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Hi I'm Joseph Hehir

I am 21 yrs old, Im so happy to serve a mission this year, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a Fairly big family, I have 2 brothers and a sister, Me and my sister are the only ones that are active in the church, and at times this can be very challenging, My parents fully support us, and are always helpful when it comes to church activities/Meetings. I have just been called to serve a full time Mission In the South Africa Johannesburg mission. I go on the 29th May 2014, And I cannot wait, I love to speak about the gospel, its who I am, If you go a day without spreading the joy of the gospel to someone, Even if its just a quick smile Because even a smile is spreading the Gospel, because people notice that you are Different. then your doing something wrong, I believe in being open about my religion, Because I know the Church is true, Which is why I am taking 2 years of my life, to go and serve the lord. For the past year I have been very blessed my members of are local ward, I have had to go through a lot of trials to get to the point That I am at now, And the members have helped me so much, One couple has even gone as far as to let me live in there house, so that I could improve myself, while I was preparing for a mission, How blessed the members of the church, Every member is family, We are all brothers and Sisters, and we have a loving Heavenly father In heaven, watching us and Guiding us.

Why I am a Mormon

I have gone to church for as long as I can Remember, but its only in the past year or so, that I have started to live the commandments, this is because I only gained a testimony of the church after going to a church event, called EFY, this is a youth program that the church offers, and in its basic form, its where the youth go, once a year for a week, to spend time with other youths, 14-18, in this week, there is games, music and spiritual experiences. well I haven't got a big story of an angel came down to see me, but in that one week, it changed my life, when you are around young people who are all there for the same reason, the spirit goes overcharge, and all you can feel is the spirit, it is so overpowering, that it reduced 95% of the people there to Tears, and this is why im a Mormon, in that one week I felt my saviours love, it made me grow into the person I am today, I am thankful that the church has these wonderful events that go on all around the world. I am grateful for the Prophet Joseph Smith for translating the Book Of Mormon, Because without the Book Of Mormon, I would not be here today typing this.

How I live my faith

I love going to visit people from my ward, Im the sort of person that just wants to see everyone and help everyone, and I try my best to do that, I love going out with the missionaries and meeting the people they find, and getting to know them, over the past year I have gained a lot of friends by doing this. I have just set up a Facebook page for our ward, so that people can look our ward up, and see that we are a lovely bunch of people, so that people will be able to see what events are going, on and where they can meet us. I help out in the community not enough, I volunteer in a charity shop every week, but I'm trying to get a project going, where we can help the Community more.