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Hi I'm Joe

I grew up in New England. I love the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and God. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being born and raised in a small town, I always loved being outside doing different things. Camping, hiking, kayaking, four-wheeling, and archery are some of my favorite things to do, just to name a few. I love my family and friends and love to spend time with them and share experiences together. I will be going to college soon and will be studying mechanical engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon, because when I asked God through prayer if the Book of Mormon is true, If joseph smith was truly a prophet of God, and if the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is truly Jesus Christ's church once again on earth, I received an answer through the power of the Holy Ghost that, yes, it is all true. I learned from a young age that the what the Holy Ghost is and why he is important. At one point before i was 8, i had a powerful experience that taught me that the Holy Ghost is real, and that he can teach me all things. When i was in my early teens, someone in church was speaking about the Book of Mormon and its importance as another testament of Jesus Christ. She challenged everyone to again consider the invitation and promise given in the introduction of the Book of Mormon, to read it, ponder it in your heart, and pray to know if its true. If you do that, you will come to know that its true through the power of the Holy Ghost. I had taken this invitation to heart before and asked God if it is true. But I didnt experience a dramatic answer that it is true. This lady in church invited everyone to pray about it again, even if we had done so already. So i did, and this time i recognized the answer that was given to me. It was a small thought. "You know that it is true, and you have for a long time." That single thought was the only thing that came to my mind at the time. I still didnt know if that was truly my answer though. But, not long afterwards, i had some experiences where some of my friends and family shared their conversion experiences with me, and they described almost the same thing that i went through, only for them. During those times, i felt an enourmous warmth flow through my soul, and peace came to my mind. From experience, i knew that is a way that the Holy Ghost teaches me. Since then, i have recieved numerous more witnesses that theses things are true through the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

Currrently, as a full-time missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I spend literally most of my days out in the community trying to teach people about Jesus Christ and his importance in our lives. I and my companion are the some of the guys that you see riding bikes all over the place, in a white shirt and tie, and stopping to share the gospel with people. I am always on the look out for different ways that I and my companion can serve the community. We are able to serve in a variety of ways. Anything from weeding, to helping people move, and more. My main purpose as a missionary is to invite and help others to follow Jesus Christ. I participate in helping other missionaries learn and improve based on their own experience and other resources as well. I am very much involved in that same learning process myself.