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Hi I'm Josh

I'm from Utah, but I grew up in the midwest. I'm going to school for a computer science Bachelors degree. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to ride my bike and read fantasy books. I go to a local college on a pell grant and will be transferring to a 4 year college with the help of a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. I adore my nephews although one lives far away. I'm getting married in December in another country.

Why I am a Mormon

Reading and praying really do work. I grew up in the church but never tried to gain my own testimony of anything till i was out of High School. I studied The Book of Mormon in seminary for a whole year during High School, but never prayed about it. When i finally did pray and ask about the truthfulness of the work i received an overwhelming feeling of peace and assurance. Since then I've prayed often for the Holy Spirit, and help from Him and I know he hears my prays and watches over me. I know that this is the church of Jesus Christ again on the earth and I'm forever grateful for that feeling of safety and security I have because of it.

How I live my faith

In the past I've been called to serve in different areas of the church: a mission in Puerto Rico, teach the young men and teach the primary children, and I was recently released from a calling to teach the older men in our ward. I work hard to always be a good example to those I meet and help when I can. I'm not a perfect person but with the help of my family, ward, and the Holy Ghost, I hope to be perfect some day.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Josh
Going to church is always a great experience to learn more about our beliefs even those of us that have been members all our lives need to always learn more from our fellow members. It's available for anyone to enter and enjoy any Sunday. The Temple is an extremely sacred place that we work very hard to be pure of spirit and mind to be able to enter. It's a dedicated, and holy place to perform ordinances for our eternal life. Many of my friends constantly ask why is it so secretive what goes on in the temple, and I try to explain that it's not a secret really, but what goes on in the temple is so special and sacred to us that we don't feel comfortable talking about it in any place other than inside the holy walls of the temple. Show more Show less