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Hi I'm Joe Johnsen

I have Missouri pride and im serving a mission in Califonia. I love baseball and small towns.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Missouri. I'm the youngest of 6 kids. 4 brothers and 1 sister. my brothers are all the bomb and i couldn't have a better sister! i'm the runt of the family! we got football, basketball, weights, brains, choir, and i love baseball! right now, I'm serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and its the greatest thing I've ever done! i graduated high school in 2011 and went on my mission as fast as i could! i like baseball, Italian food, and being outside! I don't have any idea about what the future is going to be, but i know what kind of man i want to be. i love my family, friends, and my life!

Why I am a Mormon

i was raised in the church. but i didnt really care much. my brothers served missions and i knew i wanted to do it, but i didnt understand what jesus christ had done or why i was told this church is true. when i was 17 i decided if I was going to base my life off of this, I better know it. so i read the new testament to know christ. then i read the book of mormon. i will never forget the feeling that i had after i had finished it and prayed to know if it is true. i know it is, i know that god answers prayers. i know this gospel blesses and saves lives. it has for me, and ive seen it in other people as ive taught them about it. i know the book of mormon is a powerful testament of Jesus christ, and i know this is real.

How I live my faith

right now i live the gospel. i eat, breath, and sleep it. i study the scriptures for 3 hours everyday and then share it with others. i share what i know with everyone. because what i know, can change the world. My mission has been the greatest thing i have ever done. it's an adventure everyday, i talk to anyone that comes in my path. i've been able to grow and learn and become the man my Heavenly father would have me be. Im still learning but atleast i know where I'm going. when i get home, i plan on living it everyday for my whole life. following the teaching of Jesus Christ and living the way he would have me live. i can never do enough for my savior, but i will do all i can. My faith effects every decision i make!