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Hi I'm Josh

I am from Idaho Falls. I am studying Computer Engineering. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many hobbies and interests. I like many sports such as baseball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, swimming, and snowboarding. I love the outdoors. I love to hike mountains and go backpacking in the summer and in the winter with friends and family. I am a college student. I really like to learn. I am studying Computer Engineering. So some might say I am a nerd but it is what I like to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was baptized when I was 8 years old. Some might say that because of this I am just following my parents. Although they taught me these principles while growing up, I have come to know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true Church of Christ on the Earth today. There are two main reasons why I am a Mormon today. First, through sincere prayer God has told me that this Church is true. I believe God is my Heavenly Father. He loves me, wants to help me out, and wants me to be happy. Although He is not with me on the Earth, I can talk and communicate with Him through prayer. There is a promise in the Bible (James 1:5). It counsels all that don’t understand something to ask God if it is true through prayer. If they ask with faith really desiring to know, it shall be made known unto them. I followed this council and asked God, my Heavenly Father, if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the true Church. I really wanted to know. I did not receive a vision but I felt the love of God all around me and the thought came into my head that it was indeed true. I have felt a conformation to this many times throughout my life to the point that there is no way I can deny or ignore it. Second, being a Mormon makes me happy! I consider myself a happy person and I owe it all to the doctrine and principles taught by the Church. There are so many things that bring me joy but I will just share a few. I know there is life after death. We can live with our families forever! I love my family so much and I can’t think of anything that would make me happier. Knowing that has helped me remain positive and happy during difficult moments. There are many commandments people may think are unnecessary and not important. I feel the complete opposite. I know God gives us commandments to help us. If we follow them we will be far better off. God has called a prophet to the Earth to give us guidance. This is so helpful because there are a lot of bad things in the world today. I will take all the help I can get. Finally, reading the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, has helped me come closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. There is no greater joy than coming to know Him. I know that he died for me. He comforts me when I need it and I feel his presence often. I k now that Christ lives!

How I live my faith

I do many things but to be short for now I go to Church every Sunday for three hours. I help out and serve those around me. I am involved in the teaching and organizing activities for young adults my age. This has helped me get to know many people I would have never met. I meet regularly with people that live near me. I help them in what ever needs they may have such as teaching them about Christ or serving them. I believe Sunday is a special day and we should keep it that way. I don't work or do other inappropriate things this day. I am a college student and have lots of homework. I decided to not do homework on Sunday so I could focus more on helping people. This has been a huge blessing for me and I invite all to keep this day sacred and holy. I also set some time each day to ready and study the scriptures and pray with God. I love doing this. I have come to know my Savoir and feel of his love regularly through scripture study and prayer.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Josh
No! We want to help everyone not just those of our faith. We are all children of God. I don't think we would be Christ-like if we didn't. All those around us are very important to us. Show more Show less