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Hi I'm Joshua

I'm a college student. I rock climb and build websites. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've had the opportunity to live in several very different, incredible places in my life, including Mexico, Belgium, France, and the United States. I'm working on my Master's degree in Information Systems, and I'm married to my best friend, my wife. Life is fantastic, and it is only made better by my membership and faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so thankful that the Lord has revealed again the reason why we are in this life right now, and the direction and purpose that such knowledge gives to me is one of the greatest blessings I get from being a Mormon. If you are wondering about this, ask me! I am a member of this church rather than any other because I've prayed and asked God if what it teaches is true, and because Mormons believe that Jesus Christ Himself restored this as His only fully true church on the earth today, that also contributes to my desire to be a member. I believe that God will answer any sincere prayer, and anyone can asks for a confirmation of truth and receive it also.

How I live my faith

It's amazing what a simple smile will do for someone, especially when they aren't expecting it. I find that just offering a friendly smile and striking up a small conversation with the checker at the grocery store, the person next to me on the train, etc., can make a huge difference in their life and mine. True religion is caring for those that need it, offering charity to everyone. I try to regularly study the Scriptures, and to learn and understand them. I really like to attend worship services on Sunday because I leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, and because I always learn something new every time I go! The opportunities and sacrifices associated with my membership in the Church make my life so much better in every way.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

I love the answer to this! This whole life is like a opportunity to learn, to improve, and to help others. Basically, we are showing to our Father in Heaven our level of dedication towards Him, and trying to overcome natural, ungodly tendencies we have. In the end, every single one of us has the same goal, whether we know it or not, to return and live with God after this life, and so we are actually in this life to help others to do the same. So this life is a time to learn, grow, choose the right, and help others, doing what God asks and requires of us to return to live with Him again. Show more Show less