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Hi I'm Joseph

I'm originally from Washington, D.C. I served a mission in Ecuador, now I live here with my wife and 3 daughters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Washington, D.C. metro area, I would not consider my childhood typical. I had a privileged life, there was never a time that I went without the necessities of life. I married an Ecuadorian woman after serving a mission in her home country, I was 21 years old. We lived in Florida for almost 5 years until we fell on hard times. We decided to move to Ecuador where the cost of living is much lower, and in my opinion the quality of life is higher. I currently teach English to those who want to learn and I charge very little. I find work were I can whether over the internet or locally. I do not have much bu I am content with what that Lord has given me at this stage in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with the church in my life. My parents were Mormon and we would go to church on a semi regular basis. When I was 19 years old, my parents had divorced and were both inactive. I felt that I needed to make a decision as to what I wanted to do with my life. I studied the Bible extensively, as well as the Book or Mormon. I came to know through prayer, mediation, fasting, and living the word of God that His church was restored through Joseph Smith. There is no doubt in my mind that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of God. It is His church and my testimony of that truth grows constantly.

How I live my faith

Because I live in such a poverty stricken country, my wife and I look for opportunities to improve the lives of those around us. We donate clothes, food, or even money when we see that the occasion calls for it. Every person that we come in contact with that is suffering in some way, mainly due to their financial situation, we try and remedy it. After their temporal needs have been met, if only slightly, we introduce them to the Mormon missionaries. We believe that Christ has a way entering the hearts of man that will allow them to improve their situation, if not temporally then spiritually. I have met families with little to nothing in this life but they are at peace knowing that God is mindful of their prayers and is always providing for their needs.