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Hi I'm Joseph Dexter Shurtleff

I am serving a mission in Lubbock, Texas I am from Murphy Idaho I am highly motivated to be the best I can be and I am a Mormon...

About Me

As a citizen of the united states, I have many unfulfilled dreams that I probably wont live long enough to accomplish. my dreams include, of course, going to college, being married, and raising a family, BUT, what does a person that wants to do everything do when he can only do one of those things at a time? The answer may seem obvious, 'The most important thing should come first'. right? well that is where I am right now cause I am doing the most important thing that I can do. I can only hope that as I trust in God and put my priorities in the same order that he would have them if he were me, that I will be able to use the talents and abilities that he gave me, to find true happiness in this life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the troubles that I have seen in peoples lives that have been caused as they pursue courses in thier lives that ruin them because of thier poor understanding of happiness. As we use the agency that the lord gave to all men to chose good from evil for the correct purposes, we are happy, when we dont, we are not. Seems so simple, but I would hate never to have had the guidance and understanding that it took to know what those things are. Men are that they might have joy or in other words, men are that they can be righteous and experience the joy that god has promised. Righteousness = joy.

How I live my faith

Right now I am on my mission serving god and living my faith to the fullest of my ability.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Joseph Dexter Shurtleff
As mortal human beings, we are subject to physical death. Jesus christ overcame death because we could not do that on our own. Also, Jesus christ suffered our sins so that we could repent and our spirits could be clean in order dwell in the presence of God again. He is our savior because he has shown us the way, and given us the ability to live with God which is our ultimate goal. Show more Show less