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Hi I'm Joel Durant Webb

I throw frisbees. I sing. I play the piano and trombone. I have a 6 brothers and 1 sister, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been interested in music, growing up in my family we have had somebody sitting at the piano bench most of the day, and that really helped me to want to become involved in music. I had always been excited to learn to play musical instruments, whether it was the harmonica, or recorder, or whatever-- I just wanted to be able to make music with it. Going into Junior High I first joined the school choir, where I first made some of my very close friends. Ever since then music in school, at home, in the car, at work, and everywhere has become really important to me. I come from a pretty big family, but I wouldn't have it any other way! I have learned so much from the good examples of all of my older siblings: Getting a job early on and saving money, being actively involved in church, always trying to get the best grades possible, and in general, just doing the right things in life. My 3 older brothers have all served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I am excited to soon follow in their footsteps as I serve a mission in the England, Manchester Mission from July 2013 to July 2015. I have been blessed in my life to have good friends who expect the best of me, and I try to be that best that I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I am lucky to be from a family that has been members of the church for generations on both sides. I love to hear stories of my great and great great grandfathers' experiences of their time in the church during World War II in Germany, their strong testimonies of the gospel, and their perseverance in teaching the children what they know and writing down in journals how they learned and followed the teachings of the church. The example of all of my ancestors, grandparents, parents, siblings, friends and church leaders have helped me to have a desire to know for myself of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I have read the Book of Mormon a few times, and I have followed Moroni's challenge: "I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true" Moroni 10:4 I know that prayer with a sincere heart has helped me to know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, brought to the world by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that he was a true prophet who received revelation for the church from our Heavenly Father, and I know that now, Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of God and now receives inspiration for everyone on the earth.

How I live my faith

I try to be involved in Church activities as much as I can. I have been in youth leadership positions in different groups from the time I was 12 or 13, continuing until right now. I go home teaching regularly with a companion from my ward: We go visit a few families, and share a gospel message, and just try to make sure everybody feels loved and appreciated in the ward. The LDS church is a place to find friends. There is always somebody who has gone through something similar to you. We try to be friends with whoever may need it. I attend a religion class at my high school, "Seminary." In seminary we learn from the scriptures every day. Including the Bible Old and New Testaments, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. It is a great time of the day to escape from the stress and bad things of the regular school, such as language. In my spare time at home I enjoy reading from the Book of Mormon, and I like watching and reading talks from the leaders of the church, as well as watching other spiritual videos produced by the church. They teach me important lessons that help me to be a better person. I am a big supporter of the "Word of Wisdom" I believe that it was given to us only for our benefit and gain. It may be difficult to follow at times, and It might seem ok to "only drink this one coffee," but it is so important to always stay away from those things all the time, and I know that it will make your life better! I do my best to be an example to others of what a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints should do, I am so very far from being a perfect example, but I try to become better every day.