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Hi I'm Joseph Andersen

I love my family! I really enjoy learning languages, reading books, and playing the piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 23 years old and am a senior at Brigham Young University, majoring in Chinese and minoring in global business. I served a full-time mission in the Australia Brisbane Mission, sharing the gospel primarily in Mandarin Chinese. I love to play the piano, listen to inspiring music, and sing. Music is powerful and is an important part of my life. I love spending time with my beautiful wife and daughter. We love to go hiking, play games, and make delicious food from different countries. Life is beautiful!

Why I am a Mormon

The actual name of the Mormon church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am a member of this church because I have prayed and asked God to show me the truth. He has witnessed to me through His Spirit that this is His church and that it is true. When I live the teachings of my church, I am happy. It teaches me how to have better relationships with my friends and family members by following the example of Jesus Christ. I love my family and because of sacred ordinances performed in temples of God, I know that I can be with them for eternity. Knowing that God's plan is for us to be together forever as families brings me great peace and joy. He created us as well as this earth for us to live on. He sent us here so we could choose between good and evil and learn to become better by making good choices. I know Jesus Christ lives and is our Savior and Redeemer. After He was crucified, He was resurrected. Because of this, each one of us can live again after we die with perfect bodies. I love Jesus Christ and want to become like Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by being an example of goodness to those around me. I pray to my Father in Heaven each day and study his words found in the scriptures, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I try to look for opportunities to help others who may be feeling sad, lonely, or discouraged. I know it is really the little acts of kindness and goodness we do each day that can make a big difference in the world. Right now, my faith is my life. As a full-time missionary for the Church, I dedicate all of my time everyday for two years to share with others the joyful message of God's plan of happiness. I love being a missionary. Because the gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me more joy than anything else in my life, I want to share it with others. I want everyone to have the same joy and happiness that I have. I want everyone to know that there is life after death and that they can be with their families for eternity.