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Hi I'm Joe

I am married, have four children, and live in the American midwest. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My time is given to my wife, our three young boys and and baby girl, my career (I am a statistician/business analyst), church attendance and service, and reading about history, current events, scriptures, and other topics. I grew up in different parts of the western United States, but now live in the midwest. I served a mission in central America. In college, I spent a summer in Europe learning the German language and European history.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and grandparents and beyond were all LDS. I have chosen to continue in my family's path because I have felt that this is the true gospel. I remember being baptized and then being confirmed and given the gift of the holy ghost when I was eight. The rest of that day I had an intense feeling of cleanliness, excitement and power. About two years later, I gave my testimony in church. When I did that, I had even stronger feeling of purity and power than I did when I was baptized! I went on a mission at the age of 19 and really read The Book of Mormon for the first time. That book contains the true gospel! I love to read the Book of Mormon, and the other books of scripture, including the Bible. Whenever I get into a good study of the scriptures, it feels as if my mind is floating in the holy spirit. I have had many experiences listening to church leaders and regular church members speak about the gospel as restored by Joseph Smith and feeling the truthfulness of it. I know that anyone who lives according to the plan of the gospel will experience the power of Jesus Christ, in this life and beyond.

How I live my faith

My faith influences many of the things that I regularly do. What I eat and drink is according to our health code, know as the word of wisdom. The relationship that I have with my wife and children is probably much better than it would be without having an understanding of the importance of families. My faith also helps me know how to prioritize my time. I try to spend time where it matters the most - family, church and community service, scripture study/personal spiritual development, and career.