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Hi I'm Joe Spratling

I grew up in eastern Oregon on a family farm.

About Me

I am 19, I play rugby on a men's team in Pendleton Oregon. I recently received a mission call to Santiago, Chile East Mission!! I grew up on the family farm! I am a quarter Tahitian through my Mothers side. I enjoy hobbies such as leather tooling, shooting, and Rugby. The Lord has blessed me with a singing voice which I struggle to share with others haha I would much rather be selfish and sing at home alone with my Ukulele. I have been blessed with three older sisters, two older brothers,one of which I havn't had the privalige to meet, and one awesome younger brother. I am the biggest person in my family so I like to call them my little brothers and sisters haha. In 4th grade me and my younger brother Sam were in a head on collision bus wreck, our bus went off the highway into a wheat field and I was thrown through a window landing about 50 feet from the bus with nothing more than a scratch on my arm. A few years later when I was 16 I fell asleep at the wheel of my parents car after a Priest/Laurel conference. The car with the cruise still on went of the road then rolling back across the highway 3 times landing me in the ditch on the opposite side of the highway. I again walked away with only a bit of road rash on the top of my scalp. I have been truly blessed that I have not received any serious injury in my life. The Lord is truly looking out for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the one and only true church and Joseph Smith, as an instrument in God's hands restored the true gospel to the earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true and is another testament of Jesus Christ along with the Bible. Also I know the life of a Mormon, our moral base, and lookout on life, is the only way to be truly happy and satisfied with life. I love being a Mormon I love paying tithing, I love the people I serve with, and I love my family! I know the church is true and that our leaders are called of God, I love serving others and inviting others to come unto to Christ. Here at the MTC my testimony has sky rocketed with true understanding and a desire to be better and to be obedient.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. I have donated the next two years of my life to Heavenly father to serve the people of Chile Santiago in the east mission! I am to the teach the Gospel of Chirst in the spanish language! I love the language and I love the people of the Church! I am so excited to arrive in Chile on Feb 5! I live my faith by learning his doctrine and preparing to share it with others for the rest of my life.

What is the priesthood?

Joe Spratling
To me the Priesthood is the authority to act in the name of God. Given to worthy men so that we can better serve the lord. Show more Show less