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Hi I'm Josh Chandler

I grew up in Maryland, USA. I will be attending Brigham Young University. I am the second oldest of 6 kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second oldest of 6 kids. I will be attending BYU and I will be preparing to attend medical school to become either a surgeon or anesthesiologist. I am a musician, I have played the piano for the last 9 years and the cello for the past 8 years. I currently play cello in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic in Raleigh, NC. I also enjoy competitive swimming and running, through my school teams. I enjoy outdoor activities, like hiking, kayaking, swimming, and all types of sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the church and what it teaches. I love the Book of Mormon because every time I read it, I always learn something new and I know that if I have a question I can turn to this book and it will help me find an answer to it. I also know that this church is lead by men that are called of God to be his mouths pieces on the earth today. Through these men we can know what God wants us to do. I am also very grateful for the Atonement of Jesus. I am grateful that he died for me, so that I can live again one day and also that I can live in the presence of God the father and his son Jesus Christ. I am also grateful because I know that when I do something wrong, I can repent and the lord will forgive me and I can try again the next day. I love this gospel with every thing I have.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I help lead the young men that are between the ages of 16 and 18. I teach them about the church and I also encourage them to participate in service activities. I also am a home teacher, which is where me and another man go out and teach others about the church. We usually visit 3-4 families a month. I also help plan activities for the youth in my stake, I help plan activities such as dances, conferences, and service projects.