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Hi I'm CJ Tabucol (Carl John)

I am serving in the Philippines Baguio Mission!!! I can't wait to be in the U.S Coastguard! I LOVE being a Mormon!!!

About Me

Born and raised in Saipan, one of the best places you could live in. I am 18 and just graduated from Marianas High School... I love my life and sometimes I am not satisfied with what it offers, but I can manage. Being sociable allows me to share and spread the gospel with people and make friends. I'm picky on food, but I'm still dependent on friends and family. I know I learn from my mistakes and I learn from them. Starting to grow mature and realizing life is different when you’re getting the hang of adult situations. I argue too much with my parents, but I should know better…I love them and they have to cope up with me... My family is one important thing I believe is the key to success in life (but keeping in mind that Jesus Christ is the center of my life so everything else can fall in place). They do everything just so I can be happy. Even though I act like I am not a good or perfect son, I can change my attitude and my ways... when I have money I am more of a spender than a saver. I am a studious person, but not really athletic. I hope to see and travel to different places in the world when I grow up. I like eating and I like food, I want to be a person everyone will want to be with and hang around with and to talk to when they have problems and hope to be accomplish and achieve my goals in the future... – finish College and earn my degree; Go on my mission; enlist in the U.S Coastguard; marry in the Temple; etc… :)

Why I am a Mormon

Being a “Mormon” has helped me in many ways I never imagined. I know more things that I never knew; and I am able to stand unique and tell the world what I believe and be not ashamed of it. I enjoy being “Mormon” because I can be more open to my Heavenly Father and I can continue to be “in the world, but not of the world”. I have to choose this day whom I will serve, and I choose the Lords side. My life isn’t easy, but that’s why Heavenly Father put his children here on earth. He wants us to see if we can follow him and return back to the Celestial Kingdom someday. The Gospel has changed me into the person I should have been years before. I love being a member of the true church and continuing to serve the Lord and doing good to all men; it’s all I can ask for. Looking back and looking straight forward; I look back with much uncertainty about life and why I am here on earth. Looking forward; I made a choice to be baptized and be confident that the Church is true and that there is nothing that will pull me away from it and looking forward and taking the path the Lord wants us too; I know my life wouldn’t be the same without the Church.

How I live my faith

I am not just a Hearer of the word; but a Doer. I love going teaching/proselyting with the Missionaries. No time is ever wasted. I live my faith in so many ways. In 1st Nephi - "I will go and do". I live my faith by magnifying my Priesthood duties; Following the Scriptures (obeying my Parents - Exodus 20:12); attending Institute since I am done with Seminary; and always happy to be coming to church and not missing any opportunity. I always look for ways to serve and "I will die for my religion than ever deny it"!. I have not just grown Physically, but Spiritually! I live my faith and live what I believe! I do all I can with "righteous actions" and I live my faith by watching my "Thoughts, Words, and Actions (Mosiah 4:30). I live my faith by nourishing the Seed every moment and Holding to the Iron Rod!!!

What is being a Mormon like?

CJ Tabucol (Carl John)
It is an awesome experience. You grow and learn more about yourself! The feeling of being a "Mormon" is amazing. It's like "Heaven on earth". For me; Being a Mormon has changed my life and made me open my eyes about the world... Being a "Mormon" is full of great surprises that you never imagined... It's getting all what you want; but you need to do your part to get what you want!!! (Smiley face) :)!!! Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

CJ Tabucol (Carl John)
Our current Prophet living on he earth and who speaks for the Church and the whole world today is President Thomas S. Monson. It is through him that God speaks and is the person who holds all keys to the Priesthood and the kingdom of heaven. Amos 3:7 - surely the Lord God will do nothing, bu he revealeth his secret unto his servants the Prophets. The Church stands as a witness of Christ and if the Lord was able to call and chose his Prophets in ancient days, what makes God not able to to do the same today? In Doctrine and Covenants 20:12 - "Thereby showing he is the same God yesterday, today, and forever. Amen." There is nothing confusing about who leads the Church. President Monson and along with his counselors President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchdorf were called of God and the Lord will not permit them to lead the Children of Zion and the Children of Israel astray. God does not change his eternal law. Whom he calls is whom he calls. President Monson is the Prophet who lives and it is he who leads the Church on behalf of our Lord Jesus Christ along with the Apostles who bear solemn witness that Jesus is the Christ and when it comes to Church authority; there should be no disputations because the Lord called whom he called - Abraham 3:22-23! Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

CJ Tabucol (Carl John)
It is important to take care of our bodies because it is a "gift" that was bestowed upon us and was part of the Plan of Salvation before we came to earth. We accepted this plan and the Lord wants us to experience a body in order for us to live a happy life. In the "Strength of Youth" pamphlet; it gives a brief information about our physical and emotional and even our spiritual selves in what we must do to take good care of our bodies. - eat nutritional foods - exercise regularly - get enough rest when needed -avoid tea and coffee (Word of Wisdom) : No Drugs of whatsoever (but under Medical uses...) These basic things make our bodies able to function well and stay out of harms way. Our "bodies" are called temples of God because it is where our Spirit dwells and where it resides. Our bodies are not our own. (Genesis 1:26-27) - We are created in God's image. Think abut it - you misuse your body and take advantage of it in all the wrong ways and with the evil influences of Satan - You are disrespecting the Lord and disobeying his rules... Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

CJ Tabucol (Carl John)
Mormons are just typical nicknames for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormons are Christians because we indeed due believe in Jesus Christ and it was God's plan to send Jesus Christ to open the way for salvation for all mankind. Jesus Christ is the one who leads and directs his church today. Following to do the Savior's example makes us the people he wants us to be. The first Article of Faith reads: We believe in God, the eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

CJ Tabucol (Carl John)
The scriptures teach that the Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has 12 Apostles today just like in the ancient days. If it were not so, Jesus Christ Himself would not be Christ at all. Jesus Christ was perfect and in no way was He a hypocrite. Jesus Christ is the head of our church and it is His church. If Jesus was able to call apostles to follow Him in His ministry back then, He is able to do so today. Revelation has not ceased. Jesus Christ lives and an Apostle is one sent forth to declare the special witness of Jesus Christ to all the world. The Lord's church has not died away, and so the work must continue. It will progress until every nation,kindred, and tongue have felt the influence of the gospel in their life. Show more Show less