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Hi I'm Joshua

I grew up in West Virginia. I enjoy riding my motorcycle and watching a good football game. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being a West Virginian means doing a lot outside. The scenery is so amazing. Why wouldn't you want to? I do a bunch of hunting, fishing, camping kind of stuff. In West Virginia there is about ten guns for every man, woman, and child, so there are a lot of shooting ranges and competitions which I enjoy attending. I went to a local university for two years studding accounting, but later decided to take a break for a few years which I will explain later. I love technology. I worked for a cellular company for about two years and have a lot of interest in the latest and greatest. When my parents were married we attended a Presbyterian church, therefor I grew up Presbyterian. When my parents were divorced, church became unimportant to our family and we no longer attended or for that matter really discussed anything religious within our family. I grew up most of my life without any religious ties. I didn't consider much about religion until my Aunt passed away from cancer. The tragic event caused much concern for me, because I didn't have a solid idea of where we came from, why we were here in the first place, and where do we go after we pass from this life. The gospel of Jesus Christ answers all of those questions.

Why I am a Mormon

I know what living with confusion and without hope feels like. It's not a great place to be. Like I have stated previously I grew up without much religious guidance and didn't know how to deal with the loss of a loved one. It led me to the same questions that have been asked though the ages of time: where do we come from, why are we here, where are we going? These questions can pierce the soul when you don't know the answer. Although the loss was indeed terrible, it is what led me to the questions. I did seek to find the answers, and because I had the desire to learn the truth I was ready to hear it. It was only a few weeks after these questions came to my head that the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints visited my home. They gave me a Book of Mormon and asked me to read it. They asked me to pray about it. At the time I thought it was odd, but they said don't take our word for it take it to God. I thought that was bold. So I took on their challenge. I did read about it. I prayed about it. They continued to visit me and answer my many questions. Questions of which I thought were impossible to receive answers for were all given to me, and it was simple. I knew what I was being taught was true, because I have never felt better and more sure in my life before. I know this church is true and have seen and felt and experienced so much it would be impossible for me to deny its truthfulness. This restored, not reformed, gospel can bless your life more that you can imagine. It has blessed my life beyond my wildest dreams, and I hope you seek those blessings which our Heavenly Father is awaiting to give you. All you have to do is ask.

How I live my faith

I try my best to follow the Savior's example. Christ gave us the perfect example of love and service to others. I strive to love my neighbor. In other words I seek to love all of God's children, even those who would seek the exact opposite towards me. It is a difficult task to be asked of, but it is what the Savior asks of us we he said .."love thy neighbor...bless those who curse you." I have been given so much in just a few years of membership in his church, and so I wish to share those blessings I have received with others who may have been in a similar situation as mine before I became a member. As I stated earlier I have taken a break from my studies at school, and instead am seeking to share these blessings with people such as yourself who have sincere questions about their lives and their relationship with God. It is such a privilege to be a missionary, and I encourage you to seek out missionaries and members where you live and ask them why they have so much joy in their hearts. We are by no stretch of the imagination perfect teachers, but the questions you have can be answered. So I pray you will just ask.