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Hi I'm Joel

I'm a Texan, I love to play tennis, I'm a family man, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the church since birth. I have 2 brothers and a younger sister. I served as a missionary for the church in Guadalajara Mexico for 2 years. I graduated from Brigham Young University in Finance. I have been married for 3 years and have a 2 year old daughter. My wife is currently pregnant with our second child. We found out recently that it's a boy! I love being a father and husband. I learn something new everyday, especially patience. I love to play sports, such as frisbee, basketball, and tennis. I work in the tech industry in corporate finance. Overall, I love my family, friends, and life in general.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have an unshakable knowledge that this is Christ's true church. Although I grew up in this church I have come to know for myself that it is His church through study and prayer. By the power of His Holy Spirit, I have felt the truthfulness of this church multiple times throughout my life. I have seen the miraculous effect that living the divine principles taught can have in the lives of all. I have seen families come together. I have seen addictions left behind. I have seen lives turn around 360 degrees. All this because of the true and correct principles taught by the Lord's anointed today. I have an undeniable assurance that this is the correct path and I could never reject that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading the scriptures and praying daily. I attend church every Sunday for 3 hours. I spend time each week with my wife studying the gospel. I pay one tenth of my income to help the kingdom of God prosper.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Joel
It is a commandment given to man since the ancient days of the earth. Even Abraham paid his tithes. It is an act of faith to show that we are seeking for the kingdom of God before riches. It is a small sacrifice to help the kingdom of God grow. It is not paid to give a salary to the leaders or members, but to construct more churches and temples. God does not need our money, be we can not live without His blessings. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Joel
The answer is no. Not anymore than the rest of the world respects and follows the advice and revelations of the prophets of old. God has always called prophets. From Adam to Jesus Christ to Joseph Smith to the latter day prophet, God has always provided us with a guide. A prophet is someone who receives revelation from God and passes it on to us. We respect Joseph Smith for his sacrifice and life and we know that he restored the true church of Jesus Christ upon the earth, but that is the extent of our belief in him. He was an instrument in the Lord's hand to bring to pass His work and glory.  Show more Show less