By Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel
Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines
An Australian born member of the church who moved to Utah when he was 11 had the opportunity to fulfill his dream, but in spite of that he still choose to serve a mission than a deal that will make him successful.
Since he was a child he had a deep love of music. It is his passion, he is even involved in school musicals. He is also a member of a popular Boy Band, "The Beyond 5," according to Mormon Music The boys became a huge success performing across the globe, including the United States, Canada and nine countries throughout Asia. They also appeared on the premiere episode of ABC’s Rising Star, released 2 full length albums (the latest titled “Faithful”), and gave back to their community by delivering anti-bullying messages in more than 50 schools, volunteering at local Food Banks, nursing homes, retirement communities and children’s hospitals. The band performed their farewell concert on Saturday, 20 December 2014 at Murray High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Beyond 5 is composed of five members, four of them are members of the church. After a couple of years touring the world, Terrence and his band-mates performed in Nashville, Tennessee, where they caught the eye of a large record label. The record label talked to the group and offered a multi-million dollar deal. However the record label knew that four of them are Latter-day Saints and that they would be signing up for the next five to seven years, and serving a mission is not a part of the deal.
Terrence shares his decision with Mormon Newsroom UK saying that "I thought it was going to be the hardest decision that I would ever take."
“...and as we sat in this empty room, the spirit just hit me so hard. And I just realized in that moment that no - that the record deal wasn’t for me. God needed me to go on a mission, and he needed me to serve, he added.”
He is now currently serving in Scotland-Ireland Mission, and three of his group mates are also serving a mission across the Globe.
To think that I almost passed up this opportunity… it’s something that honestly it chokes me up to even think about,” he said to Mormon Newsroom UK.
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