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Hi I'm Josh

I'm an software developer, husband, father of 4 boys, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I develop iOS apps for a living, both for myself and others. I've been married since 2004 and my wife and I have four boys. My hobbies (when family life permits) include reading, home improvement (when the house decides), running, and weight lifting. I also enjoy video games but refuse to buy a console because I know I will spend WAY too much time playing on it!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home and in a Mormon community and it is certain that this environment has helped me in my choice to be a mormon. However they are not the reason I am a Mormon. I choose to live my faith because I know its true. The church is not the type of church which doesn't require anything of you. Every day I must make choices on how I am going to live my life (we all do). So every day I must decide whether or not those choices are going to align with the gospel and religion I have been taught. I have seen, day in and day out, that choices which are consistent with the teachings of the "Mormons" have lead me to more happiness, and more freedom than those which don't. So day by day I see in my life more reasons to be a Mormon. However, more than these daily evidences my reasons for living the way I do come from my relationship with God. I believe that each of us can (and should) have a deeply personal relationship with God, our Heavenly Father. I believe He hears and answers our prayers and that the has heard and answered my prayers concerning my faith. It is threw Him that I really know that the Mormon church is true, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve in my church by looking after the young men (14-16 years old) and helping them develop their own faith in God and learn for themselves the peace which comes from living the gospel. It's great to be able to spend time with these young men both teaching them and learning from them as we hike, serve others, and become better people together.