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Hi I'm Joshua

I grew up in Boston. I am a photographer. I write poetry. I love exploring my city. and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Well I was originally born in Bountiful Utah, but then my parents made the move to Boston Massachusetts. There I grew up in a beautiful city called Lowell. In middleschool I was always that really nerdy kid that always always always read books. You could never find me without a book in my hand. I loved it. When highschool started I stopped reading and I started playing sports. At the time I was really interested in parkour and freerunning. My highschool had a cross country, volleyball, and a mens gymnastics team available. Around sophomore year I was introduced to the camera. I took photography class and I aspired to it like no other. I even ran a decent business for my last couple years of highschool. I got into graphic design, tv and video production, and studio art. The arts seemed to come easy to me. Then around the end of junior year I got into writing poetry. I treat poetry as an emotional release for me. A way to express my thoughts and emotions and desires and dreams and struggles. As of right now I am serving a spanish speaking mission for the Nebraska Omaha Mission. I fill my days studying and preaching the beauitful message of Jesus Christ and his restored Gospel to the wonderful hispanic population of the Midwest. Life is just so beautiful right now. I owe everything to Him. He is the reason why I smile everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

During high school, I surrounded myself with things that made me feel good. Things that brought forth good laughter, pleasure, and long nights and lots of tears. Things that the world did. This world is so driven by fast paced stimulus. Everybody wants to feel good and they want to feel good NOW. And unfortunately, I was a product of that. As the years went on, I eventually realized that at the end of the day I just wasn't happy anymore. The things I filled my life with didn't have any real substance to them. I was digging a real deep pit with my own shovel. I went to church all the time, but I just went. I didn't make it a part of my life. Well. Eventually I saw the love of God in my life. And I don't know how to exactly describe this over a website... But I literally felt it. And that feeling was better than anything the world could ever give me. I started to smile more. I started to enjoy life. I started seeing that this Church was actually true. It was so hard to feel his love but when I did feel it, it was more beautiful than anything in this world. And most of all... I became happy. Jesus Christ. He is the one. He showed me the light. He showed me the way. He showed me the life. Today, I see the good in people. I see potential. I see love. I want to actually read the scriptures now. I want to study them and tell people about them. I want to tell everyone. I want to work hard on my mission! I want to learn spanish. I want to be a good person. I want to be kind and loving. I want to love Jesus Christ with all my heart, might, mind, and strength and I want people to know that part of my life. I am not perfect. But I know that I don't have to be. My name is Joshua Warren Peters. I am a photographer. I am a poet. I am a Mormon. Because of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a spanish speaking missionary in the good ol State of Nebraska :) I live my faith everyday in everything I do.

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

Joshua
The atonement of Jesus Christ is why I live so freely and happily today. It is impossible to fully grasp what He did for us. He went through it all. And when I say "all", I mean all of it. Every hardship, every struggle, every trial, every ounce of sadness and pain and hurt that has been experienced by anyone in the entire existence of the earth has been felt by Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. Think about all the wars and all the deaths and all the illnesses and the tears shed and the anger and the bloodshed and the unhappiness. He felt it. and then. He was tortured to death by the people he loved. He was nailed to pieces of wood and whipped and beat and fed vinegar. His fellow Apostle betrayed him. His bestfriend denied even knowing him. and then, at then end of it all.... Our Father in heaven left him on the cross. Totally left his presence. Left him alone. Why? Because he had to feel what we feel in order to atone for our sins. What happens when we sin? Our Heavenly Fathers presence leaves us. The Son of God had to feel that in order for the Atonement to be complete. and when that finally happened.... It was finished. You may wonder why this was all necessary. The atonement made repentance possible. It allowed Change. It allows eternal life with our Heavenly Father. Christ said "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." He overcame all for us. Show more Show less