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Hi I'm Joe

I was born in California but have spent most of my life in Arizona. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married and the father of 5 children. Three of our children are married and we have one grandchild. I enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, skiing and sports. I have a bachelors degree and two masters degrees all related to the field of engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a strong Catholic. However, there were many questions I had that could not be answered. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints had the answers I was searching for. I joined the church at the age of 19 and have grown to know my Savior and Heavenly Father. I have a strong testimony of the Church that is very precious to me. I know this Church to be only Church on the face of the earth to contain the fullness of the gospel. The Book of Mormon is a second witness that Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and redemer. By reading this book I have become closer to my Heavenly Father than ever before. This will be the case with anyone who reads the book. The Book of Mormon is the word of God along with the bible.

How I live my faith

I try to stay very active in the community and church. I have served on the local school board and city council. I have spent several years as scout master. This has been very rewarding to watch the boys grow and develop into young men. My wife and I also coach the high school softball team. I officiate high wrestling and have officiated the state wrestling tournament since 1995. I have also served as a local missionary teaching the gospel. My wife and I have had the opportunity to put together large celebrations such as "Pioneer Week." I have learned that if you love the task at hand, no matter what the situation, your outlook and happiness takes a turn for the better. Being happy with what you do, wherever you do it, makes the people around you feel a little better.