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Hi I'm Joshua

I'm from a small Idaho town called Malad. I enjoy every type of sport and I love the out doors.

About Me

I love all sports. I have played competitively in football, basketball, track and baseball, and not so competitively in volleyball, wrestling, and softball. I love the out doors and everything that goes with it. I love hiking, hunting, fishing, and playing in the water. I enjoy water skiing as well as snow skiing. I was called to serve in the Oklahoma, Tulsa Mission but because of a name change I am now serving in what is known as the Arkansas, Bentonville Mission. I love this mission and I love the chance i get to see people change and come closer to Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for so many reasons. My family Has always been Mormons or Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When I was young I was a Mormon because my parents were. Now that I am older I continue to believe because I know it is true. I have read the Book of Mormon, I have felt the spirit it brings into my life and I know it is the word of God. I know Joseph Smith was called and helped by the power of our Heavenly Father. People say he made it up but how is that possible, Joseph Smith had about a third grade education. How can a boy like that make something so wonderful and saving as the Book of Mormon is? I know there is life after death and that families are together forever if they are sealed by the power of the holy priesthood in one of Gods homes here on earth known as temples. I know that God lives and Jesus is the Christ and that he suffered and atoned for are sins so that if we want to change our ways and come back to the path we can repent and be cleansed again. I know that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings that make up the God Head. I know that we have a true prophet on the Earth today and that man is Thomas S. Monson. I know he receives revelation form God just as great prophets of old such as Moses did. I know he leads this church and warns us of things to come. I am a Mormon because I know it is true. I know that Christ has restored His church here on the Earth in the Latter Days and I am proud to be able to take his name upon me and say that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each and every day. I do this by trying to do what is right and listen to the holy spirit. I try to pay attention and see what people need my help and what i can do to help them. I have served in many callings in the church where I have been able to help the youth that are around my age. I am currently preparing for a full time mission and am looking forward to serving and helping the people in the Oklahoma area.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Joshua
Yes we have always had the Bible, however we have Thousands of Churches all based on the Bible, how if we have one bible is there so many different churches. I like to explain this with an analogy If you have one dot you can draw Infinitely many straight lines through this dot. This dot represents the Bible and it different interpretations. Now if we have two dots one being the Bible still and the new one being the Book of Mormon now we can only draw one straight line through these two dots which is why we needed the restoration so God could show us the Interpretation that he and intended for us to fallow. Show more Show less