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Hi I'm Josh

I grew up in the south. I love playing Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I've grown up in Georgia and Arkansas. I'm big into playing just about any sport and I like spending time in the outdoors. My favorite sport would have to be Ultimate Frisbee, followed up closely by Volleyball. Boating and rock climbing are probably some of the most fun things to do outdoors. An interesting fact about me is that I'm colorblind. I went to the University of Arkansas for 1 year and I plan on going out to BYU-Idaho to continue. My hope is to be a chiropractor one day and have my own practice. My parents are converts to the church when I was about 2 or 3 years old. My parents got divorced when I was a senior in High School. I'm still VERY close with both of them. I'm the oldest of 7 in my family. I have 2 little sisters, 2 little step sisters and 2 little step brothers. I love each of them as though they were siblings from birth! I'm the first in all of my family, that I know of, that has served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my parents weren't very active in the church. So I, in turn, wasn't either. It was like that up until my freshman year of college. A member of the local institute, (The building where local college students go to for religious classes) got in contact with me and invited me out to a couple of activities. This began my journey back. I went to an activity here and there. I felt something different in my life as I did. Then, I was introduced to the Sister Missionaries serving in the local congregation. They lifted me and inspired me as I continued on this journey to coming back to church. When I met with them, I could just feel something changing within me. Life was just getting better and I was recognizing it too. They would constantly ask me if I was planning on going on a mission. I wasn't even THINKING about it! But I still told them I was. I was just planning on going to school and continuing from there. During spring break of my freshman year of college, I was really trying to figure out what I should do with my life. I felt like college wasn't the right path, but I didn't know what was. I can't say I prayed about what to do, but I was constantly thinking and wondering about it. Then something in my mind literally changed over night. I woke up one morning with a firm determination that I wanted to serve a mission. I knew I needed to somehow. From that point on, I started actively attending church and preparing to serve a full time mission. A year after that, I left to serve the Lord in California. I found the piece of my life that I didn't realize was missing. Since then, my testimony of the Gospel has increased so much. My family is active in the church and nothing can turn me away from my beliefs. I know that this Church is true. It has been restored through a prophet of God, Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon is true. I know that we have a living prophet on the earth today. God loves us now as much as he loved them in the time of the Old Testament.

How I live my faith

There are many different ways that I try to live my faith. With the understanding that "Faith" is a principle of action, it makes it a lot easier too. I know that because I have faith in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice that He made for each and every one of us, I should do something about it. This includes helping my friends, family and even strangers in any way possible. I can't say that I'm the best at anything really, but I just do all that I can to serve others in whatever circumstance I can. Heavenly Father has given each of us talents and abilities that we should use for the benefit of others. We know that, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." So, I try to fulfill that "call." I've helped with many service opportunities through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and other organizations. Anything from helping organize a food drive, to cleaning up after a tornado blows through and even just taking a little food to someone when they're sick or unable to help themselves out for a short time. These are a few simple ways that I strive to live my faith and I constantly am searching for other opportunities.