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Hi I'm Joe Acker

I am a missionary serving in Adelaide Australia. I am from Denver, Colorado. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am 20 years old and I am currently serving as a full time missionary in Adelaide Australia. I am the oldest of 3 kids, I have 2 little sisters. I am born and raised in Colorado. I love paying any type of sport especially basketball, I love to be with family and friends, I love going out to eat food! Not much else to tell, I love my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a firm belief that this is where happiness lies, I have experienced through trial and error that throughout all the many things the world has to offer, that a belief in Jesus Christ is the way to go, and is the only way to true happiness and salvation. I remain active in the church by doing the little things that build my faith everyday including studying the scriptures and praying morning and night, these things keep me grounded and give me the assurance that my life is on track and that there is new adventures and new opportunities every single day. Though I may not know perfectly all the mysteries of God, I KNOW this is a good thing. When I feel the Spirit, I can't deny the hand of God in my life, I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through Joseph Smith, it just makes sense! Life is not boring with God, its more exciting!

How I live my faith

I am currently living my faith by serving as a missionary where I get to share this wonderful gospel with people everyday, the time that I have had to serve thus far has been the best time of my life, I truly love it. Got 6 more months left then I will return home and continue to live my faith and serve in different capacities.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Joe Acker
There are so many blessings that come along with studying the scriptures! For myself the biggest blessing that comes from the scriptures is the Spirit you obtain as you read them and your able to carry that feeling throughout the rest of your day as you think about what you have studied. Another blessing is being able to always increase your knowledge of the Gospel. You never stop learning, there is no end, its wonderful! Show more Show less