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Hi I'm Joel

I grew up in a farm town in Idaho. I'm a missionary now. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a small farm town. I just graduated high school and our graduating class had 19 people in it. In my free time, I like to ride snowmobiles, motorcycles, and horses. My family owns a farm/ranch operation, and my brothers and I are the employees. I have three brothers and three sisters. We all work on the farm together. I am going on a mission right after high school.

Why I am a Mormon

My family are all members of the LDS church, and all have very strong testimonies. I grew up in the church, so naturally I became involved in it. During the last few years I have developed my own testimony deeper. I am a Mormon because I want to return to live with my Heavenly Father when the time comes. I know that if I live the gospel of this church that I will be able to have eternal life and happiness. I know that living the church standards are worth the effort, even if it means standing alone. I am very excited to continue strengthening my testimony and bringing others to Christ by serving a mission.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in my ward. In my ward, I have held different youth leadership positions. My most recent calling was the Bishop's Assistant. I also do things like bless and administer the sacrament in sacrament meeting. I also go out with other members of the church to deliver the sacrament to elderly people who can't make it to church. In our youth groups, my friends and I would take turns teaching lessons to each other. We also do service projects, like raking lawns, cutting wood, and cleaning up the church parking lot for example. I am leaving soon on a mission to Argentina, which will be my biggest calling and demonstration of how I live my faith yet.