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Hi I'm Josh

I have lived in Arizona for 28 yrs. I work with families and individuals to discover ways of bettering their lives. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Salt Lake City. When I was very young my parents moved the family to Mesa, Arizona. I've been in Arizona for over 28 years and love it here. I studies psychology in school and earned a Master's in Counseling. Along the way I met an amazing woman who I asked to marry me. Since then our family has grown to 6. We have been blessed with 4 beautiful children. Despite work and family obligations I still find time for an occassional round of golf, camping trip or football game. No matter how old you are I defintely believe in the work hard play hard principle. Today I consider myself one of the lucky ones... I have a great family and my career is in a field that I love. Each day is a new adventure.

Why I am a Mormon

The question has often been asked of me, "Why are you Mormon?". For me, that is one of the easiest questions I've ever had to answer. My reply is simple. "Being Mormon brings me complete peace and happiness". Here's why...The peace comes from a perfect faith in the plan of salvation. Knowing where I came from, why I am here and where I am going after this life. Having those answers gives a sweet comfort and peace that I have found nowhere else in my life. The happiness comes from living the righteous principles of the gospel. As I live the Mormon standards I draw closer to my Saviour. I know that I want to live with my Heavenly Father again someday and I also know that in order to achieve this I have to be worthy. As I live a more righteous life, I feel closer to my goal of eternal life. It is in these moments that I feel especially content. I feel that true happiness that can only come from within.

How I live my faith

One thing that is definitely different in the Mormon church is service. I am given several opportunities to serve others in my church. I have spent the past several years teaching Sunday School for the youth at my ward. I also volunteer with the local boy scout troop and serve as a merit badge counselor and scout leader. In the past I have worked with other members from the ward to clean the building. I have provided meals for families in need. I have supervised youth trips. I show my faith and dedication to the gospel by serving others. I also show my faith by leading my family in righteous paths and teaching them the simple truths of Christ's teachings from the Bible and Book of Mormon.