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Hi I'm Milton H. (Joe)

I was born and raised on a Indian Reseveration in Montana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, which is the largest reservation in Montana in a little town called Frazer, population of about 125. My Father worked for the Great Northern Railroad in that area. There were very few white families, mostely Indian families lived there. I attended grade and High School. I graduate from High School in May 1958. Then in June of 1958 I enlisted in the U.S. Navy with 22 years of service. Had broked service from 1969 thru 1974, I returned to the Naval Service in Oct 197 4, retiring in Jan 1985. My jobs in the Navy were Visual Comunications (Signalman), and Master-At-Arms when in port most of the time. I spent most of my adult life in California, and Texas. I moved to Washington State in 2002. I am a Dad with two duaghters and one son. I have eight grandchildern and one great grand daughter. Later in my life I was a professional painter, and did handy man work. My Hobbies are playing the key board for my own pleasure and for others as well. I also like to paint on rocks.

Why I am a Mormon

We were one of the few families in the area that were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints "Mormons". Mother was born into the Church. Her family are descentants of the Mormon Pioneers that came across the plains from Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valley in 1846- 1847. My Father is a convert to the Church. He became a member in March 1938. I too was born into the Church. Mother passed away, when I was ten years of age, leaving my sister age 8 and a baby brother one day old. My Father kept us all together, and he didn't re-marry until I was three weeks from graudating from High School. Shortly after entering the Naval Service, being weak in my faith, I became inactive from the Church (left the Church), for approximently 12 years. I went through a sad divorce from my first wife in the early 60's and just about became an Alcoholic, having no faith in anything or anyone. Most of all, there came a point in my life I didn't believe in God or Jesus Christ. That was the darkest part of my life. It took me about 6 years to slowly begin to believe in God and Jesus Christ. I re-married in 1968. I came back into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the summer of 1971. This has been the most wonderful thing that has happened to me and my family. Prayer, and knowing our prayers are answered, brings the knowledge that God is our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is our Savior of ALL. All people regardless of their faith, are all his children in the World. I have a knowledge of being a member of this Church with a living Prophet and 12 living Apostles bearing witness everyday that Jesus Christ lives and is our Savior, and they communitate with them daily, and are getting revelation from on high, is one of the greatest blessings we can have. It brings much peace and comfort to our souls. Thus giving me the most happiness, and love for all my brother's and sister's here on earth. Knowing we all are one big eternal family with God and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith, by being a living example each day, by living the golden rule, and showing graditude for my Savior Jesus Christ. When I see someone that is having a bad day or feeling blue, I try to make their day better. I have had many callings in the Church over the last few years, each one has been very rewarding, and helps me to grow in the Gosple of Jesus Christ. I am envolved with the Senior's Center, helping the Senior.s anyway I can. Playing the keyboard and giving them painted rocks to brigten up there lives. I am an Assist. Scout Master in my Church, and I enjoy our youth, and I want to be a good example to them, so they will become rightous leaders of men when they become adults.