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Hi I'm Josh Gagon

I grew up in Utah. I'm a musician/songwriter/author. The most important thing is being a future husband/father. I'm LDS.

About Me

My passion is music. I have always loved music, even though I didn't always love practicing my instruments. I play guitar and piano mostly, but can also play bass, keyboard, and simple drums. I also sing. I've been writing my own music for a couple years now and just recently got sponsored with a company. I love writing, and have actually almost finished writing my own book. Anything to use my imagination and be able to do my own thing. My dream jobs would be songwriter/musician/band/author/movie script writing/directing/or animation for somewhere like Pixar or Dreamworks. To be honest, I'm a super lazy person. I would love to just sit around and hang out with friends/family all day, playing video games or watching movies, but I would also love being alone and doing my own thing and letting my imagination just go. But I also love going out and having a good time outdoors, camping, swimming and what not. I'm into all sports and all kinds of different activities, my favorites are basketball, football, baseball, soccer (playing, not watching), tennis, racquetball. I get super competitive and hate losing, especially watching my favorite teams lose... Bad stuff! But the most important thing to me is having a future family. Having a wife and kids and taking care of them and living life together as a family. That's why I live my life!

Why I am a Mormon

To be honest, it took me a long time to realize I wanted to be a part of this church. I was born in Utah, Mormon Capital of the world, and raised as a mormon boy by protective but incredible parents that wanted the best for me, but always kinda made sure I knew I had to go to church, I had to do this, I had to do that. So for a long time, that's all the church was, something I had to do. It wasn't until it was time for me to decide if I was going to go on a mission that i realized that I needed to figure all of this out for myself and decide if it was worth everything. At the time I was not living a life that was in line with the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I still went to church and tried to be a good person, but I wasn't making the choices that this church taught me I should be. There were nights that I just sat there and thought, is this true? It's really weird. I don't know if I believe this. But I had a night once where I was really struggling with everything and I confided in one of my best friends, and he bore his testimony to me, and related the Gospel to me and my situation and told me to ask and figure it out. That night I came home and prayed as hard as I ever had in my life, I poured my soul out to God. I cannot make this up, I literally felt a presence of someone in the room with me; like it was wrapping its arms around me, comforting me. Another story - Sophomore year of high school I broke my back the second or third practice of the season. My back gave me problems for a long time after this. One night I was in my basement alone and it started hurting like I had never felt. I couldn't walk and couldn't stand. I thought I was paralyzed or something and wouldn't make it. But I called out to God, and prayed. And immediately I was healed. I haven't had a problem since that day. The reason I'm a mormon actually has nothing to do with 'the church', but instead with my relationship I have developed with my Savior. He IS in this church.

How I live my faith

I have had a bunch of callings/jobs in my neighborhood and ward. I go visit families in the neighborhood and talk to them about Jesus Christ and see what we can do to help them in their lives, such as pull weeds, mow their lawn, tend their kids, help them or a family member move or rearrange their house, etc. It doesn't matter what it is, we want to help them feel more comfortable, welcome, happy, and peaceful in their lives. Right now I am preparing to go on an LDS Mission and serve people overseas for 2 years and do that same kind of thing. I participated in Boy Scouts as a kid and earned my Eagle Scout, doing several service projects and activities in the community. I will go with other members of my church and give blessings to those in need, or to people who are sick, or afflicted, or have overwhelming situations of stress in their lives. To sum it up the best - I simply try and live as much like Jesus Christ lived and lives. Be kind to others, and help them when they need my assistance.