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Hi I'm Joseph J. Linekar

I live in and grew up in England. I am going to serve in the California Fresno Mission. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am Joseph, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am currently waiting for my visa to serve a mission in the California, Fresno Mission for the next two years of my life. I studied Music Performance though i don't yet know what to study when i return. I love to read, i never enjoyed it as a child but the older i get the more i love to do it. I've never really been a big fan of sports but when i was in school i competed in weightlifting. I also played guitar in a band for a few years and now i just study in preparation to leave on my mission. I think of myself as a simple man with simple ambitions. To serve a mission, get married, build and rear a family and to be able to provide for that family so that i can grow old with my wife in a family full of love centered around the gospel and to help my children find truth and joy for themselves.

Why I am a Mormon

I simply cannot and indeed would dare not deny the influence of the spirit in my life, my undeniable testimony of the gospel is one i have accumulated in time, time spent in faith trying to find the truth of the gospel, did not Paul council us saying 'Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good'. No one miraculous happening is responsible for this but many marvelous experiences. As i have grown to find this truth it has changed and shaped me and continues to do so as i continue to find truth and live the words of the gospel. I am a Mormon because I believe. I believe in the words of all of the prophets both ancient and modern. I believe in The Book of Mormon and know it to be the word of God. I believe Joseph Smith to be a prophet of God. I believe in a loving Heavenly Father of all who continues to speak to his children, I believe he knows us, loves us and that as our creator continually seeks for ways to help us find joy. But above all things i believe that Jesus was and is the Christ, our savior and redeemer, that he lives and that through his infinite atonement we can be made clean and enter back into the presence of our Heavenly Father. This is a bold statement for anyone i'm aware. But i challenge everyone to study these things for themselves and then to pray with faith and hope, earnestly seeking for an answer i testify that there is not a man or woman who cannot find out this truth for themselves. It is a promise.

How I live my faith

I guess the foremost expression of faith is love, i have always found that acting purely with love yields love in return, a smile can bring about a smile and service can change hearts. The most obvious way of me living my faith is my going on a mission. Though this is a huge sacrifice, being two years of my life away from my family i know that it will help me so much but more importantly i'm going because i know that teaching people the gospel is the absolute best thing you can do for them, it's brought so much joy into the life of my family and myself. I live a chaste,virtuous life out of obedience and respect for the daughters of god. I love the idea that as i live a life in chastity that i'm showing love for my wife before we've even met. I live a life exempt anything that will really harm my body. I strife to be honest in everything. I really try hard to find opportunity's to serve and I attend church consistently. I study the scriptures everyday, from both The Bible and The Book of Mormon and pray often. I keep commandments, i live covenants and when i fall short i fall upon my Redeemer, repenting and striving for forgiveness. It's a process that will last my entire life as i am so far from perfect but i know that as i work my hardest to sanctify myself and live a life in keeping with the life of the Savior that because of the Atonement his grace is sufficient if i labor with all of my 'Heart, Might, Mind and Strength'