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Hi I'm Josh

I grew up in Bakersfield, California. I find enjoyment in simplicity. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live here in Santa Maria, California and never thought I could be happy with what I currently have. I have prided myself on not only being a self-starter, but an incessant perfectionist...only to realize that was a weakness rather than a quality. I have been learning to find contentment in commonplace things that we do daily. I come from a family of 6, live in a family 3, and dream about a family of 10 (never happen). I am a creative. Define as you will. I am also follow sports, not because I get lost in it, but I find that to make business deals you either have to know your way around the golf course and have a decent short game, or have to be able to hold your own in a debate about the final four with the higher-ups of a company. I have a sickening feeling that I will have all girls as children, but have also have the sweetest feeling when I think of my one girl I have thus far. I love to live life, not in a base-jumping/adrenaline junky kind of way - but not in a way couch potato way either. Finding that place in the middle is what I am currently working on.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my parents did something right when they raised me. I'm not a Mormon because they told me to, but because I saw the things they promised would come true...actually come true. And once I started asking God for things to happen for myself...I saw those things come true. When I left on a mission to France, I saw others ask for things, and saw those things come true. Now that I have a family of my own I have seen the things that God has asked of me come to reality through hard work. And the thing that will keep me a Mormon forever is knowing that the whole truth can be known by everyone who seeks it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by working in my homeward in the Elder's Quorum. We move families from house to house, bring old ladies the sacrament, mow lawns, find jobs for brothers, home teach families, give blessings to the sick, and feed the homeless. And we do it all in-between the full-time jobs and families that we have ourselves. I'm proud to be called elder.