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Hi I'm Josh

I'm a husband, a father, a techno-junky, an outdoorsman, a friend. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married to my lovely wife for nearly 9 years now and we have 4 beautiful children. I love spending time with my wife and kids, enjoying this beautiful world we live in. I grew up on a dairy farm in Idaho until I was twelve when my parents moved to Utah to start a restaurant. I lived in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil for two years when I was 19 serving as a Missionary for my church. My wife and I and our oldest son lived in Ireland for a year which was a wonderful experience. We have now made our home in Colorado which has been a spectacular place to raise a family.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my faith ebbs and flows, I am very grateful to have been raised in the Mormon faith and tradition. I am very sympathetic to folks who find it difficult to believe in a higher power and I often find myself struggling to grasp the seeming illogical points of a life of faith, but there is something deep inside my soul that continuously draws me back to a faith in a Savior named Jesus Christ and a loving Father in Heaven who cares for me deeply, just as I care deeply for the welfare and well-being of my children. I find strength in the words found in the Book of Mormon and the Bible, a strength felt in my spirit. The words in the scriptures enlighten my understanding and provide hope in a world of decay and despair. The Latter-Day Saint tradition brings a strong sense of community, of sharing each others' burdens and that tradition has blessed my family time and time again. Yes, these traditions can be quirky and sometimes we "strain at gnats", and to be honest the communities of saints are not perfect, but the desire to live a life reflective of the life of Jesus Christ is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve my community in our church. Currently I enjoy working with the 16 and 17 year old boys in our area. I teach them lessons on faith, obedience, serving others, etc. on Sunday, and organize weekly activities with them on a weekly basis. We focus our efforts on Scouting, service activities, and getting out and having a good time in a positive environment. I also have been asked to visit several families within our community to ensure their needs are met financially and spiritually. We take care of each other and that's been important during these uncertain economic times. Although serving others can be inconvenient, it is in these moments that we grow the most spiritually. I'll admit, I'm not the best person at recognizing the needs of others, but as I live a life closer to Jesus Christ, I feel that I am guided to those who are in need. We become tools in the Master's hands.