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Hi I'm Josh

I'm an adventurer, a skier, a street hockey enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to explore the unknown and to see the straight excitement and beauty that this world has to offer. Every time I fly down a mountain or stare out over a beautiful landscape, I'm reminded just how lucky I am to live here. I was born in Portland, Oregon, and was mostly raised in Idaho, but I try to visit my homeland at least once a year. I come from a huge family (my angelic mother gave birth to ten children), but mine isn't one of those undisciplined types or the freaky-huge families you see on television. We're big, but the only difficult part about living in our family is the demand for excellence. Even still, I like to think I hold my own. I'm great friends with my whole family. I'm not particularly great, but I love blading and playing hockey with my friends and family in outdoor basketball courts (because, come on, the ball won't go flying off and there is zero chance of being wasted by a careless driver). I attend Brigham Young University and love being a BYU Cougar.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but my testimony of my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ isn't something that was forced upon me. I've known there was a God who loved and cared for me for longer than I can remember, but His existence is reconfirmed to me every day. When I go through my day, so often I'll receive personal guidance and aid that I know is from God. And thinking back on my life, I see His hand continually. He gives me power to work harder, longer, and more effectively at whatever I put my mind to. He gives me promptings toward actions that greatly help His children. And above all, He makes me happy. I love being happy. That's it. The reason I ski, skate, learn, explore, LIVE is because I love to be happy. And from my experiences, I've never––ever––been happier than when I am fully living the gospel of our savior Jesus Christ and working hard to make it back to Him.

How I live my faith

Besides being an active member of my congregation and participating in my assigned callings (nothing says "prestige" like "door greeter"), I'm currently setting aside my family, work, schooling, and personal life to serve a mission for my church. For two years, I'll be serving and teaching the people of Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Guyana, and Suriname.