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Hi I'm Joshua

I've grown up in Utah. I've attended and graduated grade school. I'm a 3rd degree brown belt in Kenpo Karate. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am eighteen years old having just graduated high school. I love to learn. I like the sciences and everything computers. I love video games, or rather developing and making them with 3d modeling computer programs. Apart from my nerdy side, I also love to draw. I'm a realistic artist, I'm not very familiar with being abstract. I've drawn buildings, portraits, characters and some landscapes. Another form of art I like to be apart of at times is Kenpo Karate. Classes are every Wednesday, though I'm not very consistent at attending. I've been taking these karate classes for ten years, or since I was eight years old. Over this time I've been able to obtain (with a little leniency from my instructor I feel) a third degree brown belt, which is one step away from a black belt. I'm an Eagle Scout, having worked hard on that for the past ten years as well. I love to spend time with my friends and others, whether we're just sitting and talking, or if we're sitting and not talking at the movie theater. I've discovered recently that I also love to sing. I'm still not sure if I'm any good or not, but I must be at least somewhat, enough to gain the approval of my choir teacher. I have been in my high school choir class for a year and a half now which I have enjoyed exceedingly. I have now closed the first chapter of my life having graduated high school. I've chosen to turn my life over to God for the next two years as I serve a mission where I will preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I've had the privilege of having been born and growing up in a Mormon family. I've been a Mormon all of my life, so my conversion process has been different than those who were born outside of the church and choose to become baptized into it by the immersion of water through the proper priesthood authority, or the power of God. My testimony of the gospel has grown gradually over time as I have kept the commandments. My testimony and my conversion has grown all the more since I've been in the Missionary Training Center being constantly surrounded by the spirit of God. I know all the more that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing simply one thing. I obey. I do what I am asked to do by my church leaders. I pray to my Heavenly Father night and day. I read the scriptures every day that I'm allowed to breathe. I attend church every week with an open heart. I perform the duties that have been assigned to me. Those who have entered into the waters of baptism by the proper authority have the opportunity to renew the promises that they have made with God every week when they partake of the sacrament. I have had the privilege of being one of the young men that arrives early before our church meeting to help prepare the bread and water. When the meetings would start, I would feel the wonderful spirit as I assisted in blessing these sacred emblems. I now have the opportunity to prepare in the Missionary Training Center to serve for the next two years in the world, preaching the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I live my faith everyday by striving to do everything that I possibly can to be a good person and to be the missionary that my Heavenly Father wants me to be. I strive to act how Jesus would, think how he would, love how he would, and live my life and serve my mission in such a way that when I see him, he may say "Well done".