What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Joseph

I'm a medical student who grew up in a small town with a big family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

So being a medical student takes up most of my time, but my friends and wife can attest that I thoroughly enjoy fun activities as often as possible to keep a balance in my life. Basically, I have been in school since returning from my 2 year visit to Portland Oregon in 2004. I have lots of siblings, which I love dearly but miss a ton since I don't get to visit them very often. We grew up in the small town of Montgomery, TX outside the Houston city limits. I love everything to do with water, games, and sports, especially volleyball and fooseball.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because over time I have had numerous experiences in my life that confirmed to me that their is a God, he loves me, and His Gospel is taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a child I studied scripture passages asked of me by my family and a senior missionary couple who taught me the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I prayed about the things I read and learned, and through many experiences then and now, I have found them to be true. Being a Mormon has become a part of who I am. I love Latter-Day Saints and the wonderful examples of how they live their faith each day, not just Sunday. I love my savior Jesus Christ, and the fact that He and our Father in Heaven loves each of us enough to show us guidance, even if we falter here and there. Through their guidance, patient love, and support my questions are answered as to what life is all about, where am I headed, and what should I be doing while I'm on this earth. It is easy to say what you believe in, but much harder to live it day to day. This is another reason why I try to surround myself with Mormons and other positive uplifting individuals.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith each day and hopefully it shows. It didn't always show as much in my past for various reasons, but through spiritual experiences and great examples in my life I have been able to let my light shine so much more. I love doing service, not just the big projects like moving, cleaning, or roofing, but also small acts of kindness like opening doors or giving people rides when possible. I enjoy giving compliments to everyone, especially those that don't usually get them. As for service within the church, I always wanted the job of door greeter to welcome people before church, but being naturally friendly I am able to do that regardless of being asked to do that as a specific calling.