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Hi I'm Josh

I love to make people laugh. I have a wonderful wife. I can hold my breath underwater for over a minute. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a student of business and law. For a long time I was a news reporter, in newspapers and later on television. My wife and I were recently married and now we are both trying to finish school. I enjoy swimming and drinking root beer floats.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received a personal witness of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have studied the Book of Mormon and knelt in prayer for guidance. After having asked Heavenly Father for confirmation, I felt promptings from the Holy Ghost that this Church is truly of God. I feel the same reaffirming spirit when I attend my Church meetings and listen to the modern prophets and apostles the Lord has called to help guide us today.

How I live my faith

My wife and I attend Church together every Sunday where we take the sacrament and receive guidance from our fellow Church members. We enjoy our other classes in serve in our respective assignments. We enjoy having family prayer together and we grow closer as we study our scriptures as a couple. I try to emulate the Savior by finding opportunities to serve my neighbors and by being a positive example to my coworkers.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

I imagine they haven't been to a Mormon Church before. We'd love to have them join us for Church on Sunday. Most people don't know that they're welcome to join us. Maybe they think we're some sort of a secret club. Perhaps that's where the whole cult idea came from in the first place. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

The temple is a sacred place, it is the House of the Lord. When we enter the the temple, we feel His presence there. We prepare ourselves so that we may be able to enter the Lord's house with clean hands and a pure heart. We are allowed to enter the temple after demonstrating over time our commitment to living the commandments. In the temple we make sacred covenants with the Lord and he promises to bless us eternally. We hold these promises in the highest regard and we do not share them under circumstances that would make them common or ordinary. We invite all people to partake of the blessings of the temple by studying the gospel and living by its teachings. After one has been baptized and confirmed a member of the Church, he or she may enjoy the blessings of the temple after continued activity in the Gospel. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

No. We believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. I am married to just one woman. But I sure do love that woman! Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. I'm 100% sure. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We're often called Latter-day Saints, or LDS for short. Members join the Church by being baptized by immersion and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe in Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. We're doing our best to live by His teachings. The Gospel has blessed our lives, so naturally we like to share it with others. Show more Show less