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Hi I'm Josh

I was born in the Philippines, moved to Australia and did most of my schooling here. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been competing in State and national Championships in the National All Styles (NAS) circuit since I was about 12 or 13. I have been training with Funakoshi Karate International Australia under Sensei Frank McKenzie in Warrnambool. Last year year for the first time I competed in the Male Black belt open divisions at the state championships against others with many more years’ experience. I was fortunate enough to take out the championship titles in two of the categories, namely Male Black belt Open Kata & Male Advanced Continuous Sparring. I also achieved runner up in one other category of the Open Creative Kata. I attribute the success I have had over a number of years, to a strong sense of self-worth and a deep faith. About two and a half years ago, I became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons. I am is looking forward to serving a two year mission for the Church, which could take me to any one of many countries throughout the world. I love spending time with my family and friends. I love travelling and visiting new places when I have the opportunity to do so. Collingwood is the team I love and follow in the AFL. I like to draw, listen to music and watch movies in my spare time. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s Church on the earth. By having faith in Jesus Christ and following his teachings will lead us to great happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because living the Gospel as best as I can brings peace and happiness not only to me but also to my family and friends. I know that if I put The Lord first everything else will fall into place. I know that God knows all and by following him faithfully He will bless us.

How I live my faith

I love the Lord and His Gospel, I try to live it by attending Church every Sunday and by helping out my family and friends wherever I can. The missionaries and Church leaders are of big influence to me and so I love helping them out where I can also. I strive to live the commandments as best as I can by praying everyday, reading and studying the scriptures daily and loving everyone I know especially my family.

What is the Book of Mormon?

he Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father’s plan for His children and the mission of Jesus Christ. They recorded that Christ appeared, after His Resurrection, to the people in America, taught them His gospel, and formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). Show more Show less