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Hi I'm Josh

I grew up in North Queensland, I'm a guitarist, a fisherman and lover of all things sport. I love my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a single parent home with my mum and big sister who looked out for me...most of the time. I graduated from highschool and worked for a couple of years until I was old enough to serve as a missionary for the church. While serving as a missionary I gained a desire for learning. I came home and enrolled in university. Seven years on, I'm living in Brisbane and have married my best friend.  I love my wife and 7 month old son. Hanging out with them really is the best thing in the world! They bring so much meaning into my life. One of the many things I have in common with my wife is that I love to do anything outdoors. I'm into mountain biking, bush walking and camping. I have an 18 month old lab puppy and I am sure that dogs really are man's best friend...except for my wife, of course. I'm a policeman here where I live, though my job doesn't define me like I thought it would when I was a child. I find my job an interesting challenge at times but at the end of the day I only work in my spare time to fill in time between spending time with my family and our holidays.

Why I am a Mormon

I was all but raised in the church having been baptised when I was nine years old along with my sister. Our baptism was performed by our grandfather who, though he passed away many years ago, still remains the biggest example in my life. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and how it teaches me to be a better person. It helps me to understand that the only way to be better is to do better. I believe that music is a gift from Heaven and it helps me to get closer to my saviour Jesus Christ. Music is a big part of my life and lifts me when I'm down. Life isn't always easy and it wasn't meant to be. But knowing who I am, a son of God, and where I'm going if I'm obedient, to live with God again, makes everything worthwhile. Knowing that my family can be together forever makes me want to try harder and be better so we can be there together with eachother.

How I live my faith

I've learned as I've gotten older that there is more to being a mormon than just going to church on a Sunday. I need more than a once a week thing to help me along. Life is great but you can't do it alone. I try to live what I learn and be just that little bit better today than I was yesterday. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me that the only real way to help myself is to help others around me. I hope I do that, even just a little bit. The church has given me heaps of opportunities to help those around me. As a teenager I had the opportunity to work together with other kids my own age on service projects for others who maybe couldn't do it for themselves all the while knowing that the only benefit for us will be that fact that we did it, and that it will bring happiness to someone else. It was the best! As an adult I've had the chance to work and serve in the church's children and youth organisations. These opportunities have been some of the most amazingly rewarding times in my life. I have helped facilitate and organise service projects similar to those I participated in as a young teenager while working with the youth. To see a group of young people between 12 and 18 years old helping and working together really shows me how God takes care of His children, through each of us. My faith helps me to see people for who they really are, sons and daughters of a God who loves us all.