Hi I'm Joseph
I'm a black belt in martial arts, I'm on a mission and I'm a Mormon.
I started martial arts when I was 8 yrs old. My martial arts backround has probably been the biggest contributing factor to who I am, besides my religion. My mom was an inactive member and my dad was not a member. We started having the missionaries over when I was ten. My greatest love is music. I can't really play any instruments but I love to sing. I love to act and be on stage.
Why I am a Mormon
My conversion story is a long process that I will probably always be going through. When I was ten, I remember the missionaries coming over with a member of the ward that we lived in. As I came to know them, I enjoyed hearing them. When they asked me to be baptized and taught me it's purpose I really wanted to. After that, I kept faithful because I knew I was supposed to. As my faith has grown through trials, I have to come to know more surely and gained a desire to go on a mission. I am a member because I believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored in full to the Prophet Joseph Smith. I believe with all my heart that this is His church on the earth today and that I will be continually blessed for obeying it's teachings. I have come to know these things for myself. I know because I have seen with my own two eyes the power of the Priesthood. It works. It can heal the sick, preach the gospel with power and authority, and even baptize. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God and that the revelations he received were true and were spoken by the mouth of the Savior himself. I testify of the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that they are true. I testify that God lives, that He sent His Son to die for us and that He spreads that very important message through the power and authority of the Priesthood. I so testify in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
How I live my faith
At this time in my life, I am serving a full time mission. This means that for two years, my only job is to bring others to Christ and His restored Gospel. This mission is a calling that brings many blessings into my life and the life of my family. It has it's hard days but that is life. As we face our trials with courage and faith, we are able to overcome them. By overcoming our challenges, we become stronger and closer to God.