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Hi I'm Joseph

I grew up in Orem Utah, I'm going to BYU studying Engineering, I love my cat, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Church. I went to chruch every sunday, went to seminary, went to mutual and other church activities as ofter as I could. I'm 6th of 7 kids in my family. I love them all, even when I can't stand them sometimes. I love seeing how things work. Machines and motors and design are always on my mind. I worked at a machine shop for 3 years, welding, fabricating, making, designing, improving, learning everything that I could. I'm way into music. I've been druming for about 5 years, playing guitar for 3 years, and I played the euphonium for 4 1/2 years through jr high and high school. I love to rock out to the 80's bands. I love soccer, frisbee, football, and mountain biking. Shooting and paintballing has always been a real passion of mine as well. I love animals. Cats and dogs mostly, but I have yet to meet an animal I don't like. I hope someday to get an old american muscle car and build it from the gound up. I've rebuilt motorcycles, go-carts, and lawnd mowers. I love learning how to make and do new things. I've made a quilt, designed auditorium chairs, love wood working and metal shaping, and I'm a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. I love this church and its teachings. I hear a lot of members that say, "I don't know where I'd be without this church in my life" but I know exactly where I'd be without this church and this gospel in my life. Without this gospel I would have destroyed my life a long time ago. I'm not perfect and I know I never will be, and I've messed up in life big time, but what I know because of what I have learned from being a part of this church, I have been able to pick myself up, dust myself off, and keep going. I know that it is only through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, that I can be saved and remain unspotter from the world. John 3:16 in the Bible says it, Alam 7:11-14 tells it, now I need to live it.

How I live my faith

Having grown up in the church, I've learned the importance of service. I try to help as many people that stand in need around me that I can. I do everything I can by working hard, being kind, and showing people how much I love and care for them personally. I try to show people the importance of loving themselves. I try to show people their true potential as a child of God. I'm preparing for my mission so that I can go out for 2 years and serve everyone that I can and show them how much God loves them and how important they really are. Living this gospel, the gospel of Jesus Christ, is not always easy, but I know that it's how I find true joy in this life. I know that God wants me to be happy, and I know that I can only do that through living the gosple in my life everyday.