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Hi I'm Joe

I'm a Washingtonian. I love rain. I like when people laugh at my jokes. I love sports, especially tennis. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love sports. I played soccer through High School but I love most every sport. I love being outside and competing! : ) On my mission here in Australia I've come to love Rugby but I only play "touch". I love being a missionary. I don't know how to describe it. There is too much to say.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ made a church when he was on the earth and taught us how to be happy. When he was killed his church continued with the Apostles until they were killed and the simple truths that Jesus Christ taught were taken away from the earth. But I know that all those things that were lost have been restored again to this earth. We can know exactly what we need to do to find peace and joy in this life. That's why I am a member of this Jesus Christ's church

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do what Jesus Christ would do in my situation. Currently I'm a missionary and as a missionary I am also Jesus Christ's representative. I try to do my best to reflect him in what I do. I'm doing my best each day to help the people that he needs me to help. I'm no where near perfect but I'm grateful that he has permitted me to learn and grow as I try to help.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

To understand this we need to be able to see the big picture. Before this life we lived as spirits with our Heavenly Father becoming like him. In order to become more like him he made a plan for us to come to earth and gain a body and learn lessons that will make us more like him and make us happier. If we learn from our lessons and make correct choices we can return and live with him forever and become like him. One big characteristic of our Heavenly Father is that he is our Father. And in order to be as happy as he is we have to become fathers and mothers. Not only does it bring us more happiness but families can help and strengthen each other during the hard times of life so that one day they can all return to live with Heavenly Father and become like him. Families bring us joy and help us to reach our eternal potential. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We believe that we are God's spirit children and we wanted to become like him so we could be as happy as he is. So we came to earth to gain a body like he has and to be taught by our experience lessons that will help us become like him and experience all the joy that he has. If we learn and do all that we need to in this life, we can live with God and our families for ever and have as much joy as God has. Show more Show less