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Hi I'm Joshua

I'm a Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. I love cooking and especially eating food. I love push-ups. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There are a lot of things that define me as a person. I love to swim. I love to Eat. I love to work with computers. I like being in charge and seeing things come together. And I love the United States of America. So naturally, I've ended up as a computer science major at the US Naval Academy. I love learning about how computers function and especially enjoy the feeling of pure joy that I get when my code properly complies. I also enjoy the military aspect of the school as well. Never have I had more fun doing things that most people would rather not be doing. I love getting up at the crack of dawn and going for group runs out along the ocean front. I enjoy the comradery and the work accomplished by a group of motivated individuals such as myself. I'm a very outdoors oriented person. I enjoy being outside during the Spring, Summer and especially during the crisp evenings of the Fall. But Winter? No thanks. We can skip Winter altogether. I love pushing my limits and seeing what potential I am able to achieve. I love that post-workout feeling where you know you gave it your all and your body feels like it. I attended the Naval Academy for two years prior to currently serving a mission in the Japan Tokyo South MIssion. After returning I plan on finishing up my education and either being a JAG in the Navy or Marine Corps, or a Marine Intel Officer. I am so honored to be able to spend two years in Japan! I love this gospel and can't wait to share it with all the people there!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon religion like my Father. My Mother, a convert to the Faith. I am priviledged to have been able to see both sides of people who have had the Gospel presented in their lives. I am not necessairliy the most knowledgeable in all things pertaining to the Mormon faith. But what I do know is that I have chosen to stay an active member because I feel that I would be a completely different person with out it. I havent had any single event in my life that jumps out and says "This is why I believe" I think that its been more of a slower conversion. I have been witness to many things throughout my life that have born witness to the truthfulness of the gospel. One such example would be whenever I read the Book of Mormon with some sort of question on my mind or with me being in a current situation in which I need direction. Whenever I read the Book of Mormon I have been able to find guidance to these problems whithin its pages. Its crazy just how pertinant it is to me and my problmes. There is no other way to put it. My religion has shaped me into the man of character that I am now and I am eternally greatful for it. I am a Mormon because of it.

How I live my faith

I was born into the Mormon faith. My mother was a convert and my father from a long line of members as well. So the church has been a big part of my life ever since I can remember. How do I live my faith? I attend church weekly as well as a book of Mormon study class one a week. I read my scriptures multiple times a day and love the inspiration and direction that the Book of Mormon gives to me. There have been many times in my life that the Book of Mormon has given me hope in times of confusion or struggle. I also participate in many church events in my local area. The youth in my area are superb. You cannot fined a better group of young adults anywhere else in the world who care so much about others and their community. I love the Young single adult and the Youth programs that the church has. Having, been in both I know that I would not have become the exceptional person of honor that I am today without them as well as the guidance of the wonderful leaders that ran the programs. I have had a lot of interaction with members of other faiths and even have friends who are just as adamant about their religion as I am about mine. I love being able to have conversations with them about religion and what we both believe. I continue to live my faith by being an example of the Church's standards to those around me. Especially by sharing the message of the restored gospel with all of them! I might not be a typical Mormon but I know that the church is true and that's all I need.