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Hi I'm Josh Zufelt

I have a country soul, a love of music, adventure, and a want to see all of the beautiful world that God's created. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a lean 6 foot, 150 pound runner. I was born in Olympia fields Illinois 20 years ago, and shortly after moved to beautiful Salt Lake City where I was raised. I am the middle of three children. I learned strength from my older sister, and I learned persistence and curiosity from my younger brother. I may have lived in the city, but my heart belonged in the small towns. We had a cabin up in Eden for the longest time, where I enjoyed hiking around in the woods, and 4-wheeling on the trails around us. We sold that though, and obtained a plot on Last Chance lake in the middle of nowhere Tooele. We spent many days out there water skiing, dirt biking, and shooting off rounds. If you know me at all, you know that my heart beats with music. The world is a hard place, and I found my escape from it through the strings of a guitar, the percussion of a drum set, the acoustics of an ukulele, the reeds of a harmonica, the twang of a banjo, the ring of a mandolin, the rattle of a cajon, the keys of a piano, and the creativity of writing songs. If I'm ever too afraid to go rappelling, sky diving, rock climbing, bull riding, scuba diving, or anything of the sorts, then it's my time to go. I've also got a dream of traveling the world to see many of the infinite beauty in this spectacular world that God has created for us. Luckily for me, I seem to have inherited my love of traveling from my parents, because we have been on many vacations to foreign places as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know what the LDS church teaches is true. It makes sense. I've heard all of the arguments against us, and we can factually debunk them all. I've felt the spirit too. It's pretty cool I guess. So when I was in Middle School, I had a lot of trials that made me lose faith in the church. I started to fall away. I was bullied, hated, outcasted, and got into a bad group of friends. I was on a downhill slope, and falling fast. If I had stayed that way, I would probably be dead now. Well I ended up going to this OYA camp, which at first I didn't really want to go to, but with pressure from another friend (who also wasn't doing too well) we went. Mostly for the fun stuff though... the river rafting and ropes courses and stuff. All throughout the week though, the camp was making the activites spiritual and stuff. Also, my group was incredibly awesome. I still keep in contact with a few of them 4 years later. Without the things going the way they did, I might not have done the end of the week activity the same. They took us on a little mini trek. We pulled handcarts and stuff ~10 miles or so away from this ranch, and camped out. The next morning, the activity they told us to do, was to go out far enough, that we would be alone (and not get lost), and we should write in our journal, pray, meditate, or whatever we wanted. Well I prayed. I prayed to know if this gospel was true, and I sat there for the whole hour, and cried. I just wept. Then, I knew.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a good example, and by helping people stay away from the evils of the world. I try to be the best friend and person that I can be so that people can see the light of Christ in me. I try and study the scriptues and be worthy of having the spirit be a constant companion for me. I think that I relate to Alma the most from the Book of Mormon. I try every day to be christlike, and be filled with charity. I'm also living my faith by accepting my calling as a missionary in the California Anaheim Mission, currently serving in Peters Canyon. One day I will raise a family in the Gospel... one day.... Like a day that is really far away from now.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Josh Zufelt
No. It's weird, and would be way too expensive. Show more Show less