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Hi I'm Josh

I'm from Utah, I play piano, I golf, I run, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I graduated from high school as a member of the class of 2014. In high school I competed on the golf team for four years and the track team for three, competing mainly in the 800 and 1600 meter races. I've loved playing the piano since I was young, and it's blessed my life to be able to express myself more fully through the music I play, because many times I feel words are inadequate, especially when associating with large groups of people. I'd say I'm pretty social -- I enjoy doing random activities with friends, especially outdoors, but personal time is important to me as well when I need to unwind. Reading and learning in general are favorite past times of mine. Fantasy books were a big part of growing up, and although reading has become more of a luxury the older I get, I still love a good adventure novel when I can get ahold of it. In regards to playing the piano, I was taught by my Mom until I was eight, then I switched teachers and began to be trained in classical music. I came to love competing and playing everything from Bach fugues to Prokofiev sonatas (but the Romantic period holds a special place in my heart). Piano took most of my time through middle school, and I decided to branch out and try some other things in high school, which led to joining the golf and track teams. I'm so grateful I did, because I learned a lot of valuable lessons I never otherwise would have, and I was able to learn from some of the greatest coaches ever.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm so grateful for the knowledge the church brings, especially in knowing that we can live with our families forever. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, who I can't wait to meet when he comes again

How I live my faith

I've been called to serve in the Hungary Budapest mission, and I'll be entering the MTC in July of 2014. I am one hundred percent sure this mission was inspired, and I can't wait to share the Gospel with Hungarians, who need the happiness it brings so much. Growing up, I always lived in a Gospel centered family -- which was such a blessing -- but it took me awhile to appreciate it. It wasn't until high school (mostly because of seminary) that I began to see the difference being a member of a Christ centered home had made in my life. As I realized this, a desire to share this with others began to grow, which led to my call to serve in the Hungary Budapest mission. As a member of the young mens program in church I was always called to serve in varying presidencies, which gave me opportunities to serve others and learn, but I didn't realize the depth or importantness of my call at the time. It's beginning to dawn on me just how important it is to bring others to Christ and help them understand why they should have hope in a better world, regardless of the quality of their current life. There are so many ways we can serve as members of this church, just a few of which include home teaching families, planning service projects, (some of my greatest memories as a youth were serving others as part of scout or young mens projects), or simply befriending those in need of a friend. I have a strong testimony that beliefs cannot simply be part of your life, they are your life. They define what you do every day, and without them life become far less meaningful.