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Hi I'm Josh Prieto

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born and raised as a ski bum. Turned out a family man. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

You know, I've always had a hard time defining who I am. I think mostly because I try to define myself with things. Things I do, things I say, things I have. I feel I never really get down to who I am. I can list things I do. I ski, I longboard, I go to collage, and I work. I can list things I say. I love my wife, I love my family and I love the mountains. And of coarse , I can list the things I have. I have a super awesome wife! I have a new baby on the way! I have some purty kewl longboards and some beat up skis. Even though you may know me a little better after that last paragraph, I still don't think it defines who I am. If I really have to answer who am I? I would have to say I'm a child of God and i'm here to learn, help, and love!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Well, for the most part I'm a Mormon because I chose to be. My dad wasn't a member and my mom was an inactive convert for some time after my birth. Around 5 or 6 years old, my mom subscribed to the church magazines, probably Friends and Ensign. I got a hold of those magazines and found a picture of the Savior with children sitting on his lap. I didn't quite know who this person was, but I felt attached to this person and the picture gave me a good feeling. I hung that picture on the back of my bedroom door ever being told who Jesus Christ was and what he had done for me. During the day or maybe the day after, I was playing in my room when my dad came in and saw the picture I had taped to the back of the door. He looked at me, smiled, and said, "do you know who this is?" I vaguely remember shaking my head yes, but saying nothing. My dad smiled again and told me, "It's Jesus." Shortly after he left the room and closed the door behind him. I looked at the picture on the door and felt like I had known who Jesus was all along. A few days later my mom and dad took me church for the first time. My dad was not a member and my mom had not been to church for quite some time. I was baptized a couple years later and though there has been some rough times, the LDS church has been there for me ever since. I have not always been steadfast in my faith, but have always known that Jesus Christ is the atoning one. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church and God loves me. The Savior cares deeply about me and has helped me overcome all obstacles that have come my way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through obeying the Lords commandments and trying with all my heart to make his will mine. I go to church , pay my tithing, and love my family through all the highs and lows. I have as much fun as I can. I laugh, I cry, I love, I work, and play all in the name of faith.