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Hi I'm Joshua

I grew up in Idaho, I am a brain cancer survivor, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I received my mission call to the Arkansas Bentonville Mission. I have waited a long time to serve because I needed medical clearance. I had a brain tumor removed when I was five which destroyed my pituitary gland, so all my hormones are synthetically replaced. When I was 16 I found out I had a totally unrelated case of brain cancer. I battled that for about a year. I was so blessed throughout my treatment.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I had always believed that the church was true growing up. As I mentioned above, my testimony of the gospel was solidified through my battle with cancer. I know that our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us. I know that Christ suffered for my sins and every pain and dissapointment I have felt. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith translated it by the power of God, and was a prophet. I know that our current prophet speaks as God's mouthpiece today. I know that this is the only church that has the complete truth on the earth. It has blessed my life more than I could ever imagine. I am excited to go and share this gospel with others so that their lives can be blessed as much as mine has. I am so grateful that God preserved my life through my experiences with cancer. I can never repay Him for what He has done.

How I live my faith

My current calling is to serve as a missionary in Bentonville, Arkansas. I love to talk about my cancer treatment. That was really when I started to say "I know" instead of just "I believe." The principles I had been taught my whole life were put to the test, and they have been solidified in my testimony. I have served in the deacon's, teachers, and priests quorum presidencies as I advanced through the Aaronic Priesthood. I have served as a home teacher in both my home and college wards. My dad was my bishop in my home ward when I was growing up.