Why I choose to serve
While I value education more than anything else, I have decided that after high school I will take a 2-year break from my studies to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan. During these two years, I will do community service, free English classes, and help the Japanese people receive the fullness of the gospel.
I am not paid by the church to do this (instead I pay for my own expenses) nor was I forced to serve. It has always been my plan to go on a mission. While I understand that some of you are frustrated that I rejected the scholarship offers I received abroad, but know that it is a sacrifice I need to make, because I know that the message I'll share is true. It is a testimony that I share with the rest of the 65,000 missionaries currently serving in over 407 missions in 150 countries.
I'm excited to serve the people in Japan and to let them know that there is a loving God! I know that the Church is true and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. And I firmly testify that missionary work is truly the work of God.
Elder Romrik Flores
When I was 14 years old, I founded a multi-national non-profit organization that publishes a selection of news and entertainment, as well as online concerts, devotionals, and interviews. The organization is managed by volunteers with the same vision as mine across the globe. I also love reading books about business, economics, and politics.