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Hi I'm pojo

I am serving a full time mission in the Indiana, Indianapolis mission. My home town is Medford Oregon. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My full given name is Paul John Von Strahl but my entire life from the age of about 3 years old I have been called Pojo. I grew up in Medford Oregon and am the oldest of now ten kids. I am serving a full time mission in Indiananapolis, Indiana and am really falling in love with the people here. there have been ups and downs in my mission so far but I am learning as I share my most prized possession, my testimony. My parents as full as there hands are, have always found the time to focus their love and help me grow and love the gospel. My life has only been as difficult as I've chosen to make it, but I know, as long as I work hard and do difficult things, I can accomplish great things. I'm not a perfect person, but I strive to become like my heavenly father. There have been times where I feel like giving up or not giving my all. But through out my life I've only given as little as I could, to still get by, and I have realized that if you don't give it 100% you sit the bench and I'm tired of being a bench sitter. I have a goal and now as I serve the lord nothing and no one can stop me from giving my all. I love sports and being athletic. I play any sport i have the opportunity to participate in but only on our preparation days. For 6 days of my life i completely devote all of my time and efforts to serving the lord on my mission. I go to lots of places, with a lot of young men with similar story's to mine, but it doesn't matter who or where I'm set on serving the lord.

Why I am a Mormon

im a mormon because i have faith in jesus christ and try to live daily by his teachings, found in the bible and in the book of mormon. im a mormon because i belive that families are eternal and are truly meant to last all of eternity. im a mormon because the values that mormons uphold will help me raise a happier family, help me be successful in life, and live up to the incredible tallents the lord has blessed me with. Im a mormon because if i ever have doubts or lose faith i know i can turn to my parents, or leaders, or friends, because i trust them to uphold the same values that i uphold, to have the same standards that jesus christ has set for all of his children. jesus christ is the center of our religon. not joseph smith he cant save me, not the temple it won't save me, not my works they won't save me, a book cannot save me. but i know that the only way i can show my great love for jesus christ is by doing as he has asked me to do. i believe that the mormons and that i am following jesus christ by following the principals taught by the church of JESUS CHRIST of latter day saints because i have tried it. i have asked god in the name of jesus christ if this is true. and the answer that keeps staring me in the face is that it is. im a mormon, because i know that the book is true. im a mormon, because joseph smith was a prophet of god. im a mormon because i love jesus christ and his sacrifice for me. i know that if i am to love jesus christ and try to be like him i must obey his truths. this is the truth. its GODS truth. and thats why im a mormon

How I live my faith

i live my faith in all that i do. i am a missionary and a servant of the lord jesus christ and i am workingt hard to try to bring people into his fold. i rake yards, shovel snow, clip grass, pull weeds, paint fences, run in relay for life, walk in walks for soldiers, tape old ladys boxes up, help people build garages, dig holes, fix floors, hang dry wall, volenteer at liberaries, help out at food pantries, call bingo at senior centers, help old people play cards, serve food to those who need food, and live in a way that he would have me live my life. not because i have to or am told to but because he did, and i want to be like him...

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

talk to me... i am serving a mission in indiana and love to share why i believe... if im not around talk to my family they live in medford oregon. if they are not around talk to someone on this website and they will tell you how to get a hold of someone to talk to.. Show more Show less