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Hi I'm Joscelyn

List of things i love: Music, Soccer, The Utah Jazz, Avatar The Last Airbender, Reading, and my religion. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In a lot of ways, i'm a very typical mormon. I grew up Utah (shocker), and my parents were both mormon so i grew up in the church. But in a lot of ways, i'm pretty unique too. First of all, I'm a Surgical Tech, which means that i'm an assistant to a surgeon when they operate. I set up all of the sterile supplies for the cases, pass them instruments or whatever they need for the procedure, and then help tear down and clean when the case is over. I loved seeing the anatomy of the body, i found it fascinating (The human brain is amazing). I just finished school for it about a year ago and I worked at a Children's Hospital for the last 11 months doing that. I recently quit so that i could prepare to serve a full time mission in Mexico City, Chalco, and i am so excited to learn Spanish and serve the people in any way i can. I finished my associates degree but am having a hard time trying to figure out what i want to do with my life because i'm interested in so many things! I love to read and write, so i've thought about becoming an english major. I have a passion for music, mostly Indie and Folk rock (but i enjoy all different genres) so i'm very interested in the business side of the music industry. But i also love the medical field, and for a long time it was my goal to become a nurse practitioner. My point is, i don't know exactly what i want to do with my life, but i'm glad that I know that the lord has a path for me and will help me find the right one if i ask him.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon because i believe The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints is true, with all my heart. I didn't gain this testimony overnight, it took years for it to develop. Just because someone grows up in the church, doesn't mean they will stay with it. I know this because i am the only one out of the four kids in my family who is still an active member. The truth is that you can go to church as much as you want, but there comes a point when you have to decide for yourself if you believe it or not, you have to gain your own testimony. I have read the Book Of Mormon and i can tell you that it is a true book from God, and believe the words written in it. I know that we are all children of God, and that he loves us more than we could ever comprehend, and nothing we do can ever change that. I know that our Savior Jesus Christ took upon himself all of sins, pains, fears, and frustrations of each and every person born here on the earth so that we could be given a chance to repent and be made clean again, to come back into the presence of our Heavenly Father. He knows everything that we have ever felt, and when our burdens are just too much for us to bear, he takes them from our shoulders and picks us up from off the ground. I know that death is just a temporary situation, and that families can be together forever. We will all see our loved ones again, and i don't know how i would even be able to function if i thought that death was the end. What a depressing and meaningless life this would seem to me. I'm not perfect, and i am constantly making mistakes, but that's ok because i am only human. I learn and i grow and try to better myself after each one. Doing the best that i can is what God asks of me. I know this church is true. I have felt it, a powerful, wonderful warm feeling that testifies of the truth of this gospel, and i know that this church is the true church of God. It's the one and true way to find peace and everlasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the things that bring me closer to God. I try to read my scriptures daily, say my prayers regularly, attend my church meetings and follow the commandments that i have been given. But living my faith is much, much more than that. It's about accepting other people for who they are and what they believe, and finding mutual respect. I realize that not everyone shares the same beliefs that i do, and that's ok. All i want to do is to be a good person, the best person that i know how to be, and for me, i know that the best way to do this is by living the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel makes me happy, and i want other people to experience that happiness. In the end, I think the biggest thing you can do to affect others is by practicing what you preach. Be an example to others, and be friendly and non judgmental! That way, if they ever have any questions about anything, they will know who to ask and will feel comfortable coming to you.