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Hi I'm Joseph

I'm a skier. I'm a traveler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Senior studying marketing who still has two more years of school to drudge through. I love working with people and am excited to get out of my books and enjoy a more social atmosphere. I just got married and my wife and I are enjoying our summer vacation while I work and she manages some apartments. I love to travel, my favorite areas of the world being the Middle East and Brazil. I also love to cook, particularly fun international foods like Indian curry and random South American dishes.

Why I am a Mormon

Sometimes it is hard to feel satisfied. I can be a bit of a perfectionist and I am willing to push myself to the edge to finish a project. Nothing is ever good enough for me and I want to be the best in every aspect of life. Sometimes my drive is carried too far and I begin to view myself with an eye of discouragement. I am a Mormon because the 'Mormon' church has answers to my challenges. I know that I am a child of a loving God. The Church teaches what I already know in my heart but like to bury with self-doubt and discouragement. I have a very personal relationship with my Father in Heaven and with Jesus Christ. Christ walked this earth like I do, feeling pain, fear and discouragement like me. He can relate to me. In fact, he took those feelings willingly. I also know that because of his suffering and death I am enough. That is comforting. Jesus' self sacrifice makes up for my inability to be perfect. I like that. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I was just called to be a hometeaching supervisor in my new ward. This means that I will encourage other men in my ward to do their hometeaching. I am excited to begin.

Are Mormons Christians?

Joseph
We believe in Jesus Christ. We do not believe all of the ideas created by other churches that seem to be a doorway to Christianity. I believe in a Heavenly Father with a tangible body. I also believe that his Son, Christ, is not Heavenly Father, but a unique person also with a physical body that can touch and feel. The Spirit or The Holy Ghost is also a separate person. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Joseph
God. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ visited Joseph Smith in the 1800s to restore the church that had scattered and dissolved since the Apostles. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Joseph
Talk to your Mormon friend. They will direct you to missionaries who will help answer doctrinal questions and introduce you to the local congregation. Once you feel ready to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can be baptized by someone who has received priesthood authority from God. Show more Show less