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Hi I'm Joy!

I love being outside in nature! I love the Lord and my family with all my heart! I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

I am currently in college and most definitely a family girl! Friends quickly become an extension of that family. I love to play games of all types! Board, cards, athletic (though I don't know sports very well), and good-humored pranks are all on the list! I love music! Particularly country and Christian. I am also a concert pianist and was in percussion for 7 years. I love being outside. There's just something peaceful about being in the natural world and the animals and landscape are just so beautiful. I love to camp, horseback ride, hike, you name it! I love the Lord and feel so blessed to know who He is. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the source of my happiness, and I am a VERY happy person--some may say even a little too happy :)

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and understanding my role as a daughter of God is my greatest source of happiness! I have a purpose. Because of this Church and how it has taught me to pray, read my scriptures, and listen to/understand the Holy Spirit, I understand what that purpose is and am able to live up to the potential that Heavenly Father has given me, though I'm certainly far from perfect. In this life I feel like we're constantly looking to have a purpose or to know what it is and this Church explains it and helps me fulfill it. In addition to that, knowing that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, makes it evident to me that He would call a prophet to lead and guide us. Well, He has; his name is Thomas Monson and he leads this church under the direction of God. How cool is that?? What can I say? I LOVE The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I love God and I know this is His church because I prayed and asked Him and the Holy Spirit filled my heart with an undeniable love. How could I deny a witness like that? I can't and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of love. President Monson said, "Actually, love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar. His life was a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved. At the end the angry mob took His life. And yet there rings from Golgotha’s hill the words: 'Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do'..." I live my faith by trying to love everyone I come in contact with, by seeing what things, big and small, I can do to help someone else or to make their day. I live my faith by doing my best to keep the commandments and to repent when I have messed up. I live my faith by remembering Him.