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Hi I'm Josh

I grew up in Colorado. I'm a husband. I'm a father. I love the outdoors ... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud parent of two beautiful girls and the husband of an amazing woman. I had the opportunity to serve a mission in French Polynesia and fell in love with the Polynesian way of wife. To this day I still do not wear a watch. I believe in being spontaneous. Some of my most memorable adventures were conceived at a moment's notice. My hobbies include photography, wakeboarding and fly fishing. As a family we enjoy being outdoors. During the summer we spend nearly all of our free time on the lake wakeboarding and waterskiing. This gives me the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my family. It also allows me to feed my craving for adrenaline on a surface that is more forgiving than asphalt. One of my favorite feelings is the rush of landing a new trick - to this day I will never forget the feeling I had after landing my first invert. I love learning new things and I especially like working with my hands. I am currently remodeling our home and I am proud to say most of the work I have been able to do myself. I am an engineer by day and a husband and father by night, but most of the people who know me would probably tell you I am a nerd all of the time. I would have to agree with them. My greatest joy comes from being with my family. I cherish the principle that families can be together forever. I can not think of anything greater than being able to spend all of eternity united as a family in the presence of our Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

The values, principles and teachings that come from the doctrine taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints not only gives my life direction and purpose, but they also fill my life with joy. Maintaining these values frees me from many the worries, stresses and problems that our society faces. My family is closer because of living these principles. Though I was born in the Church, it wasn't until my early adult years that I became fully converted. I saw how miserable my life seemed to be when I wasn't following the teachings of the gospel. In short, I just wasn't happy living like that. But as soon as started making changes to my life in order to follow the teaching of Jesus Christ, my happiness was restored. The Church has an amazing support group of other members that are easy to relate too. By surrounding myself with other people with high standards and values, it made me a better person. It continues to make me a better person. Not long after my conversion I served a mission in French Polynesian where I discovered how important it is to serve other people. I'm a Mormon because I love serving others and it gives me the opportunity to serve. I believe my mission prepared me to be a more successful husband and father. During my mission I developed a much closer relationship with God, our Heavenly Father. I know that he knows me personally. That he listens to my prayers and answers them. I know that God loves each and every one of us on a very personal level. My testimony of these things and of the truthfulness of the teachings in this church give me a firm foundation upon which to build the rest of my life. It has also helped me to bring happiness in other peoples lives as they discover for themselves these truths.

How I live my faith

I love serving others. Most of my projects at home are put on hold because I am helping someone else with their home improvements. I love the way it makes me feel to be able to have an impact on other peoples lives. I try to do what I can to lift people up and better the lives of those around me, mostly through simple acts of kindness. Nearly all of my friends and colleagues know I'm a Mormon simply by my actions. I do my best to live in harmony with the gospel which includes not drinking, smoking, using fowl language or being involved in inappropriate conversations. Most of the people I know respect me for my decision to separate myself from these things. On Sunday I teach a class about the basic doctrines and beliefs of our church. Every month I try to visit the homes of familys in my area to make sure their basic needs are being met and also share a spiritual message. Because the gospel has brought so much joy to my life, I try to share it others without being overbearing or pushy.