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Hi I'm Joe

I'm a student, a writer, and will be a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been attending college since I was fifteen years old, and I love to read and write. I love drawing and painting and creating all kinds of art. I especially love learning, going the extra mile to understand things from every point of view, and learning more about people and cultures. I also love riding a bike, dancing, singing, and more than anything else, spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into a Latter-day Saint home, and constantly seek to understand it better. I've remained in this church because obeying the commandments of God bring countless benefits to my life, because I've received inspiration from my Heavenly Father, and because I've found nothing that can outweigh the opportunity to be with my family for eternity. One of my favorite things about this faith is that when I have a question, I can keep searching until I find the answer, and I've always found answers to my questions.

How I live my faith

In September 2014, I will (or did) start a two-year mission in Bangalore, India. I will be spending my time teaching people who want to know about my church and performing charity work. I've spent years preparing to go on this mission trip. This preparation included extra Bible study classes before school and additional courses one or more evenings a week. I also study the Bible and the Book of Mormon daily in my free time.

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Joe
In the Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve are commanded to "multiply and replenish the earth". In other words, God wanted them to have children. We believe that this commandment is still in effect. Abortions deny physical bodies to the God's children who are still only spirits. Only in very specific and extreme circumstances could an abortion be sanctioned, and these still should be allowed by local priesthood leaders and having received an answer through prayer. Show more Show less