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Hi I'm Josh Meyer

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read books, especially science fiction and fantasy types of books. Some of the books that I have read and loved were the Shannara Series by Terry Brooks, Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, and The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. I also like video games and have played a lot. Some of my favorite are the Lego series of games, just because they are clean but they also take movies that we love and add a lot of humor into them. Sports are always great, especially football. My favorite team in the NFL is the Denver Broncos. College ball, I don't really have a favorite team, just love football. I love the military and all those who have sacrificed so much so that we can retain those freedoms that God has given us.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason that I am a Mormon is because of the fact that I have taken the challenge of the Book of Mormon in Moroni 10:3-5 and in the Introduction. That is to pray to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ to see that things are true. I testify to any and everyone that reads this that I did receive my answer through the Holy Ghost. I know that this church is true and that it is led by Modern day Prophets. I encourage everyone to read the Book of Mormon and ponder in their hearts the things that it is saying. Pay attention to your feelings when you read it and understand that when we pray about it afterwards with real intent to follow the answer that you receive, that you will receive an answer and I testify of that in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I live my faith is participating in the service projects organized by my ward. These involve helping people move, chopping wood, cleaning parks and highways, and anything else that people need help with. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is very big on humanitarian service and encourages its members to participate in this and other service projects. That is just one of the many things that we as members can do to show faith. Another way I live my faith is by serving a two year mission where I go out into the world and serve people and teach them about our beliefs and how they can bless their lives. Originally I was serving in the Spokane Washington Mission, but there were recent changes made in the boundaries of that mission and I am now part of the Kennewick Washington Mission. Serving a mission is one of the ways that we follow Christs example. Being able to talk to people about Christ and what we know to be true has been such a blessing, especially as I have seen those peoples faith in Christ deepen and increase.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Josh Meyer
Absolutly not. Being a missionary is a voluntary and very much a personal choice. Just as Christ told his disciples to go and teach, so we believe that we have that same calling, to go and spread what we know to be true to everyone we meet. We pay to come out and serve our Lord and Savior for two years. If that isn't a personal choice, I don't know what is!!! So no, it is NOT required. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Josh Meyer
This is one of the most common misperceptions about the LDS church. While it is true that the Church takes care of its members, those services are not limited to them. The Churchs humanitarian aid is world wide and helps with all kinds of disasters. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the Church was the first to offer up its buildings and aid for those that had survived and needed help. In fact, when a member receives help from the church, one of the requirements is that they work at one of the many humanitarian aid sites that the church has. One example is the Cannery. Members will go in and can foods that are distributed to people all over the world. Just as Christ served all those around him, so do we. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Josh Meyer
Missionaries are the official representatives of the Church and so when they are invited into ones home, they seek to answer questions that you may have about our beliefs. They also teach more about the basic principles of the Gospel. Missionaries are there to strengthen everyones faith in Christ, and if those people who they talk to choose to join the Church, then they are welcomed with open arms. People who meet with the missionaries usually end up with an increased faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, regardless of whether or not the join the Church or not. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Josh Meyer
Death is just one more step in our journey. After we die, we go to what we call the Spirit World, where each of us, regardless of who we are or what we have done, goes. When we are there we are seperated according to the way that we lived our lives. Those who were rightous go to Spirit Paradise, while those who lived wickedly go to Spirit Prison (see Alma 40:11-14). It is in this state that those who have never had the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ or to accept him and his Atonement are given the chance to accept him and to come unto him (see 1 Peter 3:18-19, 4:6). All this happens before the first Resurrection and is part of our responsibilities as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Those people who accept Christ and want to come unto him in the Spirit World still need those ordinances, such as baptism, just as we all do. This is the reason why we do Baptisms for the Dead (see 1 Corinthians 15:29) so that we can extend those saving ordinances to those of our ancestors who did not have that chance. Again Death is not the end, it is only the beginning. Show more Show less