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Hi I'm Joe Wuertenberg III

Im from southern Louisiana! A die hard LSU & Saints football fan! A missionary in Utah! Love to cook Cajun food! Im a Mormon!

About Me

Im from Louisiana, born & raised! My last name is German, so Im a Southern Confederate Dixie Rebel German! I live in Lafayette or Acadiana, the heart of Cajun Country! Its like an hour from the Gulf Coast. Plus i happen to live like 15 minutes away from where Swamp People are! Also in Louisiana we dont have Counties, we have Parishes! Not mention that Jazz & Mardi Gras is very popular where Im from! During my school years i was in concert band/marchin' band and played the baritone, ROTC, & achieved the rank of Eagle Scout! I love playin' Wii & computer (PC) games online with friends! I love to play first person shooter games & also real-time strategy games! I love listenin' to radio popular rock n' roll; like love rock, hard rock, & metal! My most favorite games are definetly Halo CE & Warcraft III! I love Star Wars! Whether watchin', readin', or playin' it, its THE BEST! Im also huge into football (like most southerns)! Im a die hard LSU, aka Louisiana State University, (GEAUX TIGERS) & New Orleans Saints (WHO DAT!) fan! I also love to cook & eat Cajun food! Whether its deep fried, grilled, or boiled, I LOVE IT! Shrimp, crawfish, catfish, crab, gator, snake, frog legs, gumbo, etouffee (A-TO-FAY), jambalaya, steak, chicken, pork its all so delicious! While on my mission in SLC, Utah, I served in a Tongan ward, so I've come to love the people, culture, and the food: curry, chop suey, roasted pig, etc! Its all so good (and hearty)! I finished serving in the Utah SLC Mission!

Why I am a Mormon

Ive been a member all my life, so yes i was born into the gospel. My parents are converts into the church and went on missions to Oakland, California, which is where they met and later, after their missions, got married. I was baptized when i was 8 years old. Im now an active member of the LDS faith. I have a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon, and the Bible and Doctrine & Covenants too, and of the restored church and of the Prophet Joseph Smith! I share the same first name as him and i feel a close bond to him and what he's done for the church! Im following my folks footsteps by serving a mission too and proclaiming the restored gospel and testifying of Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, and the Book of Mormon!

How I live my faith

Since Ive been a member all my life, Ive tried my best to keep the commandments and laws of the gospel. Of course Im not perfect, Ive made mistakes but Ive done my best to repent. I KNOW this church to be true. I KNOW Joseph Smith to have been a prophet of God and Thomas S. Monson to be our current prophet today. I have read the Book of Mormon and have prayed about it and have recieved an answer: IT IS TRUE!! Just like Joseph Smith said, "i knew it, and i knew that God knew it, and i COULD NOT deny it.", i feel the exact same way: I KNOW IT, AND I KNOW THAT GOD KNOWS IT, AND I COULD NOT DENY IT!! Now Im currently serving a full-time mission! Ive been in 2 missions thus far: the GREAT UTAH OGDEN MISSION and the UTAH SALT LAKE CITY MISSION!! Ive also had 3 mission presidents! The areas i have been are: (Ogden Mission)- Farr West/Plain City, Logan, Bountiful, (SLC Mission)- Glendale (Pioneer Stake), West Bountiful/Tongan Ward, capitol hill/downtown SLC, Layton, Glendale (Cannon Stake), Farmington, and now Centerville. My dream is to get married for time and all eternity, with the sealing power that the Prophet Joseph restored, to a future frauline (young lady) after my mission. And I'll do my best to serve her, my future family and the Lord.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Joe Wuertenberg III
Marriage DOES NOT end at "Til death do us part." It IS FOREVER!! After someone is baptized and has recieved their endowments, he/she can go to the temple with their spouse and be sealed together for Time AND ALL ETERNITY!! I honestly cant wait to have that blessing along with my future fraulein (young lady)!! Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Joe Wuertenberg III
Porn is by far one of the worst things to come into existence! Its Satans biggest tool to destroy us morally and destroy The Family! With children getting more and more exposed to it, here are some tips to the parents to help them. Something i wished more parents would do to inform their children and especially teenagers is to be more open about porn & how it can change their lives in the worst ways possible. It changes how you think of women. I began to think of women as objects of lust instead as daughters of God. Something i also wished more parents would do is to filter & block inappropriate websites. Its also understand that having "the talk" must be a very awkward conversation to have with your teenage kids BUT as the world continues to degrade itself morally, "the talk" MUST be given. I dont recall being given a direct talk about the "birds & the bees." Dont get me wrong im not blaming the parents for their kids addiction to porn, but, i believe, it would help a lot. Another thing is dont shelter your children from porn, sexuality, homosexuals, etc. The world is getting worse and we MUST let them know about all of this & warn them of their friends peer pressure & tell them that these things are wrong. I know some people had to experience porn, sexuality, & homosexuality from peers at school & not from their own parents. DONT shelter them. Warn them about these things. They may listen & follow your counsel or not. Help them out as best you can & the blessings will come! Show more Show less