can know how to be worthy to live with God again. Missionary work is hard, especially because it's sad to see people waste their lives and reject the Gospel of Christ. However, it's all about patience and diligence. We want ALL of our brothers and sisters to accept Christ and let Him guide their lives towards Heaven. So, if you are wondering about the purpose God has for your life, I testify with all my heart that Jesus Christ's gospel will provide answers for those questions. Jesus came to show us the way back to Heaven. We just need to follow Him like little children.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Elder Puerto
Baptism by someone who has God's priesthood authority is so important that even Jesus Christ, the only perfect being that has ever lived on the earth, was baptized. Jesus himself explained why everybody needs to be baptized ( John 3:5) Baptism is also our first covenant, or promise, that we make with God. When we are baptized we promise God that we accept Christ as our Savior, to always follow Him, and to keep His commandments until the end. In return, God promises one of the biggest gifts to us. He promises to forgive ALL the sins that we have committed in our lives. If we are faithful in keeping our promise to Him, He will always bless us, in this case by always forgiving our sins. It is a huge blessing to have the opportunity to be baptized. So, if you want to receive the forgiveness of your sins and follow Christ for the rest of your life, Baptism is how you do it. Show more Show less