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Hi I'm Joseph

I'm a book reader. I'm a pianist. I'm a Boy Scout. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Boerne,Texas and have recently moved from Roy/West Haven,Utah. I love to read. Some of the books I’ve read are: Les Miserables (unabridged), The Count of Monte Cristo (unabridged), all of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and the Eragon books. I have been playing the piano for 10 years. I like to play upbeat, classical/instrumental compositions. I like to work. I like to participate in the Boy Scouts. I am an Eagle Scout. I have worked at a scout camp, Camp Bartlett, teaching scouts Art, Basketry, Indian Lore, Leatherwork, Pulp and Paper, Sculpture, and Woodcarving. I like to act. I have participated in several plays, which include 2 musicals and 3 Shakespeare plays (The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, and Much Ado about Nothing). I have been homeschooled for 6 years. I am just finishing up my schooling and am preparing for college. I love the gospel. I will soon be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in California.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Utah. I was born and raised into the church, baptized at age 8, so I have had this church with me my whole life. But I still needed to find my own testimony. I have read the Book of Mormon and compared it to the Bible. I have prayed about the Book of Mormon, and I know that it is a true record of God intended for our day. I know that this church is led by a living prophet who is led by God through revelation. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and He knows each and every one of us personally. I know that He performed the Atonement for us so that we can return to our Father in Heaven. I know all of these things because I have read His words and have prayed to God to know if these things are true. This is the true church of God. I know it and I love it.

How I live my faith

This church is a church of service. I am involved in the church. I play the piano and go home teaching with my companion. The church supports the Boy Scouts. I love the scouts. I have performed service projects, worked on life skills, and helped others through the program. The church has pamphlets and other materials to help me through this life by instructing us how to live. One of these pamphlets is called 'For the Strength of Youth'. It shows us how to keep the standards of the church and apply them into our lives. This pamphlet has strengthened me. I live my life through the materials of the church. Another resource that I use is called 'Preach my Gospel'. It's mainly geared toward missionaries, but it has great insights for all. I love the church, and I strive to do what the Lord commands us to do.