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Hi I'm Joshua

I'm a math major, I love to play tennis, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am about to start my freshman year of college. I am aspiring to be a high school math teacher. I love to play tennis and other sports with friends, such as football and basketball. I go to the temple as frequently as I can to feel the peace it brings and help as many deceased brothers and sisters as I can. I love music. I believe music has a huge influence in my life, so I strive to listen to the right music that will uplift me and strengthen me. I love my family and friends, and am thankful for the wonderful examples I have in my life. I'm a mormon, obviously.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to an LDS mother, but a non-member father. I always grew up going to church with my siblings and mother. I have always believed in the gospel and its teachings, but over the past few years have really grown my own testimony of different parts of the gospel so I can rely on my own testimony, rather than others'. I continue to follow His gospel because of the pure joy and happiness it brings me. I love that no matter what situation I'm in, no matter what I need, my Father in Heaven will always be there for me. He is there to listen, comfort, strengthen, and guide me. I love the continuous revelation the leaders of the church receive, and that I can receive personally. It shows that God still cares for His children and that He will never forsake us. I love the optimistic attitude that is taught in the church. We are always taught to trust in the Lord, pray for help, and be assured that help will come. The church teaches that things will get better if we trust in our Father in Heaven and our Savior, Jesus Christ. I am thankful for the power of the Atonement and the role it has played in my life. I know that I can always be forgiven, through the Atonement, if I will have faith and be honestly sorry for the things I have done. I am thankful for the Restoration through the prophet Joseph Smith. I am thankful for all prophets since Joseph Smith, especially Gordon B. Hinckley, and the prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. I love this church!

How I live my faith

As a ward, we have a challenge from our Bishopric to attend the temple as often as possible. Recently, I have tried to attend whenever I can, and I have noticed a wonderful change in my own spirit and countenance. I have become more patient, loving, and willing to help others. I have also tried to be more willing to share the gospel and talk about my beliefs. I am open to talking about the gospel with my family, especially my father who is not a member. I hope to one day see my father baptized and receive all the blessings that I hold dear as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes, marriage is meant to last much longer than this mortal life. Marriage between husband and wife is meant to last forever. When a husband and wife are married in the temple, by the proper authority, they are also sealed together for eternity. Along with being sealed to each other, they are also sealed to all of their posterity children, grandchildren, etc.. As long as each individual family member accepts the Atonement of Jesus Christ, makes and keeps the covenants necessary, performs all necessary ordinances, and endures to the end with faith in Christ, all families can be together forever in Heaven. Show more Show less