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Hi I'm Joe

I love learning new things. I love running. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was a kid I loved to play soccer, and I was very proud of how fast I could run. I played on my high school's junior varsity soccer team for two years, and I would have played on the varsity team for two more years if I didn't tear my ACL while I was training between seasons. After my knee healed I decided that it would be a good idea for me to focus on running. I ran the 400m and 800m races for the varsity track team my junior and senior years. Now that I'm not in high school anymore, I am preparing to serve a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Perú. After I finish my mission, I am going to go to college and study science or engineering. I love my mom and dad and my six younger siblings.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, and my parents taught me how to keep the commandments. Now that my friends and I are leaving our homes, we can choose to do whatever we want. I have friends who are choosing to keep the commandments and friends who are choosing to not keep the commandments. The friends who try to live the way that Jesus Christ lived are so much happier than those who do not. This happens because Heavenly Father has given us commandments that are designed to help us be happy. In the past I have made mistakes, but with the help of Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice, I have been able to repent and be happy again. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God because when I read their words I get the same feeling that comes when I keep the commandments and live like Jesus.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping the commandments and trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ. This involves reading the scriptures, praying, being honest, thinking clean thoughts, taking care of my body, paying tithing, going to church, working, and loving and serving other people. Living my faith seems hard, but really it is more fun than choosing the easy way out. It makes me feel good. I serve people in my community by helping my friends with homework, helping to build a house for a single mother, and doing random acts of kindness. Sometimes my ward (a group of Mormons) helps people move or does other service projects together. When I go on my mission, I will be living my faith by teaching other people about it.