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Hi I'm josh

I'm English, I'm on a mission in South Africa Johannesburg I play football and i'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full time college student studying English literature/language, PE and Communications and culture. In my spare time i play football for a semi professional club, I inline skate and I travel the country with my friends meeting new people and having a good time at different church events. I'm the second youngest in my family having 3 older brothers an older sister and a younger sister.

Why I am a Mormon

For me I was lucky enough to be born into the church which means at the age of 8 I was able to be baptized and again at 12 receive the priesthood. Though I was lucky enough to be given this head start, throughout my teenage life I struggled with the church and relied on other peoples testimonies and examples to keep me going, this being something I kept a secret for many years. It wasn't until I turned 16 till I realized that the church was true but by this time I felt as if I had made to many mistakes to allow myself to fully embrace the gospel. Through good church friends and examples I carried on coming to church knowing that I needed to change and to live the gospel fully. At the age of 17 I new the church was true and I new that I had to change if I wanted to be able to go on a mission and share the gospel. This next year was the make or break year for me. I decided to move to a new college where I was able to be surrounded by good examples and I new I would be able to make the crucial changes so that I could live the gospel fully. It was this year where I became fully converted to the gospel and was able to gain a new found love for this church. I am now preparing to serve a 2 year service mission where I will be able to serve my beloved heavenly father and share his true church with the people who are waiting to hear it. I know this church is true, I know that heavenly father loves every single one of us, so much so that he took upon all our sins and died for us.I know that when we sin we are able to get down on our knees and repent and that heavenly father truly will forgive us along as we truly are repentant. I know that Joseph smith is a true prophet of god and that with gods help he was able to translate the Book of Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true account of Jesus Christ and that by studying it, it can change lives. As it has done in my own.I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen

How I live my faith

I'm the second councilor on the young men's presidency in my local church. This means every couple of weeks I will teach the young men aged 12-18 on a Sunday. I also help host a weekly activity again for the young men from my local church aged 12-18. These activities we leave the young men to choose so that they are able to get the most out of them.I also once a month go out home teaching where I visit with members of the church and share a spiritual thought and ask if they need any help with anything. I do this with another member from my church who i have been paired up with. I am also about to leave my family and friends for 2 years so that i am able to spread the unique message this church has to the people of South Africa.