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Hi I'm Joe

I grew up in Utah. I am a convert and a Police Officer. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am married with three wonderful kids. I have been married for nearly ten years. Six of those ten years have been spent serving in Law Enforcement. Many opportunities have come into my life through my career. I teach a program through the public school system about the dangers of illegal drugs and alcohol. The program also goes into great detail about respecting oneself and others and how to be a productive member of society. Much of my free time is spent with my family but I enjoy mountain biking, flyfishing, and other outdoor activities. I was baptized when I was 18 years old. My parents and 8 other siblings were all baptized that year.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives me hope that there is a better and happier life. When I was a young man I was lost. I spent so much effort looking for happiness where it does not exist. I grew up around members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I always wondered why they seemed so much happier than me. It wasn't until I began my own search for Christ that I understood why. I am a Mormon because the Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for me personally. I learned His personal love for me is so great that He would do anything to see me return to Him and our Heavenly Father even die for me. When I was young I did not think I was worth loving and I did not have any hope of real happiness. When the missionaries came to my home and began to teach my family about the Savior and his teachings outwardly I was angry and closed off, but inside I hoped and pleaded that it was true and that I could finally have the happiness my friends did. On the day of my baptism I will never forget the feeling of overwhelming love that was in the room. I remember turning around and seeing dozens of my friends and their families there. I could feel their love. I could feel their hope. I remember telling my Heavenly Father I was sorry for the life I had lived and thanked Him for the blessing of my baptism. I felt the love of the Father and the Son enter my heart with such force I could not hold back my emotion. There is nothing is the world that would make me question the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know it is true and that if you turn your life to the Savior He will fill you with hope and happiness.

How I live my faith

I currently am teaching the youth. It is a challenge and blessing to help them see their true potential and to help them grow. I also try to reach out to other families to help them in any manner. As a Police Officer I have many opportunities to speak with other churches, schools, and families about many things and to serve them in many different ways.