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Hi I'm Josh

I am a missionary serving in the Oaxaca, Mexico mission, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Joshua Zane Tapp, but most people call me Elder Tapp because well....IM A MISSIONARY. I am serving in the Oaxaca, Mexico mission. I am 19 years old. I love trying new foods and activities. Some of my favorite foods are Mexican and Thai but i love pretty much everything i try. Some of my favorite things to do are surfing, wake surfing, wake boarding, longboarding, football, martial arts, snowboarding, dirt biking, jet skiing, playing guitar/ bongos, fishing.....and pretty much anything i try! I am also an eagle scout. I have an LDS background and am very proud of it! I love the gospel and the truths it contains. I am one of eight kids and i love it because i'm right in the middle. I have three older brothers who all served full time missions one of which is married and has two kids and one on the way. My older sister is also married and has a son, and i have another brother who recently got married. I love my family and i"m very glad i get to spend eternity with them! The October general conference of 2012 was the greatest general conference i have ever experienced for more than one reason, but particularly because in the Saturday session Pres. Monson announced the mission age change which effected me and i immediately started my papers and well here i am in Mexico! I was accepted to BYU-I but i deffered because i had to leave on my mission before the semester ended. I plan on attending after my mission but we will see where god wants me!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because i believe in god the eternal father, Jesus Christ, and the holy ghost. I also believe that this religion is the only religion that has 100% of the truth. I believe we are lead by a prophet who is called of god and that he leads our church though direct revelation from god. I also believe that my mission call was given from god through is apostles. I also believe in the plan of salvation which gives me the ability to spend eternity with my family through my faithfulness and my service to god. This i testify.

How I live my faith

I have held many callings in my ward i have been a 1st counselor, 2nd counselor, and secretary in about all of my Aaronic priesthood quorums and all of those were great experiences. I have had many opportunities to serve especially an elderly couple in my ward whose yard i have taken care of for years and that has been a great blessing which has taught me how to work hard and love it. I am an eagle scout and that has also been a blessing especially when it comes to outdoor related activities, but more importantly scouting helped me form a great friendship with my scoutmasters who have later become great friends and colleagues and one in particular who is currently my bishop who has helped me with the process of getting me on my mission. I am currently serving the lord in Oaxaca, Mexico by preaching the restored gospel to anyone who will take the time to listen. My goal in this life is to change the world for the better starting with myself. I feel as though personally mastery is key in order to help other people master themselves. i hope to one day become wealthy so i can help thousands of people.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

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