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Hi I'm Josh

I grew up in Meridian, Idaho, and I am serving in the Alabama, Birmingham mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to play basketball, and hang out with my friends. I am an ESPN junkie and am a die hard Boston Celtics fan. I plan to go to college after my mission. I like to spend time with my family and shoot hoops with my dad.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have researched and discovered for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true, restored church that Jesus Christ has set up on Earth. It is the only church in the world that contains all of the sacred ordinances essential for salvation. While other churches have good things to offer, they do not contain the organization and priesthood of the original church.

How I live my faith

I am now a missionary, serving in Alabama. I live my life according to the Gospel that Jesus Christ established on this earth. Since I love Jesus Christ, I am going to live my best, repent when necessary, and do my best to serve him.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Josh
Nobody knows what could happen tomorrow. I believe in having a plan to make sure that I am prepared for the worst that could potentially happen tomorrow. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Josh
Tithing is kind of like taxes. The American consumer pays a certain amount of money after every purchase, and that money goes to the government so they can pay for things that we can't. The government pays for roads, the military, and other things that the average person can't pay for. The church takes the tithing we give, and uses it to build church houses, build temples, and to provide world wide disaster relief for those who literally have nothing. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Josh
Absolutely. Without question. The Bible is the word of God. Many people misunderstand our stance on the Bible, since we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. We use both Book of Mormon, and the Bible as companion works to help us come closer to God. Show more Show less