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Hi I'm Joshua

I love the outdoors, I love sports, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Sports are my favorite past times, hobbies, and everything else. Throughout high school, I played two sports: baseball and golf. When I started out my freshman year, I was not very good at either. I had played baseball since I was a little kid but I was so small that I didn't have the strength and power like other kids had. My sophomore year I tried out for the golf team and I was surprised I could even hit the ball! I had started playing only a month before tryouts started. However, my coach also my high school counselor knew that i was dedicated to anything that I started. He knew that if I had the desire to improve, then I would try as hard as I could to get better. This drive and dedication is the only reason I made the practice team. In both sports I was dedicated and had the desire to improve and by my junior year I was on the varsity team for both sports. It was not easy, but I persevered and kept at it. These activities changed my life. I am not going to college for either sport, but the lessons I learned from them, taught me a lot about how to face life head on. Oh and just in case your'e wondering, my favorite team is the Chicago Cubs and my favorite PGA player is Rickie Fowler.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members from birth and so I have been in the church since I was born. A lot of the times people that go to church because their parents go do not have as strong of testimonies as new converts to the church do. A couple of years ago this would have been the situation I was in. I struggled finding a testimony of my own. I wanted to know if my Heavenly Father and Savior really loved me and if they did, what should I do to show them that I loved him. That same year at a young men's high adventure camp I recieved an answer through constant prayer and scripture study that my Heavenly Father and Savior did love me. He wouldn't have sacrificed his own son for me if he didn't want me to return to Him, and my Savior wouldn't have died for me if he didn't love me as his brother. I know that God and Jesus Christ love each and everyone of us and that they want the very best for us. Everything they do for us, is to help us get closer to returning to live with them. Things in life may get rough, but it has personally helped me, knowing that my savior is there for me, He is guiding me, and He loves me. Because I have realized their love for me I have decided to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the California, Fresno Mission and I hope to share my Heavenly Father and Savior's love with everyone that I teach.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I have only had experiences as a youth because I am just barely out of High School. However, in the short amount of time I have had to participate and serve in this church I have been able to help in a couple of youth callings. I have been a youth leader in my ward a couple of times and have helped plan youth activities, campouts, high adventure activities, among many other things. I have also been a leader in the scouting program in our church as well. As an Eagle Scout I believe I have an obligation to help younger scouts achieve this rank and through my actions and by achieving the rank of Eagle, I have set the example for other scouts in pursuit of this rank. I believe that one of the best ways to teach others is to live as an example. People are always watching you, so if I live my life according to the standards I believe in, then I can teach people about my standards without even having to say a word. So in this church I live my faith by serving in my youth callings and by living as an example to others who may need guidance or help finding their way. Wether it be finding faith or becoming an Eagle Scout, I can always make a difference.