Hi I'm Joel Judkins
I've been married for over 20 years to an amazing woman. We have five children, the oldest is a missionary and the youngest was recently baptized. I love my family. I teach communication classes—mostly web design, visual communication and Interpersonal communication. My students are incredible at meeting life's challenges (and my classes) with courage and faith. They don't all love me or my methods, but I love my students, and I love my job. I love hearing (and feeling) God's word, especially when sung in hymns of faith.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ. I believe He is my Savior. I believe God is a loving father who wants us to live with Him. He has restored truth and authority at this time in earth's history so that we can be a part of His work—which is to bring people to his kingdom. In the process of showing my love for God and serving others, my selfish/sinful nature changes. It's a miraculous process. I believe that through the grace of Jesus Christ, I can do and even BE everything God wants me to be.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
My dad was a missionary. My brothers and I went on missions. My oldest son just received a mission call. Part of the reason we go on missions is probably cultural. But the deep reason is because we love God and want to let everyone know about His plan of happiness and how His son's life and death makes everything possible.
How I live my faith
I love my family and believe we can be together after this life ends. Right now I live my faith by supporting my sons on missions. I miss them, but they are having the experience of a lifetime and helping people come to Christ.