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Hi I'm Josh Johnson

I am Deaf with Bilateral Cochlear Implants. I love Outdoors, Technology, Music, American Sign Language, and Life. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born profoundly Deaf. I learned American Sign Language ever since I could remember. When I was two I got Cochlear Implant for my right ear. When I turned 14 I decided to get another Cochlear Implant for my left ear. Bilateral implants do take a lot of energy and work but its worth it. I am involved in both worlds, the Deaf and the Hearing. The cochlear implants built me a bridge between the both worlds to help everyone. I am fluent and native in both languages, ASL and English. I have six siblings and two of them are Deaf, younger brother and sister. I love business, Technology, Interpreting, and serving people both Hearing and the Deaf. I love sports, I played football for two years at Riverton High, then played Basketball my last year of high school for Utah School for the Deaf. With a flip of a switch I can either choose to hear or not. I am Deaf, I love this beautiful world, everything is so visual. I love to hear the music. I've learned that the world isn't fair, but I learned that God is of Cultures. If the traditions are in harmony with the teachings of the Savior then they are to be cherished. By doing so the world will be full of God's love. I am currently serving an ASL Mission in Los Angeles, California from June 2013 to 2015.

Why I am a Mormon

Trials can be hard, it is the reason why grow from them and become stronger. The more I rely and exercise my faith in God the more happier I become. I was born and raised as a Mormon, but ultimately the time comes when I became converted in my heart. One day after my challenges and frustrations, I knelt down and prayed, I asked God for the truth. At that time I felt the Spirit so strong that it touched me. I felt overwhelming sense of peace, and comfort. From that time I knew it was true and I chose to live it.

How I live my faith

I love to escape the cities and see what the nature has to offer. I can feel God's spirit at the high mountain top. I can feel his love and his comfort. I love when every time I go camping with my family and friends. I can feel the wind rushing past me as I go atving. I love the complete total silence. The dirt beating into my face as I accelerate myself to see what the trails lead me. To the beautiful lakes, to the top of the mountains, to see the world. God made such a beautiful world and he made me Deaf, so I can enjoy the view. Life goes on fast and sometimes we forget why we are here. The outdoors always calms me, especially at night when I look up the stars and see them shine so brightly or when I watch the sun go down slowly. The world is a beautiful place for us to live, to see who God really is and to know that I am blessed with the life I have, to continue on with faith to know all will be well. I want to spread his happiness to all those who want it. I am blessed to be born Deaf, to see a world differently without sound, or with sound through my implants. I love how God is the same but we all look at him so differently. I know the Church of Jesus Christ has been Restored and I believe it. I'm Proud to be a Mormon.