Hi I'm Joshua McCord
I'm a college student studying Mechanical Engineering. I love to watch and to play football, in fact I love to play all sports. I like to workout and stay fit. I like to cook, especially desserts. I come from the Oregon coast where I grew up in the same small town and same house, I have never moved. I have 7 brothers and one sister... I know what you're thinking, "poor girl"... I hope to continue my education and work in the automotive industry, and coach football.
Why I am a Mormon
I guess it is easy to say that I am a mormon because my parents are mormon, and so are my brothers and sister, and so I just grew up in the church. But why I stay a mormon is a better question. I am a mormon still, and will always be, because I felt the quiet personal assurances come to my mind and heart, time and time again, that have gradually increased my knowledge and testimony that this is Christ's church, and that the doctrines and principles it teaches are true and will bring me, and have already brought me, a greater peace and happiness.
How has The Book of Mormon helped you understand the purpose of life?
The Book of Mormon teaches how to live my life, by teaching me the commandments of God and the way to be truly happy. It also teaches me why I should live my life accordingly, because it teaches that there is a loving God who wants me to be happy and to return to live with Him.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by doing the usual going to church and many other church meetings and activities. But also by doing many personal things like study the scriptures, praying several times a day, and seeking to serve others. I also live my faith by choosing not to participate in activities that will offend God, and by trying to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others who I know will be greatly blessed by it.