Hi I'm Joe
I'm a Mormon.
Well, it will have been ten years come this November that I left for my mission in Brazil. Upon my return I met my wife at BYU-Idaho, we got married in the Oakland Temple, and have three lovely children. I work for an aerospace company designing rocket components and missile defense systems. I really like sports, but lately work has taken up too much of my time to do anything active.
Why I am a Mormon
Although it is easier to say than, "the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints", I don't like the use "Mormon" to descrbe my faith or which denomination I belong to. Why am I a member? Well, I'll tell you why I'm NOT a member. I am not a member because of it's people, because we profess to have the complete gospel, because of the standards we are to live by, or because the church and it's members seem prosperous. I live the gospel with every fiber of my body, because we have a living prophet today. He loves us, and receives revelation for all of us to follow. I am a member because Christ lives! I am a member because through my obedience to the gospel, I will be with my family for all time and all eternity. Nothing will ever take that away save as a result of my own transgretion/rebellion. I continue to be a member because the Holy Spirit has testified of this work that it is true.
How I live my faith
At church I am called to the activities comity and I am responsible to encourage attendance to the temple.