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Hi I'm Joshua

I'm Josh. I'm the youngest of six, obsessed with meteorology and music, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up being taught to love literature and the arts by my mother, who raised me to live up to the standards of Christ, as well to be respectful and to be a gentlemen. I was the youngest of six, and my dad worked long hours as a truck driver to support us. All six of us were expected to work hard, do well in school and to be the best person we were capable of being. When I was young, I quickly developed and interest in Meteorology, and I would spend hours a day reading books and watching shows about weather. Having grown up in Florida, I've had the opportunity to experience weather's full force several times. I enjoy going out during tropical storms and other exciting weather to take pictures and videos. When I was fourteen, I got my first guitar. I was unable to take lessons, so I taught myself. While in high school, I took piano lessons at school; I also spent time on the drumline, playing bass and quints. I also love getting dressed up in formal clothing, and I will jump at any chance to put on my best suites, shirts and ties. I also love languages. In school, I studied 3 years of Spanish, two years of German and a year of French.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to faithful parents who taught me to learn about Christ for my own, but always showed their devotion and love for him at all times. After high school, I chose to explore other choices in life, but it never came close to the way it felt to feel Christ's love. After my life crashed around me, I began looking though myself to see what it was that was missing. I realized that I was missing the gospel of The Lord. Through a lot of tough love, he had allowed my to suffer the consequences of my actions in order to show me that his was truly is the best, and only, way to find happiness. The changes that took place, and are still taking place, have made me happier, meeker, and a better person. I've begun to realize what I am capable of, and what Christ want's me to do, and what he has blessed me with so that I may be able to do those things.

How I live my faith

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have twice had the opportunity to teach a Sunday-school class for older children (ages eight to eleven.) I have also been able to serve the youth in my area as an assistant scoutmaster. I loved being able to teach those great young men about life, teaching them important skills, while still having fun. Most importantly, I show my faith by being a disciple of Christ the best I can while at work, meeting strangers, or even when I am around others of my faith. I have changed my life, not because I had to, but because I knew it was the best choice I could make.