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Hi I'm Joseph

I like to do a lot of things, and my favorite of them all is smiling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student majoring in physics. Math and science are what I'm good at, so that's what I do. Also, I absolutely love music, and I've spent a lot of time building my skills in that area. I play the piano, I sing all the time, and I'm a member of the drumline in my college marching band. Some of my other hobbies include photography, cooking, soccer, writing, reading and daydreaming. I'm willing to make friends with anyone, and I love to spend time with the people I'm close to. I'm a thoughtful person who loves life, and I try to share the joy I find in it. I would consider myself someone who goes by my gut more often than not. When I come across a new challenge I'll attack it with reason and logic for awhile, but in the end I trust my heart. That has taken me where I want to be in life. My most precious goal is to start a family someday. That's why I'm working so hard to educate myself and build the necessary life skills. That's why I'm striving to be the best person I can be. I do those things because I'm looking to someday marry someone who is doing the same.

Why I am a Mormon

This church is EVERYTHING to me! Through it I have come to know Christ personally and have learned to feel His love for me. That is what gives me strength and guidance each day. That is the reason I have joy in my life. By living His gospel, I have handed my life over to Christ. I know that in His hands, my life is in good hands, and I don't have to be worried about anything. The Holy Ghost has had a very real and major role in my life. Through it I CAN and DO have a direct connection with God. That is how I have a sure knowledge of His love. It's not something strange about me. I developed it like any other skill. I tried it out, looking for answers, seeking for truth, testing and learning until I found it. If you go looking for it, the truth isn't so hard to spot. Ask, and God will answer. I KNOW that God loves me. I KNOW that He has set up this church as the way to return to Him, and that it is a perfect restoration of the church that Christ set up two thousand years ago. I trust in this 100 percent because the truth has set me free. Christ is the only perfect man to have walked on this earth. He paid for our sins, and because of that they can be washed away. If we give up the bad in ourselves He can change us into happier, stronger, better people. He can forgive us for what we once were and change our hearts for good. I know that for a fact because it has changed my life. Why am I a Mormon? Because I want to be like Christ. I want to be as good as He is, and I want His incredible love to be in my life. Striving to follow His example has brought me so much joy! I still have so much farther to go, but the progress I've made so far is worth everything to me.

How I live my faith

I really enjoy going to church. It's a place where we can share our progress, learn from each other and grow so much faster than on our own. I try to apply what I learn there into my own life, and I work to support others in their own progress. Currently, I share my piano abilities by accompanying the church choir. We have weekly rehearsals and we perform hymns during some of the meetings. Music has a special power to connect one with God, and it is a great experience to help make that possible for the people in my congregation. I strive to be like Christ by doing what He asks. I go to church, I live a clean and honest life and I always try to improve myself. And it's working! It has brought so much hope and cheer into my life! I know that Christ loves me because I can FEEL it. That love is what defines my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.