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Hi I'm Josh Rivera

Born and raised in sunny Southern California. Graduated from UCLA. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Grew up in a family of 6, I have an older brother and two younger sisters. Being from Southern California, we lived 4 miles from the beach and I grew up with a love of the ocean and everything outdoors. Grew up in a loving family with a lot of laughter and games. When I turned 19, I served a mission for my church in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Had many amazing experiences and returned home to attend college at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Meet my wife when I was 22 and we dated for 3 years then got married.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I prayed to my Father in Heaven and asked if this is his Church. I received an answer to this prayer through the Holy Ghost, he brought the answer into my heart, feeling and emotions that I cannot deny. I am a Mormon because I find answer to life's question through scripture reading (the Bible and the Book of Mormon). I find such amazing happiness and joy through the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by my example, for if I don't practice what I preach my words would be nothing. I teach early morning seminary along with my wife. We meet with kids, ages 14-18, on school days at 6:30am and have a 50 minute lesson on the scriptures. It's an amazing experience to read, know and understand what Christ has done for us in our lives.