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Hi I'm Joseph

I was born in Taiwan, and I live in the United States now. I play the piano and violin. I love tennis and ping pong. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from high school, am serving a mission for the church in Paris, France right now, and I plan on going to BYU for college after my mission. I have wonderful parents and siblings. I speak English and Chinese, studied German in high school, and am learning French as I serve my mission. I play the piano and the violin. I love music. Some other things I like to do are playing tennis, ping pong, and skiing. I love to be happy, and I love it even more when I make others happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were members of this church. I was baptized at age eight and became an official member of the church then. My parents have always taught me and my siblings about the church, and they still continue to teach us. They don't just teach, but they teach with love. They make us love the gospel and want to live it. One thing they taught us was that we needed to find out for ourselves whether the church is true or not. I prayed and studied the scriptures sincerely, and I now know of a surety that this is God's true church here on earth. It gives me joy I cannot find elsewhere. I know that my life has a purpose. I continue to pray because I know Heavenly Father hears us. When I have hard times, I know I can rely on my Savior Jesus Christ. I study the scriptures because they are the word of God. I love to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to go to church on Sundays, where I learn more about the gospel. At church, I feel really close to Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. As a young man, I help prepare, bless, and pass the sacrament. I also have the chance to go home teaching with my companion, meaning we are assigned to visit some families, and we go at least once a month to make sure everything is doing well in their family, as well as bring a message from our church leaders. Another way I serve in church is by playing hymns on the piano or organ. I also try to attend all church activities such as mutual (youth activities once a week), dinners, hikes, and other fun things. Every day, as part of living my faith, I just try to serve people however I can. Furthermore, I have decided to come on a mission so others may come unto Christ and enjoy all the blessings this gospel has to offer. There is nothing better I can do to live my faith than to be God's servant full-time, to help bring all His children love, peace, and the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Being a Mormon has blessed me tremendously, and I know it blesses others, too.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Joseph
Church leaders encourage able members to go, especially young men ages 18 and above. However, it is voluntary. Like other church members, I consider it a privilege to share the gospel. When missionaries serve, they bring other people joy by sharing the gospel, by sharing the truth with them. Show more Show less