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Hi I'm Joel Desous

I am a French national currently living in Birmingham, UK, Social Worker, married and Father of four.

About Me

I have a lovely wife. Four amazing children, 2 boys and 2 girls! I served a full-time mission in Leeds, England. Graduated from university in Social Work in Marseille, France. I currently work as a manager for children's services in a local authority within the west midlands. I love hiking, skiing/snowboarding, tennis, football and generally being outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ at an early age and throughout my church life, I have grown to love my Saviour Jesus Christ and his plan of happiness for each and everyone of us. I have developed a love for the scriptures and I know the importance of prayer in my daily life. I know that the Lord loves me and knows me by name.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the church all my life, my parents were converted in the south of France shortly after they were married. I have held numerous callings in the church, i am currently serving as the Bishop in the Harborne ward, Birmingham. I spend a lot of time visiting members of the ward and try to support them to the best of my ability.