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Hi I'm József

I live as a happy father of four children. I was a mathematician, then a customs officer, now I am retired. I'm a mormon.

About Me

Being born in Hungary of the late fifties, I was the second child of a coal miner father. He taught me about the nature and the hand-labour; I could learn the houskeeping from my mother; both of them were examples of integrity and love for me. I liked - beside of playing - to learn, especially the clear logic of math awed me. This was the basic cause my choice to study math and become a mathematician. Finishing my studies I worked for different companies as a program developer or a system administrator. My last employer was the Hungarian Customs Authority, and I was able to get retired when I was 50. Since that time I can work in the Internet and serve more in the Church. I have been blessed with a wonderful family. My eternal companion, Adrienn is an English teacher. My elder son, Levente works as a researcher in a biological institute, Bence - after serving his full time mission - is a medical student, Luca - after studying hair-dressing - is starting her higher education to become a teacher, and Lea is a student in her elementary age. Adrienn and I learned and have been learning together the gospel and were baptized together. Later it was my privilege to baptize my children. In spite of the big challenges of the life I can live a happy life, and I hope the other members of my family will be able to get this same feeling. My hobbies are listening to music, reading good books, family research - but if I have a chance I gladly play table tennis or go out to the nature.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child I did not get any religious education, so I accepted the materialist philosophy and stood for that without any reservation. I wondered on my believer friends, why they needed a God. I thought they were weak to resolve their problems alone. I disputed a lot with them and tried to 'convert' them. Later the transcendent things caught my interest, so I started to read books about religions and to converse with godly people about religion. In 1992 we met two Mormon missionaries. They seemed to be very happy, their spirituality was so fresh, they were so nice to us, - in spite of our different stance - they thought about many things the same as we did. Our connection got deeper, and after many hours of discussions I was able to put my picture about the world to a higher dimension and to accept a world where God had a place and role in our life. Adrienn and I were baptized on the same day. Now I can see my littleness but I can also see that how much I can do for a better world. The future is beautiful. I have everlasting purposes and these determine my acts today. I know that I can live together forever with my family if I live the gospel. I am grateful for Jesus and what he did for me.

How I live my faith

Since I was baptized I have had great experiences. Now, scripture studies, personal and family prayers, and weekly family home evenings are parts of my life. My family and my responsibilities for my family have been placed in a new dimension. I got to know great people who gave me important teachings. I had the chance to enjoy the selfless love and services of others. At the same time I could observe how great feeling serving others. I hold the priesthood (there is not payed clergy in our Church, but every worthy men over 12 can get and practice this authority), and I can labor through this at home and in my Church offices. I had the opportunity to serve in different offices. I taught young people as a seminary teacher, prepared members to enter the temple, I was an instructor in Marriage and Family Relationship discussions, served as priesthood and branch leader. I gained and passed over a lot of knowledges about the gospel from these callings, and additionally these were helpful for me to understand better myself and my possibilities. Plus, these gave me the incomparable joy of unselfish service. I hope - when we took care of all our children - it will be given for me and Adrienn to go somewhere in the world and serve a full time mission.