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Hi I'm Josh

I live in Utah. I love playing soccer, listening to music, cars, and art. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've recently graduated high school, playing percussion in the drumline, and busting through piles of homework. I couldn't be more excited for college. I'm planning on going into the engineering field, because I've always been interested in drawing and designing cars. My dream would be to be the designer of the next awesome sports car, but I would be happy doing anything where I get to make the things I create in my head a reality. I also love being in and trying new things in the outdoors. A few years ago I tried whitewater kayaking and had a blast. Last winter I picked up skiing, and I love being in the freezing cold on the snowy slopes with friends and my brothers. Maybe next time I'll try a sport that isn't so cold, and college will probably force me too pick a cheaper one anyway.

Why I am a Mormon

Most of my family members are Mormon and so I grew up in the church my whole life. I liked going to church as a kid and going to different youth activities. When I was in junior high, I was struggling a bit. I was figuring out how I fit in a bigger school and dealing with the usual challenges of growing up, as well as some family challenges at home as my parents moved towards divorce. I was feeling discouraged, sad, lonely; it was probably the hardest time in my life up to that point. I wasn't usually the kind of kid to pray or read my scriptures much, if I did, it was usually because my mom told me to, or because in church it was what I was told to do. But I was feeling so bad that I did kneel in prayer, praying just that I could have some help from God and to feel better. This is the first time I can remember REALLY praying. After I did, I opened up my Book of Mormon (again, not the usual thing for me). I still remember what I read; it made me feel like God had heard my prayer and that he cared about me. I felt peace. Since then I've continued to try to read my scriptures; I'm not perfect at it but I keep at because when I do, I feel closer to God and happier too. That's pretty much the foundation of my testimony.

How I live my faith

Every month, I go home teaching, which is where two men go to visit a few families in the neighborhood to see how they are doing and try to help them however they can, and leave a with a spiritual message and prayer. I also am serving as missionary, teaching about the gospel away from home.