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Hi I'm Josh

I'm from California. I attend BYU. I'm currently serving on a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up working hard in school. It was always my dream to attend BYU, for it seemed to be the best option available. While I worked in high school academically, I also had the opportunity to participate in sports. These sports consisted of swimming and water polo. In water polo I played varsity for three years and became my teams MVP. I also received the district All-League award. Along with these other aspects of my life, I've had the opportunity to grow spiritually. While studying the scriptures I've been able to find answers to questions, and this has guided me on a good path. Through the mental preparation I've received, I've been able to become accepted into BYU. I love my new school, every part of it has been great. I know it is hard to believe, but I've also been enjoying the academic challenges which face me. I love social events and love them even more if there are outgoing individuals present. I readily join any physical activities, and enjoy a bit of competition. On June 17th, 2015 I embarked on my 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's going to be a struggle for me, but I'm up for it!

Why I am a Mormon

I decided to become a member of the church at the age of eight. While I didn't fully grasp the magnitude of the decision I was making at that time, I can certainly say I understand it now. After years of education in the gospel and obtaining many life experiences of my own, I can still support my decision. I am now around the age where I make my own life decisions and am more independent than ever before, and I can say without my parents influencing me that the church is true. This church and the scriptures have been my guide throughout my life. Not only does it simply make sense to me, but I have also felt in my heart that it is true.

How I live my faith

I've participated actively in my church ward and community throughout my entire life. I've had the opportunity to serve as a leader throughout my years, and have become well acquainted to all the people in my ward in California. I enjoy the relationships I have with them, for it truly feels like a family. My quorum would always take an active part in the community through service projects and other forms of charity. Along with these physical events, I have the opportunity to go to the homes of certain members of my ward and teach them about the gospel. This is healthy for all involved, for it broadens our knowledge of the gospel and forms a bond of fellowship. In my ward in Utah for school, I had the opportunity to continue serving. I was assigned dorms to teach, and we organized service projects to perform. A large way that I am living my faith now is as I serve my mission for the church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Spanish language. I am consecrating these next two years of my life to the Lord, and while keeping that in mind, will do my best to do the things he wants me to do.