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Hi I'm Joseph Devin Durrant

I live in Provo, Utah. I believe in Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon and loving being one.

About Me

My name is Joseph. I live in Provo but I grew up in Utah and Texas and spent two years in Spain. I am currently going to school. I have been in singing competitions, theater performances, but the thing I love doing most is running, playing soccer and basketball. I also find a lot of joy playing the piano and I love to ski and snowboard. My favorite people include my mother, father, brother and sisters.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born into a family who are Mormons. I have stayed a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and I know it to be true. I know Joseph Smith saw God, the eternal father and his son Jesus Christ. I know that through Joseph Smith, God restored his gospel to the earth. I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and he loves me. I know we have a living prophet today in Thomas S. Monson. He is the one that God has called lead our church. I know that if anyone reads the Book of Mormon and asks God if it is true, they will come to know how true it is. The Church is true and I am grateful to be a part of it. This is my favorite quote by one of the church's leaders "Whatever the question, the answer is the gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught and perpetuated and provided for in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as imperfect as those of us in it all are". I really believe that.

How I live my faith

In my church we spend three hours each Sunday worshiping God and Jesus Christ. However the Sabbath day is used for a lot more than that. Every day for two years I spent my time preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ as a missionary in Spain and learned that there are many wonderful people who love Jesus Christ. I used to ask what were the commandments, the question then changed to why the commandments, currently I want to live the commandments and striving to one day have the commandments be part of me. I try to repent daily because living like Jesus Christ is impossible without sincere change. For me whenever I have a question I like to go to the scriptures and study what it is that Jesus Christ and God want from me. The fun part is living what it tells me. The answer is always there and I just have to decide to follow the counsel. Living my faith brings me a lot of happiness.