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Hi I'm Joey

I was born and raised in Southern California. I've got my degree in Political Science. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelors in Political Science. I'm a writer in my spare time and I'm currently hoping to pursue an advanced degree in my field. I love all kinds of music, dancing and a good book.

Why I am a Mormon

I first started meeting with the missionaries after I saw a certain popular Broadway musical. It was a little unconventional but, hey, it lead me to this wonderful church and the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that this church is the true, restored church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through reading the Book of Mormon, all the questions I had and inconsistencies I felt there were vanished. As I continued to meet with my missionaries, these feelings became more and more powerful and I began to see the blessings of the Gospel manifest in my life. Prior to finding the church, I was hoping to study to become a Roman Catholic priest. When that didn't work out, I prayed to Heavenly Father and asked him why it didn't and what He wanted me to do. The answer to my prayer came when I met my missionaries and discovered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was baptized on June 22, 2014. It was the greatest decision I ever made.

How I live my faith

I'm serving as a Ward (Congregation) Missionary which, among other things, lets me go out with our full-time missionaries and help them teach. I'm also on our social committee and help plan events for our congregation such as camping trips and other fun stuff. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Korea Seoul Mission!

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

The Atonement is important because it allows us to be forgiven of our sins. Jesus took our sins upon himself and became the final sacrifice so we can have eternal life. It's truly amazing to think that our Heavenly Father loves us so much, He gave his only Son so that we can return to Him and have full forgiveness of our sins. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a record of people who lived on the American Continent in ancient times. Our Heavenly Father called prophets to teach them and guide them in preparation for the coming of Jesus and the Book of Mormon contains the teachings of these prophets. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes, I believe that we have a prophet today to teach and guide us. God has always called prophets to guide his people throughout history. It makes sense that he would continue to do this because he wants us all to be able to return to him. Joseph Smith was the first modern day prophet and we have one still in the person of Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less