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Hi I'm Josh

I enjoy eating frosted shredded wheat, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Josh, and I'm from Wyoming. I love everything nerdy. I'm also a big fan if the outdoors. I have a particular passion for politics and other social sciences. The ultimate day for me would include sipping hot chocolate around the campfire, reading a good book see above subjects, and probably a full-size suit of Storm Trooper armor.  

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon, so I was born into it. While growing up I went through the motions, while my parents strongly believed. Throughout my childhood, and through high school, I leaned on borrowed faith. However, the Lord has blessed me with important crossroads in my life, where I came to know these things for myself.   I always had trouble believing that God called another prophet. More particularly, I was skeptical of Joseph Smith's story. It was a bold claim, and I saw little of what I considered to be evidence. After graduating high school, I sought to learn more about Joseph Smith. One day I was reading in a book, where Joseph's mother was quoted describing her boy. She was simply describing how Joseph would sit around the dinner table with his family and share what he learned throughout his translation of The Book of Mormon. As I read this, a powerful feeling came upon me, and I began to weep. I felt peace that could only come from God. It was quiet and rather uneventful from the outside, but what the Holy Ghost had softly impressed upon me was so powerful and lasting, that I have never again doubted that Joseph Smith was a true messenger commissioned by Jesus Christ. I've had a similar experience with The Book of Mormon, and I testify to its divinity; it is the word of God. I already believed in the Savior, so with the witness I've received about The Book of Mormon, and about Joseph Smith, I know of a surety that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true and living Church of God on the earth today. It contains a fullness of Christ's gospel that cannot be found anywhere else.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm a full-time missionary. All day long, seven days a week I talk to people about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'll do this for two years, voluntarily, and without compensation, before I return to my home.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

 The missionaries will talk about Jesus Christ. Everything they discuss with you is meant to cultivate your faith in the Lord and bring you closer to Him. They will talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how the full knowledge of it has returned to the Earth, after having been lost due to the disobedience of God's children to His commandments. When they arrive, they may bring along a member from our local congregation. Each visit will normally last no longer than 45 minutes. Feel free to ask questions. This is for you. Before they leave, you will be invited to learn more, and asked if a return appointment can be scheduled. In the meantime, you are encouraged to pursue learning on your own, through study and prayer. When the missionaries return next time with your permission, they can answer your further questions, and unfold more of our unique message to you. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets on the American continents. Many records of the people, and their dealings with God were kept. A prophet-historian named Mormon compiled and abridged their records around 400 AD. He included the writings of others, as well as his own commentary. Modern word-print analysis has confirmed that the book was written probably by several authors. Mormon entrusted the abridged record to his son, Moroni, who in turn buried it. Joseph Smith was shown where to locate it centuries later and translated it by the power of God. Show more Show less