Joshua Naea

While growing up, applying the doctrines and principles of the gospel helped transform Joshua's perspective on same-sex attraction from a struggle to blessing, as did the love and guidance that he continually felt and received from his Heavenly father. For him, accepting it was not so much the issue, it was understanding it that weighed heavily on him. Through many of his own experiences, he came to accept that the blessings and promises given to him by a loving Heavenly Father were worth fighting for more than his understanding of such a small component of him. He discovered that with the Savior's help, he could embrace not just his SSA but other challenging experiences he would face as he entered the mission field.

Be sure to also read Joshua's essay, 'Finding Peace and Acceptance in Jesus Christ.' Read here.

Frank W. Hays
12 Oct, 2013

Joshua, Your story and testimony will bless many lives. Your mission with all its struggles etc will always be a great blessing throughout your life. I went on my mission at 28 after serving in the USMC. Had to face my SSA, return home and go back and serve a honorable two year mission. If it wasn't for a Samoan named Omaha Suesue who became a father figure and angel in my life my story would be so different. I don't know if he was a Latter-day Saint but he taught me to be a Marine and so much more

Julienna Viegas-Haws
16 Nov, 2013

I was so humbled and inspired by your testimony. You are and will be a light to so many children of Heavenly Father.

12 Jul, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing this

8 Dec, 2014

Joshua what a wonderful testimony..I know u will be a great missionary..just remember ur heavenly father is always there to help u with ur struggles..will remember u in our prayers..manuia lau mission..alofa at

Ricardo C. Moreno
22 Dec, 2014

Que gran testimonio amigo...

30 Dec, 2014

Thanks so much for sharing this. You dont know how many lives you have touched and will touch with this video. You have been such a great friend and missionary keep it up!


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