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Hi I'm Isha Joshi

I'm a fun loving intellectual with a passion and love of the stars and space. I'm an astrophysicist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently study at university doing a Masters in Physics with Astrophysics. I love learning about the development of everything we see around us, where it came from and what it all means for us now. I enjoy learning and think everyone should take a minute or two to admire and gaze at the stars at night and the world around us. Reading is a passion of mine. I also like playing all kinds of sports especially ones that involve lots of running. I like the idea of being free and have the ability to accomplish the things I want in life. If I could do one thing in life, it would be that one friend someone will always need at some point. I'm known for being outgoing, bubbly and bright and .... just a bit mad really!!! Well most brilliant minds are the maddest of people in the world and I think I definitely meet that category but you all love it really.

Why I am a Mormon

Ooh good question. The church is a testament to the divinity of Christ and of His eternal plan for all of us. The doctrines of the church allow people of all backgrounds to learn how to become better people. The Bible and Book of Mormon etc... are not books of fiction with cool stories neither are they books that simply tell you right from wrong. They are books of education on how to handle life better, how to be better listeners, how to be better care-givers, how to deal with the struggles and trials of day-to-day life and end up walking with a smile on your face. The church teaches us to reason and to think for ourselves, to examine ourselves on what paths and courses of life will best suit our needs. Although the standards of the church are for everyone and is no respecter of persons, the spiritual journey of each member is individual. As I have sought for the truth myself and gained my witness, I have seen the benefits and rewards from living the teachings and experimenting with them. That's another thing about the church it invites you to test the validity of the commandments and whether they are true. I like how my mind has been opened to the correlation and parallels of the teachings of the gospel and of the concepts of science, that they really don't clash but rather complement, inspire, witness and testify of each other. That both are equally as valid and both can bring you to an even greater knowledge of the divine plan Heavenly Father has for you. I know the church is true and that it does indeed testify of Jesus Christ and that a true and living prophet is here on Earth to act as the Lords mouthpiece in bringing us all back to our Father in Heaven. That the only way to truly know is to go and seek out those things for yourself, to test it out, to ask whether it is right and to ask for a witness. That Christ went beneath us all so that we could rise again and be as He is and inherit what He has in the eternities.

How I live my faith

Well I simply live the commandments of the Lord. I pray daily and read my scriptures to understand myself and the world more fully. The church has a very close community/family based network where people (whether members or not) can meet together and just have a good time. We cook, sing, sow, have parties and just chat about life. It's not all just turn up to church on a Sunday, say hello and that's it. There is lots going on at the church for all ages and backgrounds. As a young adult we have a lot of social events such as dances and conventions which is a great chance to meet up with people of a similar age group who share your beliefs and be able to learn from each other and develop strong long-lasting friendships. I learn by living as Christ would and being the very best I can be. I make sure that if people in life learn anything from me is that I am honest, genuine and strong. Like with all things you have your highs and lows and even though I've not always been as faithful as I can be I could never deny my faith because of very strong, heart-piercing witnesses that I have had that no amount of reasoning or logic would ever denounce the truth of those experiences. I like to teach and the only way I know how to teach best is to simply 'practice what I preach' go do the things I know to be right and the counsel given by a loving Father in Heaven and to do those things. Always have a prayer in your heart and a smile on your face.