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Hi I'm Joe

I'm a CPA. I enjoy playing tennis and spending time with my wife and three sons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a CPA. I love to play tennis, watch the Tampa Bay Rays, visit our local beach, and spend time playing with my wife and three sons.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents each met missionaries of the church while in college and were baptized. Later they met and married and were active members of the church when I was born. Having been raised a member of the church, I had every predisposition to believe it. During my childhood and into my teenage years I wanted to transition from leaning on my parents' beliefs to obtaining my own testimony of the church's claims that a resurrected Jesus Christ appeared in 1820 to reestablish His church and give authority to prophets and apostles to preside over His church until His Second Coming. The more I participated, studied, learned, and prayed the more I felt a deeper and assuring peace that it was true. I requested to serve two years as a missionary and was assigned to teach the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Dominican Republic. It was as a missionary, teaching and helping others, that I continued feeling the undeniable and penetrating confidence that it is true. The evidence that it is true continues to become more frequent and more clear as I live by faith each day.

How I live my faith

My hope is to keep a balance in my life and give adequate attention to family, work, church, service, personal improvement, and recreation. I try to live my faith by developing my relationship with God through prayer and obedience to His commandments. I feel that I am living my faith when the thoughts that occupy my heart and mind are good, kind, unselfish, and lead me to demonstrate charity and temperance.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Just like anyone, Mormons don't know all the details of what happens to us after we die. Part of living this life on earth is to live by faith and without all the answers (details). However, we do believe that this life is a period in the middle of an eternal existence. Our lifetime on earth is an opportunity for our spiritual body to inherit a physical body, unitedly becoming our souls. Death is a temporary separation of spirit and body. We believe that after death our spirits return to God. Although all die, we believe all will also be resurrected after death on the merits of Jesus' Resurrection and His power to save us from permanent separation of body and spirit. Show more Show less