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Hi I'm Josh

I'm a unicyclist, football diehard, and love the saxophone. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Theres not much really. I haven't done anything terribly exciting in my life. I guess you could stay I'm an average Joe. Sports and the outdoors have been the love of my life so far (besides my wonderful family.) Camping, hiking and four-wheeling are my favorite outdoor hobbies. I tell you what, you just don't get the full aprecciation of God's creations until you are out in the mountains, with noone around and you just have time to just go, "Wow." Those are some of my favroite moments. I would like to consider myself an avid outdoorsman, but I think amateur is a better word. Sports are just an outlet. I am very active and love feeling the rush of excitement and the feelings when a game is on the line. I played just about everything. Football, baseball, basketball, ran track, and lots and lots of others. They are my life. I don't know what I would be without sports. I also love music. I play the saxophone and love it. Not many young adults will say, or at least admit, that they love jazz. I do. I also love just about anything else that comes over the radio, especially country. Being raised by my mother who lived on a dairy farm her whole life, I learned an aspect of work and country life that I will cherish forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon by birth, but that doesn't mean I automatically knew that this is the only true church. Just like everyone else, I had to gain my own personal testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon. As a youth, I lived the faith of my fathers, but as I got older and was able to make my own decisions, I had to personally see if this is the only true Gospel. I'm a Mormon because I choose to be. Noone is forcing me to be a member. It's my personal testimony and love for the Savior that keeps me here. I have seen so many blessings from being a Mormon that it just doesn't make sense not to be one. I mean, who wouldn't want the constant guidance from God in their life? I do! Sign me up! And I truly have seen them.

How I live my faith

Well, living my faith is an everyday process. Each morning I really have to make the decision that I will do what the Lord expects of me as a member of His church. I believe that the best way that I live my faith is being a friend to everyone and trying to serve them whenever I have an opportunity. LIving my faith to me also means that I try to build my faith. Stagnant faith is a failing faith, I believe. I am never satisfied with the knowledge I have so I study the scriptures and learn God's word every day. This is my personal time with the Lord as I like to say, when it is me, Him, and His Spirit and His Holy Scriptures. It gives me an opportunity to unwind and focus on the most important aspect of my life, my relationship with my Heavenly Father, for He truly is my Father. I also live my faith be serving in the Church, currently helping those in Texas draw nearer to the Lord. There are many ways to live and show my faith in Jesus Christ. Fiath is an action word though, and just having a fiath is not living it. Knowing that Christ is my Savior drives me to live as He lived, to serve and bless others, keep myself mentaly and physically clean, and to contuinually stive to do better.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Josh
Heavens no! We worship Jesus Christ just as the millions of other Christians around the world. Joseph Smith was simply the tool in His hands to restore His Church on the earth today in modern times. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Josh
Oh man. There are so many blessings that come from the Holy Ghost. He teaches us truth, he comforts us during times of pain and sorrow, he helps us when we have noone else to turn to but God and Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is one of the biggest blessings in my life right now. Having the ability to have him with me if I live worthy of His standards gives me the opportunities I need to grow spiritually and intellectualy. These are just a few of the countless blessings that come from the gift of the Holy Ghost. If you are truly searching, ask God, study the scriptures, and then make the decision to act on that inspiration. That is the Holy Ghost in action. And that is when you will truly feel him. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Josh
Awesome. That is the word. Being a Mormon is wonderful. To have the moral standards and the personal desire to be clean and true and to just be a friend to those around me is the most wonderful part. When I truly live the commandments that Christ has given to the world, it lets me be free to enjoy life without having to rely on a substance or, really, anyone else for that matter. Joy comes from doing what Christ wants us to do, and for me, doing that makes life wonderful. Yeah, I have my trials, but so does everyone else. But with the truths that I hold dear to guide me, it sure makes going through those a bit easier. So being a Mormon is like knowing what flavor of ice cream you want when you have a hundred different choices around you. It's easy. You have made your choice through past experience and it is tried and true. Show more Show less