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Hi I'm Joseph

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a part-time graduate student wokring full-time for the State of Florida. I have been married for almost a year to an amazingly strong, very sweet woman that is most definitely my better half. We hope to be able to start a family soon as I am able to provide. I love sports, good weather activities (anything from leasurely walks to backbacking and almost everything in between), and the beach!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this gospel is the only true gospel of our savior Jesus Christ. I know that it is through his great plan that we can fullfill our purpose in this life and the next. I know that Heavenly Father loves us and has provided this plan through His son to allow us to live in eternal happiness. I know this through the promptings of the Holy Ghost and will never deny those feelings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a better person everyday. I know how blessed I am and always try to live in a manner that shows respect for that. I look for ways to help others as I try to follow the example of our Savior. I am a part of the sunday school program and guide discussions on the New Testament with high school aged teens every Sunday. I am also privileged to be assigned to visit once a month and tend to two wonderful families that are a part of our congregation.

What is the Relief Society?

Joseph
It is a group of all the woman members in a ward. It is used to account for those in need and organize activites for the women.  Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Joseph
No. Most do if they are able. But it is not a requirement. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Joseph
The power and authority to act in God's name. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Joseph
Together, the husband and wife are to raise their children in a loving way that teaches them to be moral, servicable, Christ-like people. The husband should be the provider and the wife should be the nurturer. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Joseph
God. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Joseph
No. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Joseph
Yes. Yes. Through the power and authority of the preisthood we can be with our families forever. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Joseph
Contact me or anyone on this site! Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Joseph
No clue. Bad sources? Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph
Joseph Smith was a prophet just like Noah and Moses. He spoke with God and relayed His message as His moutpiece. He was given the power and authority to establish Christ church on the earth as it had been done before. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Joseph
A ward is just like any other congregation. A stake is many wards and branches. it is a tree. A branch is just a small congregation that is not big enough to be a ward yet. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Joseph
No. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Joseph
Performing work for those that have passed on and making sacred promises to God. It is wear we can be bound to our families for all the eternities. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Joseph
To help those that did not have the opportunity, fullfil the commandment to be baptized. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Joseph
Prophets. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Joseph
Get taught the gospel, accept it, and get baptized!  Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Joseph
Amazing. It gives us direction and purpose. It helps us remember why we are here, were we came from, and where we will go. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Joseph
Yes. Jesus Christ is the center of our religion. He is our Saviour and Redeemer. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Joseph
We celebrate all traditional holidays and dress very modest. For church we wear white shirts and ties (for the men) and dresses (for the women). Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Joseph
The church is funded by the members. Everyone is to pay and honest tithe (10% of their increase) as commanded by Heavenly Father. This has been in place since acient times and only goes toward operations (buiding maintanence, etc) and nobody is paid. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Joseph
Not sure what the last part of this question is, but we most certainly believe the Bible is Holy Scripture from the old world. The King James version is the most correct and it stands as a testament of Jesus Christ, alongside the Book of Mormon (a record of this new world). Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Joseph
Yes. This is because Heavenly Father loves us and would not have us be in the dark. His name is Thomas S. Monson and he is just like Moses. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Joseph
Grace is only good after we have done all that we can do. Jesus Christ will forgive our shortcomings if we do our very best. Since we are not perfect and cannot obtain perfection in this life, we must have grace, but grace is not good enough alone. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Joseph
No. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Joseph
To follow the example set by Jesus Christ in forsaking your sins and committing yourself to the will of God and Jesus Christ. It is a commandment. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Joseph
By the missionairies themselves and their families. Other members help if they cannot do it alone.  Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Joseph
Knowledge of the truthfullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Joseph
The Word of Wisdom is a commandment and counsel from our Heavenly Father to avoid putting things into our bodies (which are gifts) that would harm them (tobacco, alcohol, etc) and to maintain them in a healthy way (exercise regularly, eat fruits and vegetables). Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Joseph
I think it comes from the title of the The Book of Mormon. Show more Show less