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Hi I'm Alfredo Esquivel

I was raised in California. I am a recent convert. I have been called to serve a mission! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in CA by a single non-religious Aunt. I always attended different churches growing up. I was the only one in my family who ever enjoyed going to church. I remember being picked up by a community church bus every Sunday to go to church with all the people in my neighborhood. I went alone most of the time. I enjoyed going to these different churches because I felt something special when they would teach me about the Savior and what He did for me and my family. It amazed me that God would sacrifice His son for me and my family to have happiness, joy, and the opportunity to return to live with Him again. I was just a child when I was taught these things but I believed. I attended an LDS church once. I was about 8 when I went to the LDS church for the first time. I wanted to be baptized but we moved. I later had that chance when I turned 20 when the missionaries were led to my Aunts house. I was living away from home at the time. She gave the Elder's my information and the missionaries in my area contacted me soon after. Prior to the missionaries visit I was going through a rough point in my life. I was hanging out with the wrong crowd and my life was spiraling down. I needed help. So, I went back to my roots. I knelt down and prayed to my Heavenly Father to help me change my life. I just wanted to be happy. I promised Him that I would give my life to Him completely if He would help me. The missionaries contacted me. I was taught and baptized about three weeks later.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the church because I knew that the missionaries where sent from my Heavenly Father. They were an answer to my prayers. I chose to be a member of this church because of the message the Missionaries had. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in it's fullness. I now have the opportunity to return to live with my Father in Heaven. I am so grateful for missionary work and for a loving Savior. I know the heavens are open and that our Heavenly Father and the Lord live. They speak to us in our day. I know they love us and that they want us to share this, the most important message of our time with the nations of the world. I invite everyone to meet with the missionaries of this church and to hear them out and to then pray to God and ask him sincerely if the message they share is true. I promise that you will receive an answer. Study James 1:5 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.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following Jesus Christ's example the best that I can. I am serving a mission because this message changed my life. I know I am making a difference in this world by serving.