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Hi I'm Joe

I play football for BYU. I am a missionary in Miami Beach. I mess with alligators. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Utah is my home. I'm proud of it, and will be back there someday. Football... Is what I do and who I am. I play linebacker for BYU, but right now I am kind of on a 2 year time out. I'm living it up in Miami Beach Florida, serving a mission for the boss... Jesus Christ. I am a missionary, but I am still a person. I love everything outdoors. I love fishing and the mountains. I basically just like to chill and have a good time.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church really since I was born. My parents always brought me to church, and raised me to have faith in christ and do what is right. I was baptized when I was 8 and always had a fun time on sundays going to church and having a good time. Then I became a teenager, and well... Church wasn't the highest thing on my priority list. It was actually very low. I still went, not every week, but I went.. Mainly to please my parents and people at church. And slowly I became less and less active, it just was not important to me. As my activeness in the church declined, so did the happiness in my life. I went down a few paths that were not taking me in the best dirrection. I was having fun.. but wasn't happy (there is a differance). I took a step back and looked at the lives of everyone that I knew. And came to the conclusion that those who had Jesus Christ in their lives, were just overall more happy. So I decided I needed to find out if this stuff was real or not. My older sister was invited to some activities.. and started going back to church. And well... she made me go with her so.. I started going to church again, reading the book of mormon, and actually praying.. (first time since I was very young). I felt good about it, I felt a peace and comfort in that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the path I need to be on.. for that moment and for the rest of my life. I know that this is the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and if anyone wants true happiness in life... just hop on the path :)

How I live my faith

I go to church on sunday... and learn about God and Jesus Christ. I go to church on tuesday... and have fun at activities with the YSA (young single adults). I know how to follow Christ, and I know how to party. The two go hand in hand in my mind. If you are not having fun and happy in your life.. take a step back and ponder about what you are doing. I live my faith by being happy as I follow the Lord.