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Hi I'm Josh

I came from Utah. I think bald is beautiful. And I feel that attitude is everything. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a wonderful and beautiful woman. I am father to two (and a half) fantastic children, the oldest of which was born with Down Syndrome. I am an outdoor enthusiast, although I don't actually get out as much as I deserve. I am almost through my first year of PA school and I am outrageously excited to be a PA. I have been south of the equator, I have been in 40+ of the 50 states, I have tracked land tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, I have been caught in an avalanche - but what I have loved the most has been playing "cackle da" (tackle dad) with my kids on the living room floor.

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents are wonderful and faithful Mormons and they taught us what they felt was true. But no Mormon continues to be a faithful and engaged Mormon solely because their parents were. At least not after their old enough to leave the house. That's not a strong enough of a reason. And I recognized that. So now I am a Mormon because I feel and believe that what the Mormon church has to offer is true. And I believe that it's not just offering something beneficial, but something essential to gain something greater. That feeling came as I prayed to the God of us all about His direction for me. And it has grown as I have continued to pray and serve and study and share. My testimony is that God lives, that Jesus Christ lives and that They have established a true church through which They can direct souls back to Heaven.

How I live my faith

I currently work with the teenage boys, ages 14-16, organizing and implementing both church activities and the Boy Scouts program. I absolutely love the time I volunteer in this capacity. I suppose I love it so much because I haven't fully grown up yet, but also because I see myself in them and them in me. What I mean by that is that it wasn't very long ago that I was their age and battling the same challenges they face and it won't be very long until they are asked to do for others what I am doing for them. If I can be their friend and leader enough to the point that they avoid some of the pitfalls, speed bumps and road blocks that I suffered through, then I just may feel some level of success. And if they feel the same drive and devotion and desire for others' success that I feel for theirs', then the future is bright.