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Hi I'm Josh

I'm a young man who will be serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Czech/Slovak Mission.

About Me

I have recently graduated from High School and am now preparing to serve a mission in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I enjoy playing basketball and football and I also enjoy reading and writing in my spare time. I enjoy spending time with my family and serving in my church calling. I like to go on dates with many awesome girls and I like to spend time with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a mormon is because I have felt, and continue to feel often, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I find that I have greater peace and happiness as I live the gospel. I have more success in my life and in the goals I am pursuing. I enjoy the opportunities to serve others and lift up those around me. I feel the Holy Ghost tell me that this Church is true and I cannot ignore it or deny it. This church helps me to want to be a better person each day. It makes me a better person each day. I would be lost without this gospel

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures(i.e. The Book of Mormon, Bible, Church magazines, and For the Strength of Youth) daily. I say prayers throughout the day and always try to keep a prayer in my heart. I look for ways to go out of my way and give small acts of service when I can. I try my best to be a good friend and a good listener to all. I enjoy fulfilling my church calling by organizing activities and coordinating with adults, leaders, and other youth. I try my best to be a good example to others and help them in their struggles. I conduct meetings and activities and make assignments to boys that are in my church group. I also home teach a couple families in my ward with my dad. Each month we meet in their homes and share a brief message with them and ask if there are any needs that we could help meet for their family.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Josh
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is His sacrifice and suffering for all people. It was not only his death upon the cross, but it was his suffering in Gethsemane. It was necessary for Christ to sacrifice his life so that we may be resurrected and live with Heavenly Father again. Christ suffered so that he would know how to succor his people. He suffered for you and he suffered for me personally. Because of his sacrifice he understands every doubt, pain, or trial I am experiencing and he can comfort me and help me understand it and get through it. Without the Atonement we could not be forgiven for our sins and we could not return to live with Heavenly Father. This sacrifice by our Savior, Jesus Christ, is what everything goes back to, it is what everything hangs upon. Without it there would be no point. Show more Show less