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Hi I'm Joshua Scott Frei

I'm a triathlete. I love to slackline. I'm a musician. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon. Right now, I'm a missionary!

About Me

I am a college student studying chemical engineering and minoring in music. When I have free time (which is not as often as I would like), I love to run, race in triathlons, slackline, cook, or hang out with friends. I play the piano, organ, ukulele, percussion, a little bit of guitar, and I love to sing. I especially enjoy writing music. I am currently preparing to serve a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Leon, Mexico. I look forward to the opportunity to share what I believe and serve the people of Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel happy when I live my religion. I have found that living God's commandments have protected me from sadness and from danger. While I do make mistakes, I have felt peace as I have repented of those mistakes and tried to better myself. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace and joy into my life.

How I live my faith

I serve in my congregation by organizing activities for a small group of fellow students. We get together each Monday night and do something fun, share a spiritual thought with one another, and enjoy a treat of some kind. We try to support one another as we deal with the trials that come with attending school. I have found a great love for these individuals as I pray for them and try to serve them. I firmly believe that serving others will help us develop love for everyone around us, even those who may have done us wrong. When I feel lost or wonder about my purpose in life, it is through service that I can find joy, peace, and comfort.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Joshua Scott Frei
The grace of God is a gift that allows us to be able to return to his presence again someday. However, it is not merely a one-time gift that we accept and then receive salvation. The grace of God works within us day by day to change us to be more like our Father in Heaven and our Savior. The apostle Paul declared "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Corinthians 15:10). While Paul had a mighty experience on the road to Damascus sparking his conversion (Acts 9), he went on living the faith, preaching the gospel, and serving his fellow man. He allowed the grace of God to work within him until he became a mighty servant of Jesus Christ. As we strive to follow the Savior, His grace will continue to bless our lives and bring us home to Him again in heaven. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Joshua Scott Frei
We absolutely believe in the Bible! We believe that together with the Book of Mormon, confusion and arguments about how to interpret the scriptures can be eliminated. By studying and following the teachings of the Bible and the Book of Mormon, we can find truth and become better disciples of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Joshua Scott Frei
Jesus Christ really did appear in America after He suffered for our sins, died on the cross, and was resurrected. He taught the people there the same gospel truths He taught in Jerusalem. He organized his church the way He organized it in the New Testament. The Book of Mormon is a true record, giving another witness of Jesus Christ and His love for us. Read it, and you can feel in your heart that it is true. Show more Show less