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Hi I'm Joel H.

I'm a Mormon - a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

Formal education in plant genetics. Currently work at a technology company, focused on maps & local search.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that practiced mormonism. At a very young age, I just felt it was right. The more I learn, the more the doctrine becomes an evidence of the truthfulness of my faith.

How I live my faith

Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to teach Sunday School - I love the 'academic' aspects of the Gospel. The more I learn, the more my faith in this Gospel and Church grows.

What is the First Vision?

Joel H.
A canonical event in the history of the restored Church of Jesus Christ, when the boy, Joseph Smith, prayed to God to find out which of all churches he should join, he was answered with an appearance by God the Father and Jesus Christ. In 1820, They told him to join no Church, as none of them held the fullness of the Gospel of Christ. It was this event that set in motion the restoration of Christ's church on earth - restored as it was during the time of Christ. It was Joseph Smith's first vision - one of many he had as he grew into the role of modern-day prophet and apostle of God. Show more Show less