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Hi I'm Joshua Richardson

I grew up in California with 4 brothers and a sister. I love my family. I love baseball. I love books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have 4 girls and 1 boy. My son and I are severely outnumbered. I have an A.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in International Relations. I love numbers and have loved baseball since I was first introduced to it by a friend of mine in high school. I love learning new things. I used to hate history in high school and now it's one of my favorite things to study. I love learning about the challenges and triumphs of people in the past. I have a soft spot for father-son stories like Field of Dreams or Frequency. I also enjoy economics, which, according to my wife, makes me a weirdo. I can't get enough Hayek, Mises or Bastiat. My family and I love playing board games. Our current favorite is Carcassone. Given the chance I could live on chips and salsa. I can divide by zero.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it brings me the peace of knowing that I will be with my family forever. I'll be able to see my little brother again someday. It also gives me the assurance that I can continue learning after this life. It gives me purpose. It helps me recognize trials as learning opportunities and understand that, even if the trials last a lifetime, this life is a blink of an eye in our eternal existence.

How I live my faith

I try to work in my community in the things that are my passions. I love books and so I serve as the president of our local Friends of the Library board. I help with the Boy Scouts. I travel between several cities teaching in our congregations. My family and I keep in touch with our extended family through visits, Facebook and video chats. We try to keep those relationships vibrant and meaningful.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Joshua Richardson
I believe one of the most powerful doctrines in the Church is that each of us can know for ourselves whether or not the teachings of the Church are true. God wants his children to know the truth and so He has made a promise that if we ask, with real intent, He will reveal truth to us. I believe real intent entails approaching the Lord and asking for an answer with the understanding that He will only answer us if we are committed to following through on His answer. If you're ready to know whether this is the true path and you're willing to follow through on your discovery, God will answer you. I know that to be true. Show more Show less