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Hi I'm Joseph L. Parker

I believe in Christ. I love my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My Family consisted of my father, mother and five brothers. I am the oldest of my brothers. To support our family my dad worked full time as a carpenter as my mother stayed home with us. When I was about 12 years old my father wanted to leave the city for the country. We moved to Alberta, Canada on a small farm of 360 acres. I had to learn many new things. I learned to build and to love work. I learned responsibility--my father for the next 7 years would be working hard to find money for us while he left his family in Canada. We would only see him on the weekends. It was hard for us all. I served a mission and would decide to move to Indiana after I returned home. I felt inspired to be a Dentist. I took all that I owned in a 600 dollar car and drove across the country to fulfill what the lord ask me to do. When I got to Indiana I started school and met my beautiful wife Jaimie at institute. Those would not be days forgotten. She would not marry me if I did not have insurance so I got a job working for FedEx. At the same time my dad found a house for us to live in but it needed a little work. It was a HUD home and it took me a year of work while I when to school, and worked at FedEx to get the house livable. I find my self doing hard things at inconvenient times. It is the Lord who has given me strength. We just recently had our first child. A little girl named Anabel. I have a long way to go before I become a Dentist but I know that the Lord will bless us as he has ever done.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe everyone is a Mormon. We all came to this mortal life as Mormons. We all forgot who we were. In the immortal worlds of Father in heaven we were born as spirit children, and as children of an immortal father, we grow according to our agency. Our Father in heaven wanted us to continue to learn and to become like Him. With the love of a perfect Father, He presented a plan which would clothe our immortal spirits in bodies of flesh and bones and allow us to live outside of our Fathers presence for a time. We accepted the fact that we would all not have the same experiences and that we would forget all that we have ever learned or knew. We understood that we would have to find our way in this life. Our goal was to remember our life in heaven and what our Father in heaven expected of us. We had to live by faith. We would not be alone though. Jesus Christ voluntarily chose to help us all back to our Father in Heaven. He became the way, the truth and the life. Our first mortal parents, Adam and Eve, began the first human family. Families were instituted for the raising of spirit children on earth for our Father in heaven. There are billions of people on earth now. Many have been born to this earth and many died looking for something. That something is Truth. This Truth is our Father in heaven's gospel that helps us get back to Him. We all are Mormons… Adam is a Mormon. Abraham is a Mormon… Moses is a Mormon… Elijah is a Mormon. Jesus Christ is a Mormon … Our Heavenly Father is a Mormon… Mormons were established by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ throughout time. Our official name is “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints”. We have the same truths that Heavenly Father gave us in heaven and the same truth that Jesus Christ taught. I know that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me. I know that Jesus is The Christ and that He is the way back home.

How I live my faith

Everyday I try to walk as Christ walked. "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." (Article of Faith #13)