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Hi I'm Joe

I'm serving a mission, thankful for all my many blessings, love my Heavenly Father and my family, and I'm a Mormon!!

About Me

I grew up in a small town in southern alberta. I love playing all sports! Basketball is probably my favorite though. I live on a farm, so as long as I can remember I have been working in the fields. But hard work pays off cause I'm able to go to the lake everyday in the summer. Water sports are pretty sweet as well. Slolam skiing is really fun and intense! Once I graduated High School I started preparing for a mission!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member my whole life, I was baptized when I was 8, and I can still remember that super awesome day! Growing up in the church has been an awesome, espeacially when it comes to my family. We are so close to each other because we all have this gospel in our lives. I love Jesus Christ so I try and follow his example and keep his commandments! I couldn't imagine life without the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I think the most important thing that we can have as children of God is Charity. If everyone knew our Savior and followed him and his example this would be a great world. I try to live how Christ lived and there are a couple of ways we can do that. First we have to read the scriptures, they are great tools in strengthening out faith in Jesus. Second is keeping the commandments of the lord! and third is probably serving others, Christ performed many miracles and helped a lot of people while he was here on the earth.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Joe
It is important cause they are a gift from God! We need to keep them clean so the Holy Ghost can always be with us. If you have a spotless white room in your house you are going to do everything you can to keep that room clean. The same is with our bodies, when we are born we are pure and clean. Thankfully just like we can clean our room when it gets dirty, we can repent when we do harmful things to our bodies to make them clean again. Our bodies are being compared to the temples in the Bible. Just as the Spirit of God is in temples, our bodies are a house for our spirit. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Joe
There are a couple of ways that we can strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ. Since I have been out on my mission I have been able to spend a lot more time studying the scriptures, my faith has increased a lot because of it. I love reading the New testament cause the Gospels are all about what Jesus Christ did on the earth. He was a perfect man, and I can feel of his love while reading about him. So if you want to increase your faith read about Jesus Christ, but also try and apply what you learned into your everyday life. For example if you read about Christ's kindness then try and be more kind to people that you meet throughout the day. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Joe
There is a lot of opinions and views about the Mormon church throughout the world. God is all knowing, and also our loving Heavenly Father so he wants what is best for us. All you need to do is pray and ask God a certain question that you might have about the church. For example, "Is the Book of Mormon true?", "Did Jesus Christ really restore his church through Joseph Smith?"or "Is this the church that I need to be in?" I know that he will answer you through the Holy Ghost. He has answered me and a lot of other people. Pay attention to what you feel as you pray though. In Galations 5:22(a verse in the bible) we learn what the presence of the Holy Ghost will feel like. For me personally I feel really warm or a burning inside my chest. I konw that you will recieve an answer...all you got to do is ask. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Joe
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most important event that has ever happened in the history of the world! There are two different parts to the Atonement which brings two different results. 1. When Jesus's prayed to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane he took upon himself, "the bitter cup." Which includes all of our mistakes, weaknesses, faults, and sins. Because of this we can be cleansed from sin. Later he was crucifued on the cross where he continued to suffer and eventually died. We know from the sciptures that "No unclean thing can enter into the Kingdom of God." And since we will all get atleast a little dirt on us (sin) while we are here on earth we needed a Savior so we could be cleansed from sin and enter into Heaven. If Jesus Christ didn't suffer for us then we would experience Spiritual Death. 2. 3 days later Jesus Christ rose from the grave, now having an immortal body. Because he conqoured physical death our spirits and bodies will be re-united again after death. This is a gift that everyone will recieve no matter what we do here on earth. To get full access of this Atonement we have to try and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Having Faith in him, repenting, being baptized, recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. Because of the Atonement we can feel joy in this life and in the life to come! I am very thankful for Jesus Christ and will forever love him! Show more Show less