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Hi I'm Josh

I am a big fan of heroes, especially superheroes. I love food, especially chocolates. I enjoy music and dancing. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my friends and also making new ones. I really like foods of a chocolate flavor (be it ice cream, cookies, or cake), as long as it does not contain nuts. My favorite holiday is Halloween, because that's when I was born, and I like to dress up in costumes as a result of it. I like acting in theater and also dancing. I particularly like swing, waltz, and some forms of hip-hop when I am dancing. I enjoy most forms of music, and am a novice at piano, guitar, and violin. I am a choral singer in school, an a Capella singer with my friends, and I especially like to sing-along with some songs on the radio as I drive to where ever I may be going. I try my best to never listen to music which is suggestive, vulgar, or explicit in terms of lyrics or beat; I like to sing and listen to music that has a "feel-good" attitude about it or is otherwise uplifting. I like math and sciences, and I like to speculate on fictionalized technology from movies, and how it might be possible. I like to do things with my hands, such as manual labor or some puzzles. My grandfather's fathers were blacksmiths, and a part of me wants to take after them as I discover a hobby for when I retire. I am a big fan of superheroes, and I am an admirer or enthusiast of many martial arts, combat sports (e.g. fencing), and also parkour. I am relatively unskilled in many of the interests in my life, but that does not stop me from trying to enjoy myself as I live my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, and my grandparents are also members. I grew up in the gospel, doing daily prayer and scripture study with my parents, and also attending church on Sundays and partaking of the Sacrament. I saw the testimonies each of my parents had and the joy they had in the Gospel, and they raised my siblings and I in the Gospel so we could also experience the joy and the blessings of being members. I did not fully appreciate this until some rough times in Middle School, and I saw the difference between the standards the Lord has set and what the world had deemed "acceptable" or "the popular choice". It was then that I decided to uphold the standards of the Gospel as an example to the world of what is right. I choose to live the Gospel because I know that it will bring me greater joy and fulfillment than any other way I might try and live my life. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I like to learn and memorize some passages or verses of scripture as I do my nightly reading. If anyone has a question about the Church or any other issue they may be confused about, I can remember the scriptures I read and draw parallels with my friend's beliefs. If I don't know the answer to their questions, I will find it out myself first, and then I will try to come back with an answer. I also like to avoid gossip as best as possible so I am not tempted to contend with my friends or to find fault with them. I like to look for the best in other people, which doesn't always mean seeing who they are now, but seeing who they can become, and what their potential for good is. What their divine worth is as a spirit son or daughter of God. I love to serve, and I am always trying to be willing and able to serve others. I am currently trying to find ways in which I can reach out to those who I don't know who struggle with whatever life's challenges may be for them. It's not always easy, whether it's keeping the Sabbath day holy or having the courage to leave a party or close out a computer screen, but I have come to realize that it is always worth it to do the things that are right. I am constantly seeking for the things that can bring happiness into my life, and I am learning to appreciate those opportunities and trials and blessings as they come into my life by doing the things that I know to be right. I am ever grateful for the blessings which I have received, and I am ever hopeful that I may continue to be worthy to receive those blessings.