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Hi I'm Joseph Franks

I'v lived in Alabama, Utah, NC, and SC. I love Chinese food, cooking, music, and video games. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and i can be a little lazy sometimes. I'm really good at being friendly and talkative although inside i feel sometimes like an introvert. I enjoy cooking, mainly oriental foods but i love to experiment which is what makes cooking so fun along with seeing people's reaction when they taste my food. I used to be a music producer. It was more of a "At home fun - nothing serious" kinda thing. I usually made any electronic music that came to my interest and i have made a few tracks while i was doing it. Probably about 40% percent of my life has been consisted of video games. I'v been playing them since i was 6 or 7 but now i don't play them so much. Right now my heart has been set to go on a mission and serve others and draw closer to Heavenly Father as i learn and grow :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into church but ill be honest with you...I'v been inactive a lot in my life. The caliber of the situations that i have suffered through led me to take refuge in my own world of video games and stuff. Other times would be me trying to hang on in life and try not to be depressed and get bullied in school. Don't get me wrong though, it hasn't always been bad. There have been plenty good times for sure. I have had a few spiritual experiences in my life as well. Those of which would sometimes led me to pour a ton of gas on my fire and i would be hardcore active in church and then become somewhat "burned out" and fall away again, but then one day everything changed. There was a girl that i really liked and she had a friend that called me and reminded me of all those spiritual things that i had in life. Some were small and some were so undeniably powerful that they would bring tears to my eyes. I realized that i had no reason to deny what i felt because what i felt was of absolute truth. Those experiences became the foundation of my faith. The bad experiences gave me strength and wisdom and from then on i made the committed decision to build upon that faith. When i decided to heed the call of the lord i saw my life changing in front of me. I began to develop self-mastery and my happiness began to spread like a wild fire. Of course it hasn't been perfect the whole way but having the lord and the fullness of the gospel available to me has helped to get back up, dust myself off and continue forward with more strength and diligence. I believe that this church and the fully restored gospel is true. I can't deny that. I believe that Joseph Smith was a true prophet because the restoration of the gospel that was brought to pass by him could not have flourished out of thin air except it be through the spirit of revelation. I believe that Jesus suffered for all of our sins and he made it possible to return to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Every chance i get i try to go out and help people that i can serve. Whether its helping somebody move to a new home or even do some kind of yard work. Any kind of physical activity that can be used through service is usually where you will find me. It would be awesome to go to a 3rd world country and work in a Humanitarian Aid or something. I teach a class in church called Gospel Principles which is basically a standard Sunday School class for beginners. My typical audience are the people who are investigating the church and some members of the church here and there.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Joseph Franks
Its like the story of Green eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. If you keep rejecting it here and there and everywhere then your not going to get anywhere. God trusts us enough that he doesn't have to shake us to get our attention. The word that i'm looking for is "Intent". Try to read the Book of Mormon, even a little bit. Don't read it to find a flaw. Read it like you had the curiosity of a child and pray with real intent asking if the Book of Mormon is true. Show more Show less