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Hi I'm Joseph

I'm a doctor in astrophysics and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a PhD in astrophysics. I studied several physical processes at work in galaxy clusters. I work now as a software engineer. I have a wonderful wife who is also a doctor in astrophysics. We are the parents of two beautiful children. I'm a geek, fan of the Lord of Rings and of video games with which I'm playing with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the great chance to have been brought up with the principles of Jesus-Christ. As a teenager, I followed the invitation extended to us by Moroni to read the Scriptures and to pray to know if they are true. God answered to my prayers through the Holy Ghost and since then, I have strived to give heed to its promptings. I love to ask myself questions, to understand things and to study and ponder the Scriptures. I love the sociability of the church. But despite those important things, I am a Mormon because I know that God lives, that He is our Heavenly Father and that He loves us. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called to restore the Gospel and the priesthood in this latter days. We know all the things we need to know and we have the priesthood to perform the necessary ordinances in order to return in the presence of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that we can come closer to God in reading it and in applying its principles that by reading any other books. I know that we are led by a living prophet and that he's the spokesman of God today. Most of all, I know that Jesus-Christ lives. He is our Savior and our Redeemer. Through His Atonement, we can repent of our sins and walk toward eternal life.

How I live my faith

I do my best to be faithful to the principles in which I believe, to be a good example for my family and for people around me and to be a disciple of Jesus-Christ. I love to spend time with my wife and my children, to have fun together and to have spiritual moments. I love to make new friends and I'm trying to make the difference in being positive in all situations. I always wanted to serve a full-time mission and I went to England and Wales to share to Gospel of Jesus-Christ. I love to serve others at church. I'm particularly enjoying teaching the Gospel, having religious discussions and sharing spiritual experiences with my brothers and sisters of and outside my faith.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

To go to church, I'm wearing a suit, a white shirt and a tie. Wearing those clothes on Sunday services is the way for me to show respect to God and to make the sabbath day holy. I celebrate Christmas and Easter which represents the two most important events of the life of the Lord Jesus Christ: His birth, His sacrifice, His death and His resurrection. I also took part in the other national holidays that there are throughout the year, as well as birthdays, anniversaries and so on and so forth. Apart from that, my customs are pretty much the same that all other people. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

In 1820, Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ in answer to his prayer to know which church he should join. They told him that the Church that Jesus Christ organized was no longer on the earth. They called him to restore the Church of Jesus Christ. The Church was officially organized April 6th 1830 at Fayette, New York. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We believe that the Bible is indeed the word of God and consider it as Holy Scripture. We believe also that God spoke to prophets in ancient America and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus-Christ going along with the Bible as two witnesses. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We believe that people that didn't hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ during their mortal life have the opportunity to hear it in the next life and to accept or decline proxy baptisms done in their behalf by their descendants. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

We believe that when we die, our spirit goes to the spirit world where we continue to live. In this state, we are waiting for the resurrection, where are body and our spirit will be reunited again. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I was sealed to my wife and my two children are sealed to us. I believe that I can live in heaven with my wife and my children. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Mormon missionaries share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They talk about His Life and His Atonement for us, about God's plan for us and about the things we need to do to return to Them with our family. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jesus Christ is the Center of our religion. I am a Mormon and I am Christian. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that family is the most important structure in God's plan and that families can be together forever through sealings that we are performing in our temples. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is the organization of the church for women over 18 years old. It's the largest women's organization in the world. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

It is called the law of tithing. It is the way God is using to finance His work here on Earth. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 'Mormon' is a nickname coming from the Book of Mormon which we believe is another testament of Jesus Christ going along with the Bible. Show more Show less