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Hi I'm Joshua James

Reading the words of God give me strength

About Me

I'm a husband to a wonderful wife and father to 6 beautiful children. I enjoy reading, gardening, local politics, studying history, and spending time with family.

Why I am a Mormon

Through life experience, I have come to know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are real and are intimately involved in everyone's life. Through the feelings given to me by the Holy Spirit, I have come to know that Jesus Christ has restored His church and has reestablished His priesthood authority on the Earth. I have read the Book of Mormon and have gained knowledge, through the Holy Spirit, that what is says is true.

How I live my faith

I teach my children how to live a Christ like life. I treat my wife like a queen. I enjoy talking about my beliefs and inviting others to read the Book of Mormon, attend activities, or attend church meetings. I also attend the temple at least once a month.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Joshua James
For church, I wear my best. I celebrate Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, U.S. Independence Day, and birthdays of friends and family. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Joshua James
Baptism is necessary for salvation through Jesus Christ. Baptism is a physical act used to show our Heavenly Father that we will promise Him that we will follow the example of Jesus Christ and do what He would have us do. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Joshua James
The purpose of life is to gain a body, be tested, and have joy. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Joshua James
He is loving, kind, patient, caring, understanding, merciful, forgiving, all powerful, all knowing, and willing to give up his innocent son, Jesus Christ, in order for all men and women to overcome death and sin. He knows everyone by name and answers their prayers. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Joshua James
Talk with Him when we pray. Then listen. Also, we can study the life of Jesus Christ who is a perfect representation of our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Joshua James
Missionaries pay their own way, however, some receive help from their family or, in certain cases, from the church missionary fund. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Joshua James
Everything necessary pertaining to salvation through Jesus Christ Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Joshua James
nope Show more Show less