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Hi I'm Joseph Merris

I'm a Mormon.I love hanging out with friends.I love just chillin on a nice day. I am thai, and part german and all texan.

About Me

My hobbies are playing Airsoft, Swimming, Martial Arts, Basketball, and Boy Scouts. I enjoy cooking alot so i want to attend culinary school. I want to either open a thai restraunt to go back to my roots. I love hanging with friends. No matter what we do because we always choose activites that let me keep my beliefs even though some of my friends aren't LDS. It could be going to the movies, swimming, hanging at the park, or just hanging out at one of our houses playing board games or playing video games.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I didnt know for myself if this church was true. I went and prayed to God and I got this feeling of just a big bear hug, and being all warm and loved. From that moment on I knew with out a shadow of a doubt God loves me and was always there. I then knew that this was his true church on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I am active in my class at church. I am example for the youth in the ward. I go visit families with a teaching companion every month. I try and share the gospel with others. I am now serving a two year mission for the church in California spreading the gospel. From January 25 2012- January 25 2014 I will be sharing this great gospel.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Joseph Merris
The reason why we needed the Restoration of the Gespel was because back when Jesus was on the earth he called 12 Apostles. Theses Apostles helped him teach the Gospel to the people. When Jesus Christ was Crucified in other words killed. Everybody started hating the Apostles; so people started killing them off. This is known as the apostacy. To give an analogy. Picture a glass table with 13 legs one for Jesus Christ and each of his Apostles. When Jesus died one leg got cut off so now we want to make the table all even so we cut off the rest of the legs. Then that table falls and shatters in millions of pieces. Every minister took a piece of that table and went their own way instead of restoring the Gospel to it's full potential. That is where we get all these churches. They all have partial truth, but not all of it. Even the Bible got changed around though translations and misinterpretation. I think of this council that actually voted on what to keep and take out of the Bible. I think it was called the Niscene creed. We needed the glass table ( Gospel) restored to it's true fullness. Show more Show less