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Hi I'm Josh

I grew up in Farmington New Mexico. I love to sing and listen to good music. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the second of my parents 4 boys. I'm 18 years old and currently attending Brigham Young University. I love to sing and listen to music. I am a die hard sports fan. I am a Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat fan. I'm not sure how that happened because I live in New Mexico but those are my teams! Football is my favorite sport to watch and basketball is my favorite to play. I wasn't extremely popular in high school. I only had 2 or 3 good friends. It bugged me a lot but I was able to find happiness in my family and the friends I had. I spent more time serving and participating in church activities. I love the outdoors and wish I could be camping every weekend.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and I know it is true. I prayed and asked God if it was and I cannot deny the feeling that I received. I know it was a manifestation of truth. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and he restored the gospel of Jesus Christ upon the earth. I am glad to be a part of that gospel, and I am blessed to know that it is true. I know that God is my Heavenly Father and that He loves me. When I was 15 I had a leader tell me to pray and ask God if He loved me. My leader told me to keep praying and reading scriptures until I received an answer. I received an answer and I know that God loves me personally. I look forward to the day when I get to return to live with Him in Heaven. I know that if I do what He has commanded that I will return to Him.

How I live my faith

I spend lots of time doing service. I was lucky enough to visit a 90 year old lady from church every sunday for 2 years until she passed away. I can't describe how much she blessed my life. I am currently in charge of an activity every monday night with 5 other guys and 6 girls from the dorms at BYU. I love getting to know all of them better. My roommates are like brothers to me and I will really miss them when I go home. I like to teach and serve others that I know.

What is the priesthood?

Josh
The priesthood is the power given by God to act in his name. Throughout all time God has given his priesthood to his children on earth if they were righteous. Prophets in the bible had the priesthood, Jesus Christ had the priesthood, and we have the priesthood today in our church. The priesthood is used to help others. A man can never use his priesthood on himself. Blessings are given through the priesthood and essential ordinances of the Church such as baptism are performed. Those who hold the priesthood must live worthy in order to use its power. Show more Show less