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Hi I'm Joel Lehi

Immigrant to America from México. Dancer & Writer. I'm an International Activist for Youth and Family Empowerment. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am creating my own major in college, Social Justice in Education. Trying to be certified in Positive Psychology. I am already a Certified Strengthing Families Coach. I ballroom dance Cha Cha, Waltz, Tango, Paso Doble, Samba, Rumba, Jive, Swing, and Salsa, Mexican Folk Dance, Modern Dance, Tap dance, black belt Karate, Yoga, and Tia Chi. I Love to draw in color pencil, play the baritone like a small tuba, trumpet in a Mariachi Band. I play the Organ and Piano. I do activism and community organizing. I focus on Youth Empowerment and Strengthening Families. I am Currently Serving a Full time Mission in Tokyo Japan between Aug. 24, 2011- Aug. 24, 2013. Spanish is my Native Language, English is my second and Japanese is my Third. And an interesting blessing while on my mission is that I am learning Portguese as my fourth langauge because I served in a Portguese speaking area. I never thought I would be at the least trilingual, but now I'm multilingual...or in other words, my mind is too mixed up with languages. Thus causing me to not be able to communicate well in any language. !Yo amo muchisimo Jesucristo! I love Jesus Chirst! イエスキリストを愛しています! Eu amo Jesus Cristo!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have a testimony of the truth and amazing reality of empowerment that comes by knowing your first and most important identity. Being a Son or Daughter of a Loving Heavenly Father. We all belong to a family, an eternal family. Knowing that we can be sealed to our family for all time and eternity gives me peace and hope. I believe and know everyone has divine potential. Education is life long learning, experience here on earth to know ourselves and help each other to become more like our heavenly parents. Social Justice is empowering individuals to become strong contributing citizens and positive change agents. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most empowering truth any human can receive to become a life long learner and empowered individual and family member. I am Mormon because I believe in our Savior Jesus Christ's Atonement and the Book of Mormon to be the word of God translated by the prophet Joseph Smith. The Atonement is the only thing that has saved me and continues to save me. My motivation is the pure love of Christ, even Charity for everything I do. Faith then becomes my power. Hope is my foundation and I try my best to have integrity in all my actions so my foundation is truly firm. Through the Book of Mormon and the Bible I have come to understand eternal truths. God is my Loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is my personal Savior. I have been able to understand my relationship with them through the Holy Spirit.

How I live my faith

I empower others to become the best they can. To empower means that you help others recongize the power that they hold already through their identities, background and what makes them vulnerable. Self-awareness, being the "first" step to that change for a "new creature". We are all naturally are empathtic but through our other natural existance with bodies we become carnal, lustful, and numb our empathy, love, joy, weakness, strengths, and light of Christ. We cannot then recongize or feel the Holy Spirit. To empower is to help stop our numbing of soul, body and spirit. To help others, but most important yourself to use your agency or "autonomy" to empower and not numb. So much of todays world is literally numbing us to not care, feel, empathize, morn, cry, laugh, cheer, and sing joy with all of our earthly family. Numbing and dumbing habits and routines cause us to never become a contributing member of society, our community, and our family. To Empower is to have a vision from applying our agency or autonomy. A vision focused and supported on eternal truths like we never stop growing, learning and being a family. that we must always have a family. That even though we are not perfect we are still loved by our loving Heavenly Father. We recieve weaknesses to be humble, we are oppressed to be humble we have idenities to unite & strengthen each other. These things that make us vulnerable make us beautiful but we must grow and make them strengths! We must always progress, because not progressing is a sin and truly a sad state. To be truly "educated" would result in us simply really applying our agency, to vision our future, or destiny aligned with heavens view, and then having the power from empowerment within us already to make it come to pass. I'm an young community organizer, activist, strengthening families coach, & student. I empower others to become the best they can by sharing eternal truths & helping understand their true freedom.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Joel Lehi
There are now over 60,000 volunteer missionaries in the world and they serve between 18 to 24 months at their own expense. They teach and share their own testimony of eternal truths like the Plan of happiness prepared by our Loving Heavenly Father, and the Restrored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how we can more fully build our faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. They are not perfect and they don't know everything but they truly are humble enough to leave everything behind to share what makes them happy. I would bring them so much joy to have you hear their message and pure testimony. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Joel Lehi
The Family is the fundamental unit of society, once that falls so does society. Eternity is for us and for our families. We truly can be with our families forever! In the world we truly only have little things we can take after we die, our spirit, agency, knowledge, and families! Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Joel Lehi
Read the book of Mormon and do what it says in Moroni 10:4-5 and what it says in James 1:5-6 Show more Show less