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Hi I'm Josh Monsivais

I grew up in Utah I was raised in the church and was called to Xalapa Mexico on my mission.

About Me

I am a recent graduate of high school I graduated with my M.A. or medical assistant license. I was called to serve in the Xalapa Mexico mission august 7, 2013. I love to play all sports some of my favorite are basketball, volleyball, and football. I love spending time with my family, I come from a family of 16 kids and yes they are all from the same mother and father and yes she is an amazing woman. There are 9 boys and 7 girls so i have always been a competitive kid with my brothers and sisters but i love them and my parents more than anything. I plan to do a pre med program when I return and pick an occupation in the medical field as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the true church I never really thought anything about it growing up but as I have had time to ponder and build my own testimony I have grown to know that the gospel is true. I look at all of the prophets who have sacrificed their time and even in some cases their lives for this gospel it has just helped me build my testimony. After I recieved my mission call I struggled a lot with the fact that I would be leaving behind my old life for two years I could not imagine this and was in fact a little scared. One day I was reading in Mosiah and came across Mosiah 28: 3 which says "Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yes, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble." I read this scripture and remembered why I wanted to serve my fellow brothers and sisters it is not for my sake it is not for any reason but to help save people and as it says in preach my gospel "invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving he gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end" I may not have a perfect knowledge of everything and my faith may be tested at times but I do know that God loves me I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet today and that the Book of Mormon is true. I say these things in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by example I think that President Uchtdorf said it best when he quoted saint francis by saying Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary use words. I live the faith in my every day life in my example and try to talk about the gospel at appropriate times. I am the 1st assistant to the bishop in the young mens qourum and get to work a lot with the young men in my ward. Also I will be serving an LDS mission in Xalapa Mexico where I will be able to teach others about my faith on a daily basis.