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Hi I'm William Joseph

I spent 34 years in the military and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a veteran of the Navy and the Army after 34 years of service in the military. I have had my private pilots license for single engin aircraft, have rode motorcycles for the last 46 years, love nature and enjoy my family and grandchildren. I have a love of woodworking and making something from nothing. One of my biggest downfalls is eating. I love food of all kinds and enjoy cooking and baking.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up having to go to church, but seemed to end up at the soda shop more than church. I knew about Jesus but didn't know Jesus. I was more interested in the worldly things instead of the eternal things in life. My wife joined the Mormon church 6 tears before I did. I didn't want anything to do with them. Then one day, Mothers Day, I attended church with her and felt something I have never experienced before and the was the Holy Spirit. I went again for a Christmas program, and was overcome with a need to change my life. I couldn't wait to be baptised . That was 19 years ago. Since then, my wife and I have been sealed in our Temple for all time and eternity, served a full time mission in South Korea and another one in upstate New York. My life has changed, my attitude has changed, my relationship with my wifw and family has changed, all for the better. I still have problems just like everyone else, but now I know I have Christ by my side in all my troubles.

How I live my faith

I try to serve my fellow man and women not only in our church, but in the community as well. I have volinteered at the local Red Cross, in museums in our town, foodbanks and just general projects to help the community. I attend our church meetings and all other meetings, attend our Temple on a regular basis at least twice a month and watch over 4 families in our ward. I try to read my scriptures each day and live by the teachings of the gosple of Jesus Christ.