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Hi I'm Joseph L. Fryer

I love to play basketball, work hard, and hit the books. I have an interest in medicine and I am Mormon

About Me

I grew up in a family of 8. My mother, father, 4 sisters and one older brother. My grandparents lived behind us for quite some time. With 10 in one place there was always something going on. Right now I work 30 hours a week, volunteer, and attend college full time working towards a medical degree. My family and I spend as much time as possible together. Whether it is hiking, looking for rocks at the Oregon coast, or sitting down and laughing at the silly memories childhood brings. I am grateful for the day to day blessings I experience and for the value of friendship.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up the first several years of my life active in the church. Around the age of 12 I started to go inactive and rarely if ever attended church. From 12 to about 17 I was inactive but maintained many of the moral beliefs. They were values that were not just instilled in me, but resonated from within as eternal truths that I felt were real. When many of my friends chose to take a different path I had the choice before me. Should I follow? It was a hard time in my life learning what values were truly important to me. That is when I started to read the Book of Mormon. When I applied Moroni's challenge from chapter 10 verses 3-5, I gave it my all. For the first time I started to read the Book of Mormon and actually apply its teachings into my life. As time continued I felt my soul begin to grow as Alma talks about in chapter 32. My faith had started with a belief, a feeling that I had inside me and when I acted on it, it grew. My testimony has only since grown as I served a mission in Tempe, Arizona mission. I spent 2 precious years in the service of my savior and learned truly what was important to me. I am Mormon because I know the Church of Jesus Christ is true because I tested Moroni's challenge and acted on the witness that I received from the Holy Spirit.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a Mix and Mingle Co-Chair. Mix and Mingle is an event where members and non-members gather after church and learn more about one another. My Co-chair and I plan and organize meals for a group of 70-90 people every month or two. We also plan and organize firesides. Firesides are church sponsored meetings or activities where non-members and members alike learn more about their savior and how we can become better individuals. I also teach other members of the church about the principles of the gospel. I find joy and happiness as I faithfully fulfill the responsibilities that I have been blessed with. When I live my faith to the best of my abilities I feel complete peace, love and happiness. I know the Lord blesses all who faithfully serve him.