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Hi I'm Joe

I grew up from 6-13 in Saudi Arabia, lived through the Gulf War, and love sports that are dangerous. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to love skateboarding when I was a teen and have a goal to get back into it. Sure I might be old and fat but it's not going to stop me. Getting bruises and scrapes makes me feel young. I am a mediocre downhill mountain bike rider and play basketball occasionally. I love metal fabrication and extreme 4x4ing/rock crawling. I have a dream to build my own Toyota-based rock buggy. I work at a Bank but my true hopes and dreams are that my recently started online business will do well and become my day job. I'd love to work for myself and spend my life starting businesses. I'm a soon-to-be Dad and am so excited to have my own little lady/dude to start our family. I grew up in Saudi Arabia from 6-13 years old and then North Vancouver Canada until recently moving to Nanaimo in a very successful search for affordable housing. I served a mission in Finland, where my mother is from. That I suppose, is me in a nutshell.

Why I am a Mormon

Because of the peace it gives my life, even in the toughest of times. I know what I know and I wouldn't call it blind faith by any means. I keep my faith because I see many around me without it and have no desire to participate in the struggles and complications that are generally avoided by living this faith. Life is hard enough, why make it more stressful? There is nothing more comforting than knowing why I am here, what my responsibilities are, and what my measuring stick is.

How I live my faith

I am currently in the Young Mens' program service as first counselor. Right now we are working on building a gokart for the boys. They have a lot to learn but are doing very well and are quite excited to finish it. I really live the gospel quite quietly really, most don't know I'm a Mormon until enough questions are asked or if it comes up by chance. Eventually though for those that know me it is quite evident that I don't drink, smoke, party, or participate in regular "Man" activities. Anyone that knows me knows that my faith is who I am, with out it I just simply wouldn't be Joe. I love my wife, my friends, and my family.