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Hi I'm Joe Roushar

My name is Czech, and other ancestors are English, French and Irish. Parts of me come from them. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Minnesotan, but I've lived all over, including five years in Japan, two as a missionary and three as an Army Officer. I'm a computer geek for a living, but I'm a musician and outdoorsman at heart. My wife, Ann, my kids and I live on the Rum River, a tributary to the Mississippi, where we enjoy canoeing and kayaking. I play guitar and sing high tenor, and I enjoy reading action novels, science fiction, fantasy, and history. I fancy myself literate, having read the classics. I hold a patent, of which I am proud, but the most important things to me are the love I feel for my Savior and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Catholic, and I still have a great love for the Catholic Church, but I was intrigued when I learned about Mormonism. My family had read the Bible regularly so I had a sense of how God communicates with us, his children, through prophets. I was taught by a couple Mormon missionaries, and they invited me to study the church, read the Book of Mormon, and pray to God to find out for myself if it was true. When I prayed, I felt a deep sense of peace and comfort from God, so I decided to join the Church. Since then, there have been many miracles in my life that have confirmed my decision.

How I live my faith

I try to be good - that's the big thing. I try to emulate the Savior's infinite love, and though I fall way short, I find that a little kindness goes far. When I am tempted to stray, I seek strength through prayer and delving into the Word of God in the scriptures. I serve in the church as a teacher and technical specialist at the Family History Center. I have also served many years in the Temple where I find solace and miraculous healing from the strains of every-day life.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Joe Roushar
The best way is to invite missionaries to visit, and to read the Book of Mormon. I also like the information on the Web. The church websites, including Mormon.org, have content and features that help alot. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Joe Roushar
Joseph Smith, Jr., whom we consider the first prophet in modern times. Show more Show less