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Hi I'm Joseph Tobler

I'm a Mormon. I Grew up in Nevada. I am currently serving a mission in the Ohio Cincinnati Mission.

About Me

I love life, I love being happy. Doing things that bring me long lasting happiness are things I try to do. I love associating with people and gaining friendships. Being a positive person and having a positive outlook on life is very important to me. Being with friends and family are things I cherish and having a close relationship with my Father-In-Heaven is the most important thing and hardest goal I work towards in life. I am a person who loves the outdoors and loves being busy. My hobbies reflect much of my childhood life such as hiking, mountain-biking, sports, camping, and skiing. I am pretty fresh out of high school and am now serving a mission for the Mormon faith which will last a total of two years. Big decisions in life are things I take time to study out and prepare for. To make a choice I have to know if it is the best thing for me and something that will benefit me in the future. I take time and pray much to know if it is right for me. Serving a mission thus far has been the best decision I have ever made since never have I ever been more happy and more blessed by the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in this faith but everyone has to know for themselves if what they believe is true. One thing that we invite people to do is to ask God in faith if something is true or not. Jesus Christ often said that " by their fruits ye shall know them. " When I was ending my eighth grade year I wanted to know for myself if I was in the true Church that Christ was the head of. I had often heard other mormons say that they " knew " that the church was true and that they found out for themselves it was true. I wanted to do what the scriptures often say to ask in faith and ye shall receive. I did this, for it was something that was constantly caught my interest. I prayed from that day and read much of the scriptures and prayed. 3 months later I knew for myself through the Holy Ghost that what I believed was true and that this is Christ's church. It is something that has confirmed my beliefs and I am a much happier person because of it. I love now more than anything to see peoples lives changed as they come to know a fulness of Jesus Christ's gospel.

How I live my faith

I am right now serving a mission for the church. It is a hard work and I try daily to teach as many people as I can about this restored church. I have had different responsibilities in the church and even though more things require my attention I always feel so much closer to my Savior when I am doing them. Serving a mission has brought me a lot of joy, especially when people feel and know that what we are saying is true then embraces this truth. I have seen what this wonderful knowledge can do for I have seen many peoples lives changed for the better. I have seen people with a new light in their eyes and a lasting happiness that I have experienced as I try to live the best I can.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Joseph Tobler
The Book of Mormon is book that contains the writings of ancient prophets, first taking place in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. but a small group of people were commanded of God to leave and they were directed to the American continent and their journals are this book. They grew into a large civilization and this book has many of the prophets writings in it which covers different prophets till around 400 A.D. This book is another witness like the bible that Jesus Christ lived and through Him we can find happiness and peace in this life and Eternal happiness with our families in the next life. Reading it has greatly blessed my life with this peace and happiness and as I have come closer to my Father-in-Heaven through its teachings it makes me feel so grateful for God's mercy in bringing more teachings from more prophets that I can learn from. Show more Show less