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Hi I'm Joseph

I was a Navy kid. I am now in the Navy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 First and foremost, I'm a Mormon. I grew up roaming the world with my Dad, Mum and little Sister wherever the U.S. Navy sent us. I have lived in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Japan. I am now in the U.S. Navy and am a Surgical Tech medical field. I am a father of one child, and am happily married. I love running and playing on my jumping stilts.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I know without a doubt that the Gospel is true. I know that the Lord God answers our each and every prayer. I know that Joseph Smith was a real prophet and I know that we have a living prophet at the head of our church today, Thomas S. Monson. I have a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and his Atoning sacrifice that we may all be saved. These few simple truths mean the world to me. They mean that I have the knowledge that I am not ever alone. They let me know that there is always someone to talk to, who will without a doubt listen. These few truths tell me that I have a purpose here on this earth other than simply living. I love the church with a sincere passion. I was raised a Mormon by good parents. I chose to retain my faith after leaving home and learning briefly what it is like to not have the Gospel in my life. This church is true. I will testify that to the very end.

How I live my faith

 I have a calling as a teacher of the children. I find, however, that they teach me quite a bit in return. In our lessons we learn of Jesus Christ and his Love for each and every one of his children. We learn of the teachings of the Bible, Book of Mormon, and other modern day scripture. I live my faith by letting all those around me know who I am. In this way, I am able to teach them as well of what Mormons believe and who we really are. I pray daily to my Heavenly Father, who listens and responds.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

 Q Do Mormons believe in the Trinity? A In a sense. We believe in the Godhead. Three individual beings, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. They are separate beings who are one in mind and purpose. Both Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have bodies of flesh and bone, just as we do. The Holy Ghost is a spirit still so that his influence can be everywhere at once. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

We baptize by immersion. This means that we completely submerse or "dunk" the individual under water and bring them back up. This is done in similitude of the washing away of all your sins, as well as dying and being reborn clean and new. Baptism is the first ordinance, or sign to God from us, that shows God we are ready to devote our lives to serving Him. It is also the first step on the path to Eternal Life. That is to say life with our families and God after we die. We baptize by the proper authority, the Priesthood, and, "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost." Show more Show less