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Hi I'm Josh

I've lived in 3 different states. I'm a runner. I've worked in parks. I've beaten "Bop-It". I'm learning Swedish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Just like anyone else, I am a multi-faceted individual; I love a good R&B lick just as much as I enjoy the fiddle of a bluegrass tune. I'm also a runner, having run on both the Track and Cross Country teams in high school. Running has allowed me to gain a better understanding and appreciation for my strengths and weaknesses, and I hope to be able to use this insight as I continue to progress throughout whatever life dishes out next. Likewise, beating the popular command/reflex game "Bop It!" has helped me gain a better appreciation of my own individuality; apparently very few people have actually had the desire to sit down and spend the hour(s) necessary to overcome the abrasive, commanding voice of the game to beat the game and "Bop It!"

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've learned for myself what The Atonement of Christ really means: it means love. It means understanding. It means coming to truly know the Savior. And how is this done? By coming to know and understand those around us and by serving with true love we come to see the and know the Saviors face. And I know this is true. Life is a bit like tripping down an escalator going up all while holding a copy of the scriptures in one hand, and a bowl of taco soup in the other. It's not pretty. The Savior, however, will always be there to help lift us up back on our feet and walk with us back onto the path that leads back to God. These things I do know of a surety.

How I live my faith

I'm preparing to serve a mission to the people of Sweden, where I will give service to those in need and seek to lift up those around me through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In preparation, I've been attempting to learn the Swedish language a little bit every day. However mangled it may be, I hope that my preparation will provide a groundwork so that I may be able to speak Swedish even just a little bit as I enter the mission.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We worship and recognize God as our Heavenly Father, the father of our spirits. We love him and pray to him in the name of his son and our elder brother Jesus Christ. We respect Joseph Smith as a worthy servant of our Father in Heaven and honor him as a Prophet of God, a man called to be God's spoke person on the Earth, and a worthy instrument in God's hands in bringing about the Restoration of God's truth to the earth today. I know that God does live and loves us with an immensity that cannot be comprehended, and that God has called men to be his prophets on the Earth today. Show more Show less