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Hi I'm Josh Hartzell

I grew up in Washington state, I've served a 2-year mission in Poland. I have a beautiful wife and 3 children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For me, family and friends come first. I love sports and play them regularly, especially basketball and football with different groups of friends. I also love alternate sports such as snowboarding, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and so on. I enjoyed school and I recently graduated with a bachelors in Business Management from UOP. I'm a father of 3 awesome children and have the best wife a guy could hope for. We live in Gig Harbor, WA and are lucky to have family close by.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church however that's not why I'm a Mormon. For me, I had to find out on my own whether this church is true or not and not rely on me being raised in the church as the reason. I had an amazing, profound experience when I was 19 years old right after the fare-well of a friend who was leaving on his mission. This experience erased all doubt about God, his church and what he wanted for me in my life. I know this is God's true and complete church on the earth and that anyone can live happier by living the principles and teachings of it. I know my life would be very different if I was not a member of this chruch and living by the principles it teaches. I love God and his son Jesus Christ and I believe they direct this church through a living Prophet today, just as he did in the Bible and Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I currently attend the Crescent Valley ward and serve as a primary teacher with my wife. I've also been involved in the Boy Scouts of America as a Scout Master for my church's young men. I enjoy teaching lessons of the gospel and I'm a member of our Elders Quorum within our ward.