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Hi I'm Joel

I grew up in Washington State. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in the Canada Edmonton Mission. I am out here every day to help people find their way to Christ and learn of the Restored Gospel. I love the outdoors, hiking and backpacking especially. I love this beautiful world my Father in Heaven has created for all of us and love to enjoy it in its fulness.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon, not because I was just born into it or its just what my friends were doing, I am a Mormon because I have taken the time to find out for myself what the Church teaches and how I can live those teachings. I haven't always known, every person has to take that time to learn of this gospel and decide for themselves whether or not it is true. I began to learn after reading in the New Testament of the Bible in Romans 8:37-39 which reads: 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. This Scripture gave me the courage to change my life and I made that step and encourage all to learn of God and his love for them and I can promise them that their lives will be changed just as mine was and will be able to have the peace and joy that comes from knowing that their Father in Heaven loves them and that they are doing everything they can to enjoy the blessings he has to offer them. I know this Church is true and that the Gospel has been restored in these days by Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God given to us to know the path which we need to take. I know this with all my heart and I could never be convinced otherwise.

How I live my faith

As a missionary right now I get to see many different areas with many different people. I read the bible and the book of mormon and study about the gospel everyday and then I share it with all sorts of people I meet on a daily basis, those who are members of the Church as well as those who are not. I teach people about the Church and its teachings, so that theyt can come to know what I have come to know for myself.