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Hi I'm Josiah Dahlstrom

Our prophet says: Never let a problem to be solved, become more important than a person to be loved. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Pocatello ID and have 6 children . My wife and I love the values the LDS church teaches, but even more importantly, we rely heavily on those teachings for our children. I could easily give credit to my wife for who they are (well mannered, well behaved, loving and caring), but also recognize the important role of the lessons taught in their Sunday school classes. Sometimes it's as simple as how to share and listen reverently when their teacher is giving a lesson. We are very fortunate to have more than the 2 of us interested in their growth and behaviors. This comes as an added benefit to our membership in the church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful for the understanding of a Savior who knows and loves me despite my weaknesses or imperfections. He can offer comfort in our trials and help our joy become more full in the happy times. I love to serve and have realized time and time again that we are part of a bigger picture. It's so easy to get lost in the "grind" and forget that life is so much more than going to work from 8-5 and trying to please everybody around us. I have come to know that the scriptures are true and teach what God would have us do. He has called prophets to lead and guide us just as Moses led his people as the Lord's anointed mouthpiece. I also know the Book of Mormon to be true because of the peace that comes to me each time I read from it. There is a promise that all can know if it's truthfulness if they will read from it, ponder its words, and ask God in prayer if they are true. Simple steps, but knowing its truth leads to greater satisfaction and understanding of why we are here on this earth.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church is all about service. It's good to see a need and act on it. I've often wondered, with a busy work schedule, raising a large family, and all the demands that life can bring, how I would ever find the time to serve my fellow man. The opportunities abound. Although difficult at times, I look forward to working with and camping with the boy scouts, teaching a Sunday School class and performing service projects among my peers. It's a great way to build a community and strengthen relationships. I truly enjoy helping others and have never put forth the effort without getting something in return. I honestly belive that helping others is the best way to combat selfishness and keep yourself from depression and unhappiness.