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Hi I'm Rodolfo

I grew up in Chile and now live in Atlanta. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. I'm an engineer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in northern Chile to a comfortable family. I never lacked any material things while I grew up. I did have a painful sickness thou, asthma. Because of this, I had to move to another northern city by myself when I was 15 years old. In this new city the asthma was gone and I learned and enjoyed practicing several sports. With a good friend we practiced karate and track & field. I also enjoyed swimming and snorkeling. I studied accounting and electronic engineering in Chile. Later I got a master's degree in technology management in the US. I married at 22 and this year we celebrate 35 years together with my wife. We have 3 children, two boys and one girl. Now we also have 6 grandchildren, 5 boys and 1 girl.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Mormon Church by a good friend from college. My wife and I were married for about a year and she was expecting our first son. I remember asking my friend a lot of questions and fortunately he was well prepared to answer them. I went ahead and accepted the missionaries at my home. As an engineer, of course, I tried to rationalize everything. All their teachings made perfect sense, but what converted me was a humble prayer that was answered. I knew that all what my friend and missionaries have taught me was true. That's all what I needed to change my life and follow my Savior.

How I live my faith

Living my faith was not easy in Chile. My relatives and my father, who was a mason, always questioned my decision. Over the years everything has been changing for the better, and I've kept my faith the best I can. In the US, living my faith has been easier and more productive. I have enjoyed attending English and Spanish speaking units. Lately I spend most of my time serving my Latino community at the Church. It's a constant challenge but very rewarding. I hope one day we can all show the fruits of the gospel and present a strong and united Church family unto our Savior. Currently we are serving with my wife as Senior Missionaries for 18 months in Chile Santiago North mission.