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Hi I'm Joseph

I'm a new father and husband. My education is in Biotechnology. I enjoy swimming, hiking, and painting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as a twin and the youngest of eleven children on a small farm. Our farm was mostly crops but also consisted of sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and a llama. As an adolescent, I became interested in oil painting, competitive swimming, movie production, and hiking. I still love all these activities and use them often in my family. As a junior in college I met the girl of my dreams and after a year of dating asked for her hand in marriage. Luckily, she said 'yes.' We just welcomed into the world a handsome baby boy named Henry who we love and have so much fun with. I am in my fourth year studying biotechnology with the hopes of pursuing an MD/PhD program.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for several reasons. First, because being a Mormon has elevated my way of living. I find that I am happier, have added joy in my family relationships, enjoy life's simple moments more, am more well-rounded, take time to serve and love more, have an increased tendency to be optimistic, and forgive more freely. Second, because I feel closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. I feel like He is mine, and I am His as I work daily on my relationship with him through prayer and daily reading from The Holy Scriptures. And third, because I have read the Book of Mormon, and I know it is from God. Heavenly Father has blessed me with added insight about His Plan for me and my family as I have read from the Book of Mormon. I now have a clear perspective on who I am and what must do to have a happy successful life.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ taught that we should be like Him and Heavenly Father. I live my faith through trying to develop the attributes that both God and Christ have. When I do this, I feel I understand who They are, thus allowing me to put more trust in Their Plan for me.