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Hi I'm Joshua H.

I'm very happy to be a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors! Backpacking, camping, hiking, rafting, canoeing, you name it. I am married and have two little boys. My family and my faith are the most important things to me, both of which I would die for. When all else fails in life, my family is always there for me and my faith in Jesus Christ is my anchor. I'm an Insurance Agent by profession, but I'm also a serial entrepreneur. I love creating new ideas and building new products to make life easier. All-in-all, I love life and I love being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. My parents are both converts. They joined the Church in separate states, at separate times, and their common faith brought them together. They found something they recognized they needed in their life. Membership in this Church has been a phenomenal blessing. I'm not only a Mormon because my parents are Mormons however. I am a Mormon for so many more reasons than that. I am Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ on that Spring morning in 1820. I am Mormon because, through divine guidance and inspiration, Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. I am Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon, in its entirety, numerous times and have taken the challenge offered by a prophet of God, to read and to pray to gain a testimony of its truthfulness. I am Mormon, because, in this church, you will find the true authority to baptize and perform other ordinances essential for our eternal progression. The Holy Ghost has witnessed to me that this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the Lord's one true church on the earth. Through this church, one may receive the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through this church, you can be lead and directed by a Prophet of God, His chosen mouthpiece for all the world. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a counselor in a Branch Presidency serving Chinese members of the Church. I also take a very active part in the Scouting program. I love serving in the Church and feel blessed to be in a capacity to help others.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Joshua H.
No. Not all Mormons are required or able to serve a mission. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Joshua H.
Absolutely. Currently, that person is Thomas S. Monson. The Lord has chosen President Monson to lead the Church at this time. President Monson is the Lord's mouthpiece on the Earth at this time. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Joshua H.
Without proper authority to baptise, that ordinance is not recognized as binding by the Lord. There are many individuals who are baptised by one without proper authority. Those events are great acts of faith. The Lord, however, requires that we must be baptised by one holding the proper Priesthood authority, as He also was by John the Baptist, who held the Priesthood. Show more Show less